State issues cease and desist on unlicensed psychologists
July 25, 2013
On June 4, 2013, unlicensed practitioner Andres Nino entered into a consent agreement with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists to cease and desist using the title “psychologist” and holding himself out as being a psychologist until such time as he is licensed by the Board.
The Board’s document states that Nino admitted to never having been issued a license to practice psychology in Massachusetts but that he counseled partients at Arbour Counseling Center, in Lawrence, MA from 1992 to the present.
He further provided the Board a copy of his resume that stated that he worked at Arbour as a “staff psychologist” from 1992 to 2011 and that he had also described himself as a “clinical psychologist on two different websites. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 civil penalty.
On October 3, 2012, the Board entered into a consent agreement with unlicensed practitioner Anna Fuchu, in which she agreed to cease and desist using the title “psychologist” and holding herself out as psychologist unless she is fully licensed by the Board.
The Board’s document states that Fuchu admitted that she engaged in the unlicensed practice of psychology. The document further states that on one of Fuchu’s Facebook profiles, she described her position at Arbour Counseling Services (in Lawrence, Massachusetts) as “clinical psychologist.”
Further, she admitted that in August 2009, she signed a document with a signature block that identified her as a psychologist. In 2011, her “LinkedIn” profile described her employment as “Psychologist at the Psychological Center.” She was also ordered to pay a $14,000 civil penalty.
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