Psychologist Stephen F. Kreft suspended for patient sex
October 11, 2013
On May 28, 2013, the Psychology Tribunal of New South Wales reprimanded Stephen Frank Kreft and suspended him for six months for, among other things, engaging in improper or unethical conduct.
The Tribunal’s document states that Kreft failed to observe proper professional boundaries in relation to a female client he treated in early- to mid-2008, to whom he made comments about her physical appearance and solicited comments from her about his; disclosed details about his love life and sex life and other personal details.
The document also states that he failed to observe proper boundaries with another female client whom he treated in 2006, with whom he ultimately entered into a personal and sexual relationship.
The Tribunal additionally placed various conditions on Kreft’s license and he was required to pay Health Care Complaints Commission’s costs of $60,000.
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