State charges counselor Kelly Shanley-Johnson with sexual misconduct

June 16, 2010

On February 5, 2010, the Washington Department of Health (DoH) issued a Statement of Charges on registered counselor Kelly Shanley-Johnson, alleging sexual misconduct.

According to the document, Shanley-Johnson was employed at an out-patient clinic providing chemical dependency treatment.  “Client A” began court-ordered chemical dependency treatment at the clinic in early 2007, as a condition of a receiving a deferred prosecution on a DUI charge.

After “A” left the clinic in April 2008, Shanley-Johnson met him socially and their relationship soon included sexual contact and she continued their sexual relationship until December 2008.

IF YOUR PSYCHOLOGIST, PSYCHIATRIST OR OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER HAS ENGAGED IN ANY THREATENING, VIOLENT OR SEXUAL BEHAVIOR WITH YOU, REPORT IT TO THE POLICE AND TO CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, WHO CAN ASSIST YOU IN FILING REPORTS, COMPLAINTS, ETC.  PLEASE CONTACT STEVE WAGNER, DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION AT swagner@cchr.org

Source: Statement of Charges In the Matter of Kelly S. Shanley-Johnson, Credential No. RC00058575, Case No. M2009-980, State of Washington Department of Health, February 5, 2010.

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