Virginia board reprimands clinical social worker Viola Vaughan-Eden regarding custody reports
September 13, 2010
On July 7, 2010, the Virginia Board of Social Work reprimanded licensed clinical social worker Viola Vaughan-Eden.
According to the findings of fact contained in the Board’s Order, Vaughn-Eden, in the context of conducting forensic evaluations:
Did not obtain or review collateral materials that may have provided more comprehensive information and did not document her reason for not ingterviewing certain additional sources.
Accepted initial employment to evalua child involved in a custody dispute at the request or the mother and then subsequently with agreement of all parties accepted employment from the Court to provide an objective, neutral, forensic evaluation regarding this child without documenting why accepting why accepting such employment did not constitute a conflict of interest.
The Board’s Order includes additional findings.
Vaughan-Eden may only provide forensic evaluations under supervision of another board-approved clinical social worker, among other conditions.
Source: Order, In Re: Viola Vaughan-Eden, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., License No. 0904-001616, Case Nos. 124222, 124262, 111893, 121136 and 118287, Before the Virginia Board of Social Work.
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