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Old 12-10-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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California prison psychiatrist accused of faking her own rape - NY Daily News

This woman who worked for the California prison system is accused of faking her own rape in order to convince her husband to move to a safer neighborhood.

I think they should really throw the book at people who fake crimes or give false testimony. She is only up for 3 years. Her girlfriend, too, as she was holding the goods that were supposed to have been stolen and she punched the psychiatrist to make it look like an assault.

They should also yank her license.

A psychiatrist has an MD license as well as a degree in psychology, to my knowledge. What a waste of a good education. I have heard that there is a preponderance of mentally questionable people entering that field.

If they pull her license, thought, won't it only be in the state of California, leaving her to practice in any of the remaining states? I have read that this is what happens to doctors. There is no federal accreditation body, just state. The AMA is an organization that is set up independently in each state.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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She would have a criminal background check to get licensed in another state. He career is over as a psychiatrist. No one would touch her with a ten foot pole. Even to be licensed, would open an agency up to liability for giving her a license.

One would think that the field is huge, but like many jobs, word of mouth, and it is a small society. Everyone will know about this, and people talk at conferences. She is done. She might be able to work teaching at a small community college, maybe. I even doubt that. She can't work as a court expert witness...so, she could do case management and file reviews. Write reports for SSI. Her career is basically done. Idiot.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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She should have the book thrown at her.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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She did this to convince her husband that they should move. Instead, he divorces her.

Doesn't this point to a distorted view of the world on her part, and the willingness to go to extreme measures to accomplish her goals, to say the least?

Maybe it's because she has spent so much time with prisoners that she'd begun to think the way some of them do.

I thought psychologists and psychiatrists had to have regular sessions, themselves, with mental health professionals. If so, what happened there? Is the person who she went to for therapy being questioned, at least?

I know, if a patient lies well, you really cannot predict future behavior like this. It just seems that she was thinking in a distorted way and should have been intercepted before it reached such a sorry state.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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She would have a criminal background check to get licensed in another state. He career is over as a psychiatrist. No one would touch her with a ten foot pole. Even to be licensed, would open an agency up to liability for giving her a license.

One would think that the field is huge, but like many jobs, word of mouth, and it is a small society. Everyone will know about this, and people talk at conferences. She is done. She might be able to work teaching at a small community college, maybe. I even doubt that. She can't work as a court expert witness...so, she could do case management and file reviews. Write reports for SSI. Her career is basically done. Idiot.
^^^Yep. Time for a career change for her.

Reminds me of a lawyer gal down south that got in a bumper scrape in a fast food parking lot. The other car took off (probably for good reason) so she drove after then while her thug boyfriend hung out the car window shooting at the other vehicle.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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She should have just broken a back window, grabbed her hubbys xbox and games and thrown them in the trash and maybe slashed one of his car tires or broke off his mirror etc.

Awful stupid for someone that got that degree....didn't even think to start off with some lower level stunts.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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She would have a criminal background check to get licensed in another state. He career is over as a psychiatrist. No one would touch her with a ten foot pole. Even to be licensed, would open an agency up to liability for giving her a license.
Ive read of plenty of instances where people were hired without the proper background check. Dont just assume because someone should do something that they will. Some people who are in power are lazy, some just dont care and some dont believe it will actually happen in "their" school or neighborhood or hospital or whatever.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Well, that is probably true in many professions, but to be licensed as a medical provider, in any state, you do have an FBI criminal background check. This charge would show up...and she would have to explain it...

Her only option would to be a private provider, with her own set up, and practice without a license. And if she did that, she would not be eligible for any third party payment from insurance. She could not prescribe medication without a DEA number, which requires licensing.

True, lots of places that should do criminal background checks do not...recently, Head Start programs!! Scary! Head Start: Playground Safety, Background Checks Lacking at Some Head Start Facilities - kspr.com (http://www.kspr.com/news/local/kspr-head-start-playground-safety-background-checks-lacking-at-some-head-start-facilities-20111212,0,766441.story - broken link)
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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It's not something people like to think about, but false accusations of rape or molestation are hardly uncommon. Such allegations can give the accuser a lot of power against the accused, and there are a lot of unscrupulous people who don't mind demolishing someone else's life if it advances their own in some way.

This is why it's important to actually look at the evidence in cases of alleged abuse, and not simply start beating our chests and screaming for the accused to be tortured and killed (as many people actually do...)
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Default An example...

Of the inmate running the asylum. What a tool!
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