(27) Fri 11 Aug 95 22:45 By: John Powell To: All Re: Rich Boylan Saga, 1/3 @EID:18d3 1f0bb

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(27) Fri 11 Aug 95 22:45 By: John Powell To: All Re: Rich Boylan Saga, 1/3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- @EID:18d3 1f0bb5a0 @PID: BWRA 3.02 [Eval] @MSGID: 1:261/1201.0 302c15d1 The Sacramento BEE Friday, August 11, 1995 Page B2, City Digest PSYCHOLOGIST LOSES HIS LICENSE The state Board of Psychology has revoked the license of Sacramento psychologist Richard Boylan, who specializes in treating survivors of alleged encounters with space aliens, based on seven counts of gross negligence involving three patients. Boylan "abused his role as a therapist when he imposed his personal views on the existence of extraterrestrials into the dreams and memories of two patients," the psychology board said. In addition, the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners has revoked Boylan's licenses to be a child counselor and clinical social worker. Boylan is a former president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association. --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence BBS (1:261/1201) SEEN-BY: 102/2 138 747 752 835 852 890 943 270/101 280/1 10 31 52 66 101 103 SEEN-BY: 280/113 333 @PATH: 261/1201 1087 1096 270/101 280/1 102/2 835 943 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (28) Fri 11 Aug 95 22:45 By: John Powell To: All Re: Rich Boylan Saga, 2/3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- @EID:1823 1f0bb5a0 @PID: BWRA 3.02 [Eval] @MSGID: 1:261/1201.0 302c15d2 "LICENSE REVOKED" DR. RICHARD BOYLAN TV NEWS COVERAGE - SACRAMENTO, CA KCRA-3 6PM NEWS - AUGUST 7, 1995 Kelly Brothers: Our top story at 6 o'clock: a Sacramento psychologist has been stripped of all licenses to practice in California. Female Announcer: Dr. Richard Boylan was found guilty of gross negligence and misconduct with patients. As Channel 3's Tom Duhain reports, Dr. Boylan's controversial views on UFOs and aliens played an important part in today's actions. Tom Duhain: Richard Boylan learned today that the State had revoked his psychologist license, his marriage family and child counseling license and his clinical social worker license. is practice his shut down. Richard Boylan: Oh, I am not going to accept it. It is based on ahhh... falsehoods and a... ahhh... we want to explore every possibility for a reconsideration. Tom Duhain: Boylan is Past President of the Valley Psychological Association and formerly the Mental Health Director of Calaveras County. He is also an author who believes that extraterrestrials have invaded the earth. Richard Boylan: A number of my colleagues have felt that because I have been willing to look into a cutting edge field like extraterrestrial contact with humans that ahhh... someone in authority was going to land on me one of these days, ahhh... Tom Duhain: He would not discuss the specific findings of the State Law Court which led to today's actions. Those include: - Imposing his views of space aliens into the dreams and memories of two patients. - Nude hot tubbing with patients. - And bartering nude massages in return for psychological therapy. Thomas O'Connor: The Judge found three individuals were harmed ahhh... (State Psychology for seven sets, seven separate reasons including nude Board) hot tubbing with the doctor, ahhh... including ahhh... a trip to Las Vegas, ahhh... and including his interjecting his own philosophical belief into the therapy making that the focus rather than the patient's presenting problem. Tom Duhain: Boylan says the charges are false. Richard Boylan: We really felt that the evidence that was brought out at the hearing ahhh.. would move them to lay aside these complaints, but that did not happen. Tom Duhain: Boylan's only recourse now is legal action in Superior Court. In Sacramento, Tom Duhain, Channel 3 Reports. Female Announcer: State officials said they closed his practice because they consider Boylan a danger to other patients. There are about 13,000 licensed psychologists in California. On average, about forty licenses are revoked every year, mostly for sexual misconduct. --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence BBS (1:261/1201) SEEN-BY: 102/2 138 747 752 835 852 890 943 270/101 280/1 10 31 52 66 101 103 SEEN-BY: 280/113 333 @PATH: 261/1201 1087 1096 270/101 280/1 102/2 835 943 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (29) Fri 11 Aug 95 22:45 By: John Powell To: All Re: Rich Boylan Saga, 3/3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- @EID:d872 1f0bb5a0 @PID: BWRA 3.02 [Eval] @MSGID: 1:261/1201.0 302c15d3 "LICENSE REVOKED" DR. RICHARD BOYLAN TV NEWS COVERAGE - SACRAMENTO, CA KTXL-40 10PM NEWS - AUGUST 7, 1995 Female Announcer: A Sacramento psychologist lost his license today. Investigators say Dr.Richard Boylan abused a patient-psychologist relationship and convinced patients that they were visited by extraterrestrials. Mitch Truswell is in the FOX 40 newsroom with details. Mitch, that's not the only reason he got in trouble. Is it? Mitch Truswell: No, there actually seven findings that got... against Dr. Boylan. In one case, he brought patients to his home. On two separate... separate occasions and engaged in nude hot tubbing. Ahhh... at one time Dr. Boylan was President of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association, but ahhh... Boylan won't be practicing ahhh... psychotherapy anymore. The Board of Psychology revoked his license based on two year investigation of inappropriate behavior. Some of you may recognize Dr. Richard Boylan. He appeared in a FOX 40 news story over a year ago talking about a book he wrote on extraterrestrial activity. It is UFOs in part that helped bring about his revocation today. Tom O'Connor with the Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology says Boylan had seven gross violations including: Tom O'Connor: He was interjecting his own personal beliefs about extraterrestrials into ahhh... actually the focus of therapy ahhh... with the one patient. He had taken one patient to ahhh... an ET extraterrestrial convention in Las Vegas and ahhh... she had stayed in the same hotel room. He traded therapy for massages, nude body massage. Richard Boylan: Obviously, I think that is ahhh... an erroneous conclusion to come to. Mitch Truswell: Boylan says he was surprised by the findings and is currently exploring his legal options. Richard Boylan: That did not happen. That would be unprofessional and I would never do such a thing. Mitch Truswell: Boylan is interested in extraterrestrial experiences. His book includes patient accounts of UFO experiences. O'Connor says the investigation of Boylan has been ongoing for about two years. In fact, for the last year Boylan was prevented from treating female patients. He says there is a lesson here for those in therapy and those considering it. Tom O'Connor: It is consumer beware in psychotherapy for it, it is unique and psychotherapy it's really one-on-one behind a close door and it is protected by strong bonds, laws of confidentiality. Mitch Truswell: If you think that a psychiatrist has violated the law or you have questions about what a violation is call the Medical Board of California. The number is there on your screen. If the violation involves a marriage, family, child counselor or a social worker contact the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Now keep in mind that doctors won't be investigated unless someone complains about the conduct. In this case three patients came forward. Donna. Donna: Mitch, just to wonder. Just how common is it for psychologists to lose their licenses? Mitch Truswell: Actually, I asked. And about forty licenses of psychologists are revoked every year and in those cases, about ninety percent of the cases involve sexual contact between the patient and the doctor. Donna: Thank you. Mitch Truswell in the FOX 40 newsroom. --- FMail/386 1.02 * Origin: Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence BBS (1:261/1201) SEEN-BY: 102/2 138 747 752 835 852 890 943 270/101 280/1 10 31 52 66 101 103 SEEN-BY: 280/113 333 @PATH: 261/1201 1087 1096 270/101 280/1 102/2 835 943

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