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1

The ___________________________ and the _________________ (Section 43.93) address psychotherapist sexual exploitation.

  • Business and Professions Code
  • Civil Code

2

It is illegal for a psychotherapist to engage in sexual contact with a patient or former patient under 3 conditions:

  • When the patient is __________________________
  • Within ___ years following termination of therapy
  • By means of therapeutic _______________

  • Receiving psychotherapy from the therapist
  • 2
  • Deception

3

Psychotherapist _______________________ includes:

  • Intercourse
  • Sodomy
  • Oral copulation
  • Sexual contact (defined as "touching an __________________")

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Intimate part

4

Sexual exploitation is a ____________________.

Public offense.

5

A single act of sexual exploitation by a psychologist, or multiple acts of sexual exploitation with a single victim when the offender has no prior conviction for sexual exploitation is punishable by:

  • Imprisonment in a _________________ for up to _______________
  • A fine of up to $__________
  • Both

  • County jail
  • 6 months
  • $1000

6

Sexual exploitation with two or more victims, or two or more acts with a single victim when there is a prior conviction for sexual exploitation may either result in:

  • Imprisonment in county jail for up to __________
  • A fine of up to $1000
  • Both
  • Imprisonment in a state prison for ___ months, 2 years, or ___ years
  • A fine of up to $_____________
  • Both

  • 1 year
  • 16 months
  • 3 years
  • $10,000

7

When a therapist is found guilty of sexual contact with a patient or former patient within two years of termination of treatment, the therapist's _____________________.  A judge may not stay this.

License is revoked.

8

Any psychotherapist who becomes aware through a patient that the patient has had a sexual relationship with a psychotherapist during the course of treatment has a legal obligation to __________________________, and to discuss it with the patient.

Give the patient the brochure entitled "Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex."

9

The _____________________________ is responsible for preparing and disseminating the "Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex" brochure, which includes:

  • A definition of psychotherapist-patient sexual contact
  • A description of _____________________ to psychotherapist-patient sexual contact
  • A patient's bill of rights
  • A description of administrative, civil, and professional association ___________________
  • A description of support services available for victims of sexual misconduct

  • Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Common reactions
  • Complaint procedures

10

There ________ law that requires a psychologist to report sexual misconduct by a colleague to the BOP, when the psychologist becomes aware of the misconduct in the course of a patient-therapist relationship.

Is no.

11

A psychologist may only report to the BOP on behalf of a sexually exploited patient if the patient gives __________________.

Written authorization.