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Professional Counseling Cases

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When reviewing the Virginia State Board of Professional Counseling, they were quite disturbing and I was shocked that professional counselors were charged with such acts. The first case that I reviewed was for Ms. Kateresea L. Ford violated 18 VAC 115-20-130 (B)(1) and (4) and 18 VAC 115-20-140(A)(1),(3), and (8) of the Regulations Governing of Professional Counseling because she fraudulently billed Medicaid for residential services that were never provided. Ms. Ford pleaded guilty and was convicted of one felony count of Health Care Fraud. Ms. Ford was the owner/manager of the Delta House, LLC, which was located in Richmond, Virginia. She was sentenced to two months incarceration, three years of supervised release and one year of home monitoring. She also must pay restitution of $81,216.08. There was no pity on Ms. Ford I see. I wouldn’t have imagined that she would be punished so harshly for her lies. To makes matters worse, when Ms. Ford tried to get her licenses reinstated, she was denied because…show more content…
Mr. John Lancaster violated 18 VA 115-20-130(B)(1), 155-20-130(D)(1) and (4), and 18 VAC 115-20-140 (A)(3), and (7). Mr. Lancaster was involved in a dual relationship with a minor client. He engaged in activities outside the clinical setting, such as, shopping, eating out, wrestling, and playing video games with the client. He even communicated with the client by text message. Mr. Lancaster’s license to practice counseling in Virginia was suspended indefinitely for no more the 18 months. This particle case was disturbing to me because not only did Mr. Lancaster show his lack of discipline, but he violated his trust and professionalism with the client. Not only did he have a relationship with a client, but the client was underage. That’s horrible. Based on the cases that I reviewed, counselors were suspending due to monetary fraud and dual
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