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Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit

Doug Waldron,

The Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon, in a May 13 decision, upheld discipline imposed by the state's Board of Psychologist Examiners on a university clinic psychologist who provided the medical files of a student patient to university attorneys while the student was suing the school.

The psychologist licensee, Shelly Kerr, is the director of a university counseling center. In 2014, a student sought counseling regarding a sexual assault by another student, and later hired an attorney to pursue legal charges against the university.

In August of that year, the student's attorney wrote to the university . . .

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