Psych Crime Reporter

August 14, 2012

Board continues suspension of custody evaluator Brian K. Wald

On May 21, 2012, the Virginia Board of Psychology continued licensed clinical psychologist Brian K. Wald, on indefinite suspension.

The Board summarily suspended Wald on April 9, 2012, subsequent to a determination that his practice posed a substantial danger to public health or safety.

According to the Board’s Order, during the course of performing a child custody evaluation, as well as in the role of a parenting coordinator between November 2, 2009 and July 27, 2011 Wald on multiple occasions sat very close to Individual A, held and caressed her hands and arms in a romantic manner and hugged her and kissed her on the cheek. Wald admitted kissing the patient on the mouth on one occasion.

Individual A recorded her office on a hidden digital audio video recorder, which documented Wald’s inappropriate conduct. The Board found Wald’s testimony regarding his conduct to be not credible and to reveal a lack of insight, candor and contrition but found that Individual A had a consistent record of having related her complaints about Wald’s conduct to her therapist.

Source: Order in re: Brian K. Wald, License No. 0810-001650, Case No. 141257, before the Virginia Board of Psychology.

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