Psych Crime Reporter

February 6, 2013

Virginia suspends social worker Elizabeth Balyeat for sex with former client

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 2:07 pm

On October 30, 2012, the Virginia Board of Social Work suspended indefinitely the license of clinical social worker Elizabeth Balyeat (a.k.a. Elizabeth Klug) for a period of no less than nine months. According to the Board’s order, Balyeat counseling a client at her private practice from December 2010 through May 2011, when counseling was terminated. In June 2011, she entered into a personal relationship with the former client, which progressed to a romantic and then sexual relationship. Balyeat failed to document a treatment plan, the termination process or discharge summary in the clinical record.

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