Psych Crime Reporter

July 7, 2012

Board suspends counselor Karmin Fowler’s license

Filed under: DUI,License suspended,mental health counselor — Psych Crime Reporter @ 4:36 pm

On April 2, 2012, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners lifted an earlier stay-of-suspension on counselor Karmin Fowler’s license, based on non-compliance with an earlier consent agreement. The result was that her license was suspended for 24 months.

Fowler had been arrested for extreme DUI in July 2009 and failed to report to the Board within 10 days, as is required. When she applied for a credential as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in June 2010, she was required to complete a substance abuse evaluation. The evaluation indicated that she was at risk for a recurrence of alcohol problems. A supervisor at a previous employment indicated that Fowler had been warned about her lack of dependability and missing client appointments.

On July 18, 2011, the Board issue the aforementioned consent order, placing Fowler on 24 months stayed suspension, 24 months clinical supervision and 24 months of AA attendance at least three times a week for 12 months.

On April 7, 2011, her LPC application was denied. The lifting to the consent order and subsequent suspension were due to a relapse, thus violating the terms of the order.

Source: Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Adverse Action Tracking Form, 2012.

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