[As reported in the previous edition of CNI News, Sacramento-based psychologist and abduction researcher Dr. Richard Boylan has been stripped of all his licenses to practice in California. Following is the text of two news stories detailing the action taken against Boylan, and his preliminary response. CNI News thanks Bufo Calvin for forwarding this information.]
The Sacramento BEE
Friday, August 11, 1995
Page B2, City Digest
PSYCHOLOGIST LOSES HIS LICENSE
The state Board of Psychology has revoked the license of Sacramento psychologist Richard Boylan, who specializes in treating survivors of alleged encounters with space aliens, based on seven counts of gross negligence involving three patients.
Boylan "abused his role as a therapist when he imposed his personal views on the existence of extraterrestrials into the dreams and memories of two patients," the psychology board said.
In addition, the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners has revoked Boylan's licenses to be a child counselor and clinical social worker.
Boylan is a former president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association.
TV NEWS COVERAGE - Sacramento, CA
KCRA-3, 6PM News - August 7, 1995
Kelly Brothers: Our top story at 6 o'clock: a Sacramento psychologist has been stripped of all licenses to practice in California.
Female Announcer: Dr. Richard Boylan was found guilty of gross negligence and misconduct with patients. As Channel 3's Tom Duhain reports, Dr. Boylan's controversial views on UFOs and aliens played an important part in today's actions.
Tom Duhain: Richard Boylan learned today that the State had revoked his psychologist license, his marriage family and child counseling license and his clinical social worker license. His practice is shut down.
Richard Boylan: Oh, I am not going to accept it. It is based on falsehoods and we want to explore every possibility for a reconsideration.
Tom Duhain: Boylan is Past President of the Valley Psychological Association and formerly the Mental Health Director of Calaveras County. He is also an author who believes that extraterrestrials have invaded the earth.
Richard Boylan: A number of my colleagues have felt that because I have been willing to look into a cutting edge field like extraterrestrial contact with humans that someone in authority was going to land on me one of these
Tom Duhain: He would not discuss the specific findings of the State Law Court which led to today's actions. Those include: Imposing his views of space aliens into the dreams and memories of two patients; nude hot tubbing with patients; and bartering nude massages in return for psychological therapy.... Boylan says the charges are false.
Richard Boylan: We really felt that the evidence that was brought out at the hearing would move them to lay aside these complaints, but that did not happen.
Tom Duhain: Boylan's only recourse now is legal action in Superior Court.
Female Announcer: State officials said they closed his practice because they consider Boylan a danger to other patients. There are about 13,000 licensed psychologists in California. On average, about forty licenses are revoked every year, mostly for sexual misconduct.
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