Fake psychologist fined $8500 after treating patients

AHPRA has urged employers to check both registration status and identity when hiring.
Australian Associated Press

A woman posing as a psychologist who “treated” vulnerable patients and children at a clinic in Queensland has been fined $8500.

When concerns were raised about her qualifications, the she was asked to prove she was a registered psychologist, at which point authorities discovered the registration number she had provided belonged to an unrelated practitioner.