Psychologist guilty of misconduct over affair with patient

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal said the former patient met newly registered Dr Tania van Megchelen at a surf club of which both were members in late 2001.

The patient first consulted Dr van Megchelen in early 2002 aged just 16, and after that the two had a personal and sexual relationship lasting eight years.

Dr van Megchelen denied many details of the allegations.

The tribunal heard a detailed history of the relationship involving many conflicting accounts. But both sides agreed the patient’s parents