Psychologist had sex with ex-patient

A female psychologist, who counselled a patient with an alcohol problem, went on to have an inappropriate relationship with him involving sex and getting drunk.

On Thursday, Brooke Ledner, 31, was banned from providing health services for a year after she admitted unsatisfactory professional conduct between June and October 2014 and professional misconduct from then until January 2015.

"The seriousness of (her) conduct is exacerbated by her personal conduct of drinking to the point of intoxication with Patient A, who had been treated for alcohol abuse," said the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal in