Psychologist used unproven 'energy medicine' to touch patient

She was banned for crossing professional boundaries and now works as a life coach

A psychologist who touched a patient while delivering ‘energy medicine’ therapy and then tried to instigate a personal relationship has been reprimanded and disqualified for two years.

Psychologist used unproven ‘energy medicine’ to touch patient

The patient was referred to the female psychologist in October 2016 under a GP mental health plan, for help with his excessive alcohol consumption, depression, anxiety and stress, according to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

But in August 2017, the psychologist began sending the patient