It sounds like the misconduct is described with sufficient mumbo jumbo and code words to obscure what really happened with this shrink. "Boundary Issues" seems to be a code that say that the shrink was getting way too friendly with the patient.Report from the Burlington Post
A local psychiatrist recently had his licence temporarily suspended.
On June 24, the discipline committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found that Dr. Howard Douglas Taynen, who has a downtown practice, "committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in relation to one patient in a number of respects, (i.e., his treatment selection of psychodynamic psychotherapy; failure to formally consult with an experienced psychotherapist regarding the management of this patient; management of boundary issues; and by assuming all aspects of this patient's care)."
The college's discipline committee ordered a public reprimand including a one-month suspension of Taynen's certificate of registration, starting July 1.
His licence will be further suspended for another month, starting Feb. 1, 2009, if he doesn't comply with orders by the college to successfully complete several professional development courses.
As well, the college ordered that Taynen pay $3,650 in legal costs to the college, that he set up an assessment of his practice, at his own expense, and abide by any recommendations coming from it, and that he not treat any patient identified as or diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.