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Category Archives: Psychologist Licensing


AI And Its Role In Psychology

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become more and more popular in the past few years. This type of technology has been a game changer, allowing people to create content and write up contracts. It also has a creative side where it can make visual art and compose music. Generally, it allows people to get more… Read More »


Psychologists May Refuse To Treat Patients Due To Ethics

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

As a psychologist, you want to help people feel better about themselves. In doing so, you may feel as though you need to help as many people as possible. But there’s a limit to doing so. It’s called ethics. When potential clients call you to schedule an appointment, they may assume that you will… Read More »


When Psychologists Get In Trouble

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other mental issues expect that a psychologist or therapist would be able to help them. These people trust mental health professionals to listen to them without judgment. Because of this, you need to be careful when dealing with patients. You cannot… Read More »


Ethical Concerns When A Psychologist Is A Social Media Influencer

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the past, psychologists worked solely in offices but lately, they have become more prominent on social media, particularly in TikTok feeds. This is bringing up ethical issues, particularly as they pertain to client privacy. The amount of mental health content on TikTok shot up during the COVID pandemic as people struggled with everyday… Read More »


Child Psychologist Arrested Again For Violation Of Protective Order

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals need to follow the laws and ensure they employ ethics in their everyday professional lives. Unfortunately, they often cross the line when it comes to patient-provider relationships. As a result, they may face license loss and other penalties. A child psychologist from Texas was arrested for indecency with a child over the… Read More »


Psychologist’s License Suspended After Overinvolvement With Client

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

It’s important for psychologists to give clients the help they need to overcome their mental issues and regain the ability to function normally. However, some get a little too involved with their clients and may even have personal relationships with them outside of the office visits. This was the case for a psychologist in… Read More »


Psychologist Loses License Over Sexual Misconduct

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Being a psychologist is a tough job. Your job is to listen to your patients and understand their thoughts and feelings. Many clients have mental and emotional disorders and a psychologist’s job is to help diagnose and manage them. This means that psychologists really get to know their clients. They connect with their clients… Read More »


Therapist Arrested for Raping Teen Patient

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Teens and young children are vulnerable. They want to be accepted and loved. Because of this, many will do things that are unethical or unacceptable to get approval from an entrusted adult. Unfortunately, adults in positions of trust – such as therapists, doctors, teachers, coaches and police officers – will sometimes take advantage of… Read More »


People Avoid Therapy Due to Confidentiality Concerns

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many Florida residents could benefit from seeing a psychologist. Psychologists help people deal with mental issues. A lot of people – even celebrities – struggle with anxiety, depression and other issues that make it hard for them to happily live their daily lives. However, many people delay scheduling an appointment with a therapist or… Read More »


Psychologist Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people struggle with mental and emotional issues that they cannot deal with on their own. They may have gotten advice from friends and family members, but the issues just cannot be resolved without professional help. That’s why many people seek help from psychologists. People trust psychologists to act with morality. After all, expressing… Read More »