Type: Undertakings

Registrant: Dr. Carol Denniston (Registration No. 1927)

Date: July 21, 2016

Nature of Action: An Undertaking and Consent by the Registrant including the following:

  1. A one month leave of absence from practice;
  2. Expression of regret to the client;
  3. Consent to a formal reprimand from the Inquiry Committee regarding conduct and competence in this matter;
  4. The supervision of the Registrant’s practice of psychology at the expense of the registrant involving one (1) year of supervision, subject to a one (1) year extension, including:
    • the selection of clients/patients appropriate for her professional practice;
    • the development and management of treatment plans, roles, and limitations;
    • the monitoring of treatment progress and when to make referrals to other professionals;
    • the review of dual roles, conflicts of interest and “boundary issues” as established by professional standards and the Code of Conduct;
    • the review of proper client termination procedures as established by professional standards and the Code of Conduct;
    • the review of proper supervision procedures as established by professional standards and the Code of Conduct;
    • the review of proper communication procedures established by professional standards and the Code of Conduct;
    • record keeping requirements established by professional standards and the Code of Conduct;
    • confidentiality requirements as established by professional standards and the Code of Conduct.

Reason: A complaint resolved by means of an Undertaking Agreement pursuant to section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act