BINGEN, Dr. Robert Russell


Former Registrant: BINGEN, Dr. Robert Russell (Registration No. 1275)

Date: November 5, 2012

Status: Completed

Nature of Action: A request from, and a grant by, the registrant of an undertaking and consent agreement including: “…an initial supervision period of six (6) months, during which [his] supervisor will request and review a sample set of [his] practice records to further assess [his] practice, with particular emphasis on the areas identified [by the Inquiry Committee]. If the supervisor recommends to the Inquiry Committee that the period of supervision be shortened, and in the event the Inquiry Committee is of the view that the period of supervision should be shortened, the minimum period of supervision will be three (3) months. If the supervisor recommends to the Inquiry Committee that the period of supervision be extended beyond the initial six (6) month period, and in the event the Inquiry Committee is of the view that the period of supervision should be extended,[he] hereby consent[s] to an additional two (2) month extension of the supervision period to a maximum period of supervision of not more than eight (8) months”.

Reasons: A complaint resolved by means of undertaking or consent pursuant to section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act, concerning recognition and management of personal issues and vulnerabilities within the professional role and provision of psychological services; recognition and management of professional relationships to avoid dual roles; termination of services and recognition and management of ongoing therapeutic relationships; and judgment regarding email correspondence

Update: All terms and conditions met as of February 21, 2013

BINGEN, Dr. Robert


Former Registrant: BINGEN,Dr. Robert (Registration No. 1275)

Date: December 10, 2008

Nature of Action: A request from and a grant by the registrant of an undertaking or consent to a limitation on providing or conducting any psychological assessments, diagnostic services, multi‐party assessments or providing recommendations or opinions except under a program of supervision covering eight assessments.

Reasons: A complaint resolved by means of undertaking or consent pursuant to s.36(1), concerning the registrant’ clinical assessment of a patient which raised concerns about one or more breaches of professional standards. Concerns leading to action by the College related to various matters including sufficiency of grounds for his diagnosis, and sufficiency of grounds for his excluding alternate diagnoses.