Missouri suspends social worker Brett Young, had relationship with and married former patient

On October 18, 2012, the Missouri State Committee of Social Workers suspended the license of clinical social worker Brett Young for up to three years and shall thereafter be placed on probation for another three years. The Committee’s document states that Young reported to the Committed in March 2012 that she had married a former patient whom she’d treated for six months, concluding in April 2011. She further stated that three months after the termination of the therapeutic relationship, she ran into the former patient at a local gym and developed a friendship with him, which evolved into love and marriage. However, the Committee also received a complaint which stated that Young and the client had reached a mutual agreement to end therapy due to the feelings that had developed between them.

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