On July 1, 2013, the Medical Board of California issued an Accusation against psychiatrist Guy Roger Gullion for boundary violations, gross negligence, violation of ethical standards and sexual misconduct.
The Board’s document states that Gullion gave a patient $200 cash when she stated that she could not afford her daughter’s school pictures. In return, the patient gave Gullion two gift certificates for massages (the patient worked as a massage therapist). When Gullion arrived for his massage, he disrobed in front of the patient and exposed his genitals. He then laid face down, exposing his buttocks. While being massaged, he began to gyrate his hips and reached for the patient’s legs several times.
The document also states that the patient reported to the Board that Gullion engaged in inappropriate behavioral during treatment sessions, including telling the patient that she was stunningly beautiful, that their relationship was bigger than the confines of his of the walls of his office, hugging her at the end of sessions and telling her that she’d made his day.
In an interview with a Board investigator, Gullion admitted that his conduct was a clear ethics and boundary violation.