Monthly Archives: July 2018

Psychologist Crystal M. Knight Suspended for Sex with Former Patient

On June 5th, 2018, the West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists issued an Order suspending the license of psychologist Crystal M. Knight, M.A. for two years, with terms and conditions which she must meet.

Crystal Knight

Crystal M. Knight, M.A.

According to the “Findings of Fact,” as contained in the Order, the Board opened an investigation of Knight based on a complaint filed by “M,” a former patitent, concerning behavior on the part of Knight which “may have crossed professional boundaries between psychologist and client.” The alleged behavior occurred during the time that Knight was providing court-ordered family therapy counseling to M and her husband, “D.”

Knight admitted to Board investigators that she became friends with M and D, assisted M in obtaining a rental space for a business she was starting, and later visited M and D at the business and had lunch with them.

She discussed her pending divorce with M and D.

She began a sexual relationship with D within two years of the termination of the therapist-patient relationship.

Should she request reinstatement of her license at the end of the two years, the Board will place her license on probation, under which she will be required, at her own expense, to practice under the supervision of a Board-selected licensed psychologist.

Source: West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists vs. Crystal Knight, M.A. (Lic. #1042), Ethical Inquiry No. 2017-11, Consent Agreement and Order, June 5, 2018.

Former Employee of Detroit Behavioral Institute -Capstone Academy?

Did you leave employment there because of policies or practices that were in conflict with your professional and/or moral integrity?

Do you want to see the right thing done for the sake of the patients?

If so, please contact the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). They will listen to your concerns and keep them completely confidential. CCHR may be able to help you with regard to Capstone.

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Are You a Former Patient of Capstone Academy – Detroit Behavioral Institute?


Did you receive less-than-acceptable or less-than-humane treatment?

Were you harmed or injured while you were a patient at Capstone?

Did Capstone neglect your health or your injuries?

Did a loved one die while hospitalized at Capstone?

If you would like to discuss your experience and file a report, please contact Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

CCHR will keep your information completely confidential and may be able to assist you take action.

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