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UO Counseling Director Shelly Kerr fined $5K for giving Jane Doe records to Doug Park’s GC office

That’s the report from a normally well informed source. (Now confirmed, see below for the report).

Today the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners imposed a $5,000 fine on Dr. Shelly Kerr, Director of the University of Oregon Counseling and Testing Center, for actions relating to the transfer of counseling records to the Office of General Counsel.  The Board also ordered her to undergo additional ethical training.  (The Board dismissed charges against VP Robin Holmes and Brooks Morse, Associate Director Training Director, and Joseph DeWitz, Assistant Director and Clinical Director.)

Dr. Kerr’s license record is here:, and the Board’s report is here. The latest I have on the retaliation lawsuit by Karen Stokes and Jennifer Morlock, who filed the complaint with the Board, is here. UO strategic communicator Tobin Klinger’s response to that one is here.

Stokes and Morlock also filed a Oregon Bar ethics complaint against Interim General Counsel Doug Park and his Associate GC Samantha Hill. The bar initially dismissed it but they’ve appealed, and presumably this will make it more difficult for the Bar’s Ethics Committee to look the other way:

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  1. Andy Stahl 09/25/2015

    Dr. Kerr can appeal the Board of Psychologist Examiners’ decision to an administrative law judge. That tribunal can subpoena witnesses. I, for one, hope she does so. Not because I think she will be vindicated. The Board’s decision is crystal clear. But because an evidentiary hearing will help bring to light any misbehavior by the UO General Counsel’s office.

  2. Keith Appleby 09/26/2015

    “But because an evidentiary hearing will help bring to light any misbehavior by the UO General Counsel’s office.”

    I hear what you are saying. But, at the same time, after the Jane Doe Case, after the Cleavenger case, and after my case(s)…there is ample evidence that there are serious problems in the General Counsel office where they blatantly ignore or violate the law. This is pretty well established at this point.

    It all seems to go back to Doug Park. It’s way past time for him to go. Let’s hope Kevin Reed decides to move in a new direction when he comes on board as General Counsel.

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