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Psychologist Surrenders License Due to Sexual Misconduct

August 10, 2017

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Sandra Monterrubio, (916) 574-7720

(Sacramento) - A Daly City psychologist has agreed to surrender his license after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a former student trainee.

In June 2017, the California Board of Psychology filed an accusation against licensed
psychologist Rex Bierley, alleging sexual misconduct and unprofessional conduct by engaging in a sexual relationship with a former student trainee.

In its accusation, the board sought to revoke or suspend Bierley's license. Bierley, a supervisor in the psychology department of a Kaiser Permanente facility, chose to resolve the accusation by agreeing to waive his right to a hearing, and surrender his license to the board, effective August 24, 2017.

Click here to view the accusation and the order.

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY: The Board of Psychology's mission is to advance quality psychological services for Californians by ensuring ethical and legal practice and supporting the evolution of the profession. For information on how to file a complaint, or for information about the Board of Psychology, visit us at www.psychology.ca.gov.

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