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California Board of Psychology Issues Citation to Licensee

June 10, 2022

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CONTACT: Sandra Monterrubio

San Juan Capistrano Psychological Assistant Accused of Fraudulently or Neglectfully Misrepresenting License Type

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Board of Psychology (Board) has issued a Citation to Amal H. Nardi, PsyD, #32916, of San Juan Capistrano for allegedly signing federal forms, stating she was a clinical psychologist, and diagnosing individuals with various disorders without a license.

According to the Citation, Nardi was allegedly advertising on her website that she prepares federal forms that waive components of the naturalization requirements for immigrants by diagnosing individuals with medical impairments. Only a licensed psychologist can perform those duties. Nardi was a registered psychological assistant until her license expired and was canceled in 2017 but was not a licensed psychologist at the time of these representations.

The Board alleges Nardi made false and misleading statements, fraudulently or neglectfully misrepresented the type or status of license or registration held and violated rules of the Business and Professions Code. The Board has ordered Nardi to cease all practice and misrepresentation as a psychologist.

The Citation is available on Nardi’s licensing detail page at https://search.dca.ca.gov/.

The Board of Psychology would like to remind consumers to verify a license before seeking business or service from a professional by visiting The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ licensing search tool. For information on how to file a complaint or for information about the Board of Psychology, visit www.psychology.ca.gov.

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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.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS: The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) protects consumers through oversight, enforcement, and licensure of professions, and helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. Consumers can verify a license and file a complaint against a licensee online at www.dca.ca.gov or by phone at (800) 952-5210.