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State suspends psychiatrist’s license to work
Dr. Arthur Palladino Jr., whose offices are at 48 North Pleasant St., declined this morning to comment on the allegations.
admitted to one of the cases at a 2002 hearing. A 41-year-old woman suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder was referred to Palladino in January 2001, said Nancy Achin Audesse, executive director of the board.
On Feb. 8, 2001, the patient revealed to Palladino
a sexual involvement with the referring psychologist, Audesse said.
At a hearing in June 2002, Palladino
admitted to the relationship, saying it occurred because he
The board charges that Palladino
also engaged in recreational use of prescription narcotics and illicit drugs with the patient.
has the right to appeal the suspension at a hearing before the Division of Administrative Law, Audesse said.
...Palladino, 53, who has a bachelor's degree from Columbia University, graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1976 and has been licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts since 1977.He
psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia Medical School
. He was on the staff of the Amherst College Counseling Center until June.
According to the center's Web site, he
received training in intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center