Fighting against therapist abuse!

Support Lynette's Law for Maryland!

Every day, more and more people are being sexually abused by their therapists. If you check the disciplinary matters page for the Maryland Board of Professional Therapist and Counselors website, you will see that month after month, year after year therapists are being temporarily suspended for sexually abusing their clients. Therapist abuse needs to be a crime! Please support this initiative by signing the petition!

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The Recovery Network

Lynette’s Law founder, Heather Sinclair, has launched the new Recovery Network on YouTube. The channel is aimed at helping trauma survivors through a wide range of topics. The first video is an introductory of what to expect from The Recovery Network with follow-ups on consent, abuse, self-help book reviews, and the bystander effect.

The Recovery Network Introduction

Consenting is a Girl’s Best Friend

Are You Raising a Rapist?

Just One Thing

The Real Crisis in Healthcare

Super Ego of False Heroes

More to come!

Problems With Virginia’s Mental Health System

Lynette’s Law Founder, Heather Sinclair, on ABC8 News, Virginia.

Lynette’s Law founder, Heather Sinclair, has been featured in a recent interview and article on ABC8 News in Virginia regarding sexual exploitation in the mental health industry and how a recent case concerning Adam Glatt who began practicing in Virginia after being suspended in Florida for sodomizing his patient has rocked the state.

Watch the video and read the article below:

http://www.wric.com/story/25822232/8news-investigates-problems-with-virginias-mental-health-system

Exploitation Nation!

This Lynette’s Law production exposes the mental health industry’s secrets of sex offenders, violent felons, and predatory state-hoppers working in the profession and the false promises of safety that have been made.

 

 

Connecting the Dots: Sex Trafficking and Therapist Abuse

Watch the video and read the article. The dots are connected in an eerie comparison of the psychological symptoms of trauma of sex trafficking and therapist abuse.

Effects of therapist abuse eerily similar to those of sex trafficking

Powerfully Dynamic Speech: “I Will Not Cry”

Lynette’s Law founder Heather Sinclair stamped yesterday’s HB 33 hearing with an exclamation point with a resounding speech that people are still talking about. She titled it “I Will Not Cry” — and she didn’t — but she managed to get everyone else choked up. Watch this emotionally moving, passionate, and evocative speech below:

Links to the rest of the hearing videos:

HB 33 – Part 1

HB 33 – Part 2 (Heather’s Speech)

HB 33 – Part 3

HB 33 – Part 4

HB 33 – Part 5

The Latest Powerful Lynette’s Law Video

The latest Lynette’s Law video is a powerful montage depicting how rampant sexual exploitation by mental health professionals and therapist abuse has been just in the short time that Lynette’s Law has been fighting for the victims of these horrors!

Lynette’s Law Roars Back as HB 33

The House Bill number for Lynette’s Law this year has been designated as 33! Mike Ricksecker’s latest article describes this years focus and what Heather Sinclair and Lynette’s Law uncovered since the last legislative session:

It passed the Maryland House of Delegates last year unanimously 135-0 as HB 60 but the criminal portion of Lynette’s Law, a measure that would criminalize the sexual exploitation and abuse of mental health professionals against their patients, was shockingly drawer vetoed by State Senator Brian Frosh who prohibited the bill from even being voted upon in the Senate in 2013. Lynette’s Law founder Heather Sinclair vowed to bring the bill back in 2014 and has made good on her word, now armed with additional information and support that she didn’t have last year, and once again sponsored by Delegate Michael Smigiel.

“It wasn’t brought to my attention until a few days before session ended last year that there had been a sexual exploitation task force by the legislature back in the 1990s that researched this epidemic, made recommendations, and passed laws that have been ignored for the past fifteen years,” recounted Sinclair. “Had these things been enforced then this would have never happened to me or to so many others.”

(Continue reading here: http://www.examiner.com/article/lynette-s-law-roars-back-as-house-bill-33)

2013 Bill HB 56 Accomplishment

Last year the Lynette’s Law Bill HB 56 for background checks passed and was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley. This law was finally put into effect January 1, 2014 by Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This is the first step in making sexual exploitation by mental health professionals a crime in the state of Maryland.

Take a look at it here!

Founder’s Radio Interview Now on Podcast

If you didn’t get a chance to listen to Heather Sinclair’s Woman Talk Live radio interview with Ann Quasman on WBCM on December 21 then listen to it on podcast now!

http://womantalklive.com/podcast/lynettes-law-catching-the-professional-predator/

Lynette’s Law founder Heather Sinclair being interviewed by Ann Quasman of WomanTalk Live on WCBM radio.

Founder to be Interviewed on Woman Talk Live!

Lynette’s Law founder Heather Sinclair will be interviewed on Dec. 21 at 6:00 PM on the WCBM show Woman Talk Live with Ann Quasman. Tune in or listen online and show your support! All the details are below:

THIS WEEK on WomanTalk Live: Heather Sinclair is the founder of Lynette’s Law 4 Maryland - a grassroots movement that seeks to spread awareness about sexual exploitation by mental health professionals.

www.LynettesLaw4Maryland.com

12/21/13 Lynette’s Law – Catching the Professional Predator

Ann Quasman’s WomanTalk Live

Saturday, 6:07 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” at http://tinyurl.com/listenlivewcbm OR download the WCBM iPhone or Android app