May 25, 2006

The Division of Professional Licensure and the Board of Registration of Psychologists ("Board") recently disciplined two Massachusetts psychologists.

  • Gregg Januszewski of Worcester- The Board recently entered a consent agreement with Januszewski placing his license on probation for one year, effective February 15, 2006. Januszewski faced allegations that he jeopardized the physical or emotional security of a patient by engaging in inappropriate diagnostic or treatment procedures while a clinician at the Community Healthlink's Crisis Stabilization Unit in Worcester in 2002. During the probationary period, Januszewski will be supervised by a currently licensed psychologist approved by the Board. This supervisor will review, monitor, and evaluate Januszewski's practice and report to the Board on a quarterly basis. Januszewski must meet with the supervisor at least once every two weeks for two hours, for a total of no less than fifty hours of supervision during the probationary period. During the period, Januszewski must also comply with all laws and regulations governing the practice of psychology, refrain from any misconduct, and notify the Board in writing within ten days of a change in address.
  • Robert Stier of Andover- The Board issued a Final Decision and Order by Default to Stier revoking his license, effective January 20, 2006. Stier failed to defend himself against allegations that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a client, discontinued treatment with two patients without notice or explanation, and failed to provide any records and/or notes on the treatment of two patients.

The Board of Registration of Psychologists licenses approximately 5,132 psychologists throughout the Commonwealth. In Fiscal Year 2005, the Board received 70 complaints and resolved 35 complaints from this and previous fiscal years. The Board held nine investigative conferences. The Board entered into two consent agreements and placed two licenses on probation.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure ("DPL") is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 29 boards of registration.