For Immediate Release - January 17, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON - January 17, 2012 - The Board of Registration of Social Workers announced today disciplinary action against the following licensees:

Suzanne Kresiak, Otis

The Board imposed a reprimand on Kresiak’s license to practice as a social worker in Massachusetts. Kresiak must also complete a continuing education seminar on legal and ethical practice. The Board and Kresiak entered into a consent agreement whereby Kresiak admitted that after obtaining verbal consent, she failed to obtain written consent from her minor client’s legal guardian prior to having a communication with a third party about her client. Kresiak admitted that her action constitutes a violation of a Board regulation.

Tracy A. Will, Ashford, Conn.

The Board and Will have entered into a consent agreement under which Will’s license to practice as a licensed independent clinical social worker was placed on probation for a period of three years. Will has further agreed that she must comply with terms and conditions while on probation, which include undergoing therapy sessions with a licensed therapist, practicing under the supervision of an LICSW, and completing a continuing education course in professional boundaries. Will admitted that she was disciplined in the State of Connecticut in resolution of a complaint alleging that she engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a former client. Will further admitted that said conduct also constitutes grounds for discipline in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the "Check a Professional's License" link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure 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 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.

 

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