Practitioner Psychologist Struck Off for Misconduct and Dishonesty after Providing a Fake Reference

Practitioner psychologist David W Ball has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty after providing a fake reference and deliberately misrepresenting his qualifications and experience.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that on 13 February 2012, Mr Ball applied for a post at Psychology Associates (PA), an independent practice, to be an Associate Psychologist completing expert witness work.

The Panel further heard that following enquiries by Dr MT, who handled Mr Ball