California Medical Board Puts Psychiatrist Kermit D. Johnson on Probation; Used Sexualized Hypnosis Script on Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse

July 10, 2019

On May 31, 2019, the California Medical Board placed your colleague, psychiatrist Kermit Johnson on five years’ probation with terms and conditions. Dr. Johnson is/was employed at Schuman-Liles Clinic in Fremont.

This is the conclusion of actions which the Board undertook against Johnson in 2018, when it placed him on interim suspension, prohibiting him from practicing or attempting to practice hypnotherapy or hypnosis in any capacity and from treating any patients with a history of sexual abuse.

The Board’s Accusation against Johnson states that the underlying basis for disciplinary action was his treatment of a 28-year-old female for depression, anxiety, and insomnia between August 2014 and July 2015, during which time the patient saw Dr. Johnson five times. The patient disclosed childhood sexual abuse during the first visit. Johnson’s notes for the patient’s visits were found to be complete copy-and-paste duplicates of the notes he took at her first appointment. His treatment consisted only of drugs. Lastly, the Board’s documents states that he pressured her to accept hypnotherapy, in which he utilized a “a sexualized hypnotic script which utilized suggestive and sexual language,” which cause the patient significant anxiety and stress.

Source: Decision in the Matter of the Accusation Against Kermit Dale Johnson, M.D., Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate No. G45056, Case No. 800-2015-016497, Medical Board of California, May 31, 2019.

2019-09-19 06:22:03
He did this to me from 2015 to early 2016- I said I couldn%u2019t do it most of the time but he promised to rid me of panic attacks. He made them worse with his %u201Corgasm now%u201D technique and I quickly said no and burst into tears. He was my doctor for two years and finally he had me convinced we could do plain hypnosis and basically it was the only way I would get all my meds. Stopped making it gross in office and was just an elevator. Then said we%u2019d need to meet at the library and later a private office ( a friends office in Fremont off paseo padre and his wife was there ( a small Asian woman he called his wife) one of the times he tried to get me to remove my clothes because I was under %u201CHypnosis%u201D. Freaked out. Made excuses not to see him and I ran into my rapist at a grocery store. He also videotaped these %u201Csessions. I was so fixated on getting rid of anxiety I didn%u2019t realize how wrong it was.
Very disgusting person.

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