Controversial Ghanaian Counsellor, Lutterodt has been banned from appearing on TV Stations and Radios as a Counsellor.
Lutterodt’s ‘careless’ utterances and behaviors constantly on many airwaves do raise serious concerns about his profession.
The Ghana Psychological Council stated that it us against the law for an individual without the proper qualifications to hold him or herself out as a counsellor as in the case of Lutterodt.
They therefore warned firms to desist from booking him as a Counsellor on their shows.
Read Full Statement Below:
“The [Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act] stipulates in Section 140 that a person who does not have the requisite qualification and who is not registered with the Council but wilfully and falsely uses any name, title or in addition implying a qualification of practice as a psychologist (or counsellor); and practices or professes to practice psychology of which include counselling or receives payment to provide psychological services commits an offence and is punishable by law,” the Registrar of the Council, Dr Dinah Baah-Odoom, said in a letter addressed to Lutterodt.
“Any media house that does this is in contravention of the above-mentioned law, Section 140(c) which states that a person who employs a non-registered practitioner; (e) without being registered under Part IV of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857); that is not registered with the Council but practices or professes to practice psychology of which include counselling or receives payment to provide psychological services commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than five thousand penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years or both.”. it added.