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Former professor charged with practicing without a license

Former professor charged with practicing without a license



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Tom Callan reportingAn ex-Weber State professor is charged with practicing psychology without a license and offering tantric sex as one of his therapies.

The psychology professor's therapy of choice was tantric sex with one of his students on the Layton campus. "It's fairly aggressive, and its methodology revolves primarily around sex," explained Davis County Deputy Attorney Brandon Poll.

Poll says a judge must determine whether the law is too vague on what constitutes practicing without a license. "The allegation is that he touched a client, or a victim, in a way that was sexual and unwanted," he said.

Professor Edward Gardiner is now retired. He denies any inappropriate touching.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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