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June 23, 2009: Michele Betti Goes To Oakland, California To Support Sexually Exploited Patient
By MICHELE BETTI | b&f opinions June 23, 2009

snap-bettifranks1Michele Betti goes to Oakland, California to support SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and one of its survivors who was manipulated and exploited by her Oakland psychologist John R. LoRé, Ph.D. repeatedly during therapy for several years. SNAP set up the event in order to warn everyone about this predator and to bring awareness to the community.

LoRé surrendered his license to the California Board of Psychology for sexual misconduct. But, he has started and co-directs an Oakland non-profit called Peace Parenting Project. Despite his license revocation, LoRé still lists himself as a psychologist on his website.

With his partner Lisa Bilgen, he has appeared as an expert several times on local television in the Bay Area, including at least three appearances on ABC’7s “View from the Bay.”

One of the things SNAP and the survivor are worried about is that LoRé may still be acting as a psychologist, counseling and exploiting patients. If you are suspicious they are urging you to call the California Board of Psychology and urge them to take additional action.

For more information contact David Clohessy at or Betti & Franks at

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