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 CARAS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Approval by Professional Organizations for CARAS to offer Continuing Education:

CARAS strives to maintain approvals to offer CE from professional sponsor-approval organizations.  In order to do so, in all CE sessions (as noted in the program) participants must sign in and sign out, complete a participant’s satisfaction form, and complete an assessment of learning to earn a CE attendance document. CARAS does not condone, recommend or support any products mentioned in any CE sessions.  CARAS maintains responsibility for the program and its content.



Procedure:

During a conference or workshop, a student or community volunteer or CE Committee member will be present to assist with the process and answer questions.

 

  1. Sign in on the attendance sheet in each CE-qualified session as you enter the room.

  2. Anyone entering a session 15 minutes late, or later, will not be eligible for earning CE credit during that session.

  3. Before leaving the session, please complete an evaluation and an assessment of learning, including your name and license number (if appropriate), and submit the evaluation/assessment to the designated CE representative.

  4. CE certificate for that session will be emailed to attendees within 30 days after the event.  The title of the session, the date, and the name of the presenter will be included on the certificate.  The total number of CE credits will be clearly indicated on the certificate.

 

After the conference, the CARAS CE committee will send names and license numbers to the appropriate provider organizations as needed.  You MUST also contact your individual organizations and inform them of your participation in CE sessions. CARAS will keep your information on file as required by the sponsor-approval organizations.

 

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CARAS Complaint Resolution Procedures

CARAS is committed to conducting all activities in compliance with the American

Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. CARAS will adhere to

all legal and ethical responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in promotional

activities, program content, and the treatment of program participants. Monitoring

and assessment of these standards will be the responsibility of the Continuing

Education Administrator.

While CARAS makes every attempt to assure fair treatment for all participants,

occasionally complaints will arise about continuing education programs. The

procedures for addressing complaints are as follows:

When a participant files a complaint, either orally or in written format, and expects

action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.


1. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or

the style of presentation, the individual making the complaint will be asked to put

his/her comments in written format. The on-site CE Coordinator will then pass the

comments on to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the complainant.

2. If the complaint concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of

presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, on-site CE

Coordinator will mediate and attempt to resolve the complaint on-site. If the

participant requests action, the Coordinator is empowered to:


a. attempt to move the participant to another workshop, or

b. provide a credit for a subsequent year's workshop, or

c. provide a partial or full refund of the workshop fee.


Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record

keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual.


3. If the complaint is made after the program has occurred or concerns the CARAS CE programming more generally, the CARAS Complaint Panel will address it as follows:

a. Request that the complainant submit a written complaint and propose an

appropriate remedy,

b. provide the instructor(s) with the opportunity to respond to the complaint

and propose an appropriate remedy,

c. review these documents, make a final determination, and decide on any

Remedy.


For further information, contact the Executive Director of CARAS, Richard A. Sprott,

at richard.sprott@carasresearch.org or at 510-919-4488. You can also contact us at

CARAS, P.O. Box 812, Rio Vista, CA 94571