Phoenix Wellness Services LLC is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. Phoenix Wellness Services LLC will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Education Chair in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee, the Phoenix Wellness Services LLC Ethics Chairperson and the Convention Chairperson.
While Phoenix Wellness Services LLC goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the convention staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the convention staff or an officer of Phoenix Wellness Services LLC. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.
When a participant, either orally/verbally (e.g., in person or by phone) or in writing (e.g., email, written letter), files a grievance 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 filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Chair will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
2. If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CE Program Administrator will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the CE Program Administrator will:
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 grievance concerns Phoenix Wellness Services LLC CE program, in a specific regard, the CE Program Administrator will attempt to arbitrate.
Estimated Response Time
Phoenix Wellness Services LLC will provide a response confirming receipt within one week of the submission. Generally, this response will be submitted via the same contact method used by the participant, unless otherwise specified. A committee member will reach out with any additional questions. The goal will be to provide a response within 30 days of the initial grievance submission.
Phoenix Wellness Services LLC
10 E North Avenue, Suite 10
Baltimore, MD 21202