NCP POLICIES & INFORMATION
Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Statement
The New Center for Psychoanalysis does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender/gender identification, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, medical condition or disabilities of those who are otherwise qualified for training. This nondiscrimination policy covers actions in the administration of policies, procedures and practices including admissions policies, educational policies, and financial aid programs. NCP welcomes and encourages students from diverse backgrounds or those serving diverse populations to take part in its educational programs. The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Misbehavior and Harassment Policy and Procedures
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is committed to providing an environment that is safe, professional and free of harassment and discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, we maintain a strict policy prohibiting unlawful harassment, including any form of harassment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. This includes verbal, physical, visual, and electronic harassment.
Harassment as defined in this policy is unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct creating an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment that interferes with performance. Harassment can be verbal (including slurs, jokes, insults, gestures, or teasing), graphic (including symbols, cartoons, drawings, computer displays, or e-mails), or physical conduct (including physically threatening another, blocking someone’s way, etc.) that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of any protected characteristics. Even if it is not unlawful, conduct as referred to above violates this policy. Because it is difficult to define unlawful harassment, people are expected to behave at all times in a professional and respectful manner.
Sexual Harassment Defined
Sexual harassment by any member of the NCP community (student, faculty, or staff) shall be defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which can interfere with the person’s ability to learn, instruct, or do his or her job. Sexual harassment is often subjective and circumstantial, which is why there is no definitive, exhaustive list of inappropriate behaviors. It may include, but is not limited to:
- Verbal harassment, such as offensive sexual flirtations, advances, comments, jokes, or verbal abuse of a sexual nature or based on gender
- Physical harassment, such as unwelcome physical contact or touching of a sexual nature
- Visual harassment, such as sexually suggestive pictures or objects put on display, or making sexual gestures
The various forms of sexual harassment listed above are merely examples of conduct that violates the New Center’s policies and is not exhaustive. Exchanging work/school-related benefits or threatening work/school-related detriments for sexual favors is always sexual harassment, regardless of the circumstances. This policy on inappropriate behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive environment is not limited to what occurs inside the office. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated at work, at off-site gatherings, or elsewhere.
Procedures Regarding Harassment Complaints
The New Center for Psychoanalysis encourages anyone who feels they are the victim of harassment or sexual harassment to report their complaint. NCP will strive to provide the complainant a timely and confidential (as much as possible) resolution. We understand that a victim of sexual harassment may not feel comfortable filing a complaint formally, which is why we provide different ways to come forward with allegations.
If the misconduct is slight or infrequent and if the victim feels comfortable, they may informally speak to the harasser to explain that the conduct is offensive and unwelcome.
If these efforts are ineffective or if the victim wants to escalate the issue, they may more formally make a written report of the allegations of the incident or incidents and name(s) of the individual(s) involved, either anonymously to NCP or to the Dean or the Executive Director. The person receiving the complaint will inform the President as soon as possible and both will initiate an inquiry of the claims. If they have reason to believe there is sexual harassment occurring, they will immediately begin to address the allegations by collecting details, choosing an appropriate investigator and taking prompt action (if the allegation warrants). If the investigation proves that the charges of harassment are credible, they will oversee taking an appropriate corrective action. Responses may include but are not limited to a verbal warning, counseling, suspension, or immediate dismissal.
Once the process has concluded, follow-up with the victim and related parties will be sought to obtain feedback and ensure that the issue has been resolved to their satisfaction.
Complaint and Grievance Policies
New Center for Psychoanalysis strives to provide an open, fair and welcoming learning environment in all its educational programs and in the larger NCP community of members and professional colleagues.
Informal Procedure for Resolving Academic and Administrative Complaints
Students are encouraged to discuss concerns or complaints with the person(s) who is (are) directly involved in the complaint in an effort to come to a satisfactory, informal resolution. If these informal direct discussions are not successful, the student may pursue further informal avenues. If the matter is an academic complaint, the student may contact their mentor, the ombudsperson or the Dean, and if the matter is an administrative complaint, the student may contact the Executive Director. If you are unsure how to proceed, please contact Executive Director Amber McClarin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student complaint is an allegation by a student that there has been an unfair or discriminatory application of, or failure to act in accordance with, the academic or administrative policies of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. This complaint may involve staff or faculty members, committee chairs, the Education Committee and/or the Dean, or it may be related to an academic or administrative process.
When an issue or complaint has not been resolved and the student alleges that there has been an arbitrary or discriminatory application of, or failure to act in accordance with, the academic or administrative policies of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, a formal written grievance is made.
Formal Procedure for Resolving Academic Grievances
A grievance is initiated by writing a letter that includes a detailed description of the grievance, the parties involved, the attempts to resolve the grievance informally, and the remedies sought.
A formal grievance must be submitted to the Dean, in writing. The grievance needs to state the nature and time of the offending action(s) and the person(s) involved in the action or failure to act.
The procedure provides a thorough review of the student’s grievance by the Dean and affords due process rights with the intent of arriving at a mutual agreement. Students may appeal the Dean’s decision to the Board of Directors, who may appoint a Review Committee. Decisions from the Board of Directors are final. If the grievance involves the Dean, the grievance must be addressed to the President. If the matter involves the President, the grievance must be brought to the attention of the Executive Director, who will initiate a special dispute resolution committee of the NCP Board.
The person receiving the formal written grievance will review it and within 30 days gather information from the grievance parties, keeping a record and/or summary of this information. He or she will recommend a solution to the grievance based on mutual agreement. If a mutual agreement cannot be reached, a resolution will be determined and the grievant will be notified of the resolution in writing. Copies of all records will be sent to and maintained by the Institute Administrator and/or the Executive Director.
Formal Procedure for Resolving Administrative Grievances
If a grievance involves non-academic matters, it must be submitted in writing to the Executive Director. The Executive Director will review the grievance, examine the complaint, and gather information from the parties to the grievance within 30 days. A written record and/or summary of this information will be kept. After review, the Executive Director will recommend a solution arrived at by mutual agreement. If mutual agreement cannot be reached, a resolution will be determined and the grievant will be notified of the resolution in writing.
Appeal Process for Grievance Decisions
For both academic and administrative grievances, if the parties accept the resolution, the grievance is considered to be settled. If the resolution is not acceptable, then the grievant(s) may appeal the resolution in writing within 30 days of the date the resolution is mailed to the grievant(s). If the appeal is not submitted within the prescribed time limit, the entire process terminates.
If the grievant(s) elects to appeal academic and/or administrative decisions, the written notice to appeal is submitted to the President, along with the written record from the previous steps. If the President is the object of the grievance, the grievance will be referred to a special dispute resolution committee of the NCP Board. Within 30 days of appeal, the Board will convene a special dispute resolution committee to further examine the grievance. The Committee may include any of the following members, depending upon the circumstances: Core Faculty members, Executive Director, Ethics Committee members, or others. Within 45 days, the Committee will recommend steps to the parties that will provide an amicable and mutually acceptable solution. If the parties cannot agree on a solution, the Committee will declare a resolution in writing.
Grievant(s) who do not accept the decision of the Committee must file a written appeal to the President within 15 days of the date the Committee’s resolution is mailed to the grievant(s). The President will accept, reject, or revise the Committee’s decision and communicate it to the grievant(s). This decision will be based on the documentation on record and the matter will not be reopened for additional evidence or argument. The action of the President will be final.
Copies of all records regarding formal grievances will be sent to and maintained by the Executive Director at the administrative office of the New Center for Psychoanalysis.
Ethical Complaints Regarding NCP Members or Clinical Associates
If you have an ethical complaint about an NCP member or Candidate, please contact the Executive Director:
Amber McClarin, Executive Director
2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Continuing Education Policies & Information
Please note, due to COVID-19 considerations, NCP is holding programs and events online with limited in person registrations until further notice.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EVENTS AND EXTENSION PROGRAMS
Pre-registration is required for all events and seminars. Registration must be completed under the individual’s own name and account profile to receive CE/CME credit.
- Weeknight Events: Registration closes at 4pm the day of the event for events taking place on weeknight evenings.
- Weekend Events: Registration closes at 4pm on Friday for events taking place on a Saturday or Sunday. There is no same-day registration for weekend events.
These deadlines are in place so that we have adequate time to update our registration lists and email the necessary event details to registrants in time for the event.
For many of our programs, we offer a significant student discount. The student is defined as an undergraduate or graduate student, an intern, resident, clinical associate/candidate or psychotherapy student. Please check individual calendar listings for details.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
Early registration is offered at a discount for some special events. The deadline to register at the discounted fee is 11:59 pm the night of the early-registration end date.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
NCP reserves the right to cancel any event or seminar, and in that event, a full refund is given. With notice of at least three business days, any individual may cancel their registration and receive a full refund.
NUMBER OF CREDITS
The maximum number of CME/CE credits for each learning activity is listed on the individual program registration page.
PROOF OF ATTENDANCE
After logging into the Zoom meeting/conference and before exiting the conference, a “sign-in” and “sign-out” in the Zoom Chat is required to receive CE/CME credit. This functions as your signature would for an in-person event. If attending in-person, a signature is required at check-in.
Attendees are encouraged to complete a course evaluation for our review.
Statement of Objectives
Continuing Education Programs of the New Center for Psychoanalysis are intended to bridge practice gaps in the professional knowledge of attendees by exploring new and recent developments in research, theory, technique and clinical knowledge, and by offering opportunities for review of essential psychoanalytic knowledge.
These continuing education activities are presented in a variety of formats such as scientific papers, clinical workshops, lectures and discussion groups, and are designed to increase the professional competence of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage & family therapists, licensed educational psychologists, licensed professional clinical counselors, and those in training in these disciplines, as well as academics in mental health and non-mental health fields.
Important Disclosure for All Learners: None of the planners and presenters of these continuing education programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates Live Activities for the designated maximum number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.
Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI)
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.