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Workshop Policies

Note: If you need to cancel your registration, we will give you the choice of a refund, or a credit towards another workshop in the future. If you plan to NOT attend a workshop that you have registered for, please send an email to: office@centerforethicalpractice.org [1]
For now the general cancellation policy below does not apply.


We charge a $50 cancellation fee (plus the PayPal fee, if you registered online). If you cancel your reservation or fail to attend, you may request that we refund the balance of the registration fee; OR you may request that we transfer the full registration fee toward another workshop that is scheduled within one year of the cancelled workshop.

We appreciate the consideration of timely notification of workshop cancellations. All refund requests must be made within 30 days following the date of the workshop that is being cancelled.


When we know that spaces are still available, we will accept walk-in registrations at the door. However, if you have not registered in advance, do not presume there will be space.

Check first: Call 434-971-1841 [press #1 for the Center line] and our outgoing message will indicate if an upcoming workshop is sold out.

Disability Accommodations

Our Center workshops are ordinarily held in major hotels that are completely accessible.

Workshop participants who wish to request other accommodations for a disability should contact
Dr. Mary Alice Fisher, Executive Director by mail at 977 Seminole Trail, #312, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 or by email at Fisher@virginia.edu .

Grievance Procedure

The Center for Ethical Practice is fully committed to conducting all activities in conformance with the American Psychological Association (APA)  Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the American Counselors Association (ACA) Code of Ethics.

The Center for Ethical Practice 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 Executive Director in cooperation with the Managing Director.

While The Center for Ethical Practice goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment of all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the staff and the Executive Director of The Center for Ethical Practice.  The following procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the complainant will be given a copy of this grievance procedure, and the following actions will be taken.

If the grievance concerns Center services generally — a workshop offering, its content or level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered; home study content or process; or online courses content or process — the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format and submit them to The Center for Ethical Practice at the above address.  The grievance will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the Advisory Board who will mediate and will be the final arbitrators.

If the grievance concerns a Center administrator, the problem should be referred to the Executive Director, who will review it and respond as appropriate.  If the grievance concerns the Executive Director, as presenter or administrator, the Advisory Board will participate in reviewing the grievance and responding to it as appropriate.

If the grievance concerns a presenter other than the Executive Director, regarding 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 and submit them to The Center for Ethical Practice at the above address.  The Executive Director and Advisory Board will review the grievance, will convey the comment(s) to the speaker, and will respond to the grievance as appropriate.

In any of these situations, if the participant requests action, the Executive Director will provide a partial refund of the workshop fee or provide a credit for a subsequent workshop, or will provide a partial refund of the home study or online course.

Privacy Policy

You can view our privacy policy here. [2]