What is your Grievance Policy?
Bookshelf to Couch, LLC is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists, NBCC and AASECT ethical requirements. Bookshelf to Couch, LLC is compliant with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. While Bookshelf to Couch, 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 staff of the organization, which require intervention.
If your grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, please put your comments in writing and email us at [email protected].
If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the live event technical equipment, please email us at [email protected].
If a participant or potential participant would like to express a concern about his/her experience with BOOKSHELF TO COUCH, LLC, he/she may call or e-mail Marti Witherow, program administrator for Bookshelf to Couch, at the contact information provided below. Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and respond within 2 weeks of the receipt of the complaint.
Bookshelf to Couch, LLC
1635 Lelia Drive, Jackson, MS
What is your Discrimination Policy?
Program participants, who adhere to any religion, religious principles, creed, integration approach, or political principles, are welcome to attend. It is expected that workshop attendees will understand and respect the intended target audience and faith perspective of the presenters.
Bookshelf to Couch, LLC does not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program, or activity on the basis of gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, organizational membership, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.
Are you compliant with ADA standards & guidelines?
Do you accommodate disabilities? Bookshelf to Couch, LLC, seeks to conduct training in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state, federal, and local laws, however we would like to point out that Bookshelf to Couch, LLC, only offers program content online. It does not offer programming in a physical location/ venue and therefore does not get implicated with compliance issues of potential physical venues.
Bookshelf to Couch, LLC uses multi-media format, both auditory and visual engagement. Our course outlines include surveys, interactive polls, chat function, and reflective questions in order to engage the audience and recapture the attention of students who may have learning difficulties. The online format makes the programs accessible for participants with physical disabilities since they can access programming from the comfort of their own homes or places of employment.
If a participant with a disability applicable to live stream webcasts/ synchronous events, e.g. sensory, auditory or visual disabilities wishes to make a request for accommodations, they are to do so in writing in email. Bookshelf to Couch program administrator responds to such requests in writing or over the phone. Whenever possible, and within the scope of our means, Bookshelf to Couch will accommodate requests.
What is your Refund Policy?
Registration is fully transferrable to another Bookshelf to Couch course without additional cost.
To transfer registration, the original individual who registered must email the program administration of Bookshelf to Couch before the start of the workshop at the following email address: [email protected]
Who are Bookshelf to Couch courses designed for?
Bookshelf to Couch CE courses are designed for psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, sex therapists and other mental health professionals.
Which regulatory boards approve Bookshelf to Couch courses?
Bookshelf to Couch, LLC is an approved provider by the APA, AASECT, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage, Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (which counts for LCSW, MFT and LPC in most states), Mississippi MFT Board, and the Florida Board of Psychology. Some of our courses are also approved by GA LPC for core hours.
Bookshelf to Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Bookshelf to Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Can I take your courses if I don’t need CE credits?
Absolutely! You are welcome to be part of our learning community even if you don’t need CE-s. Students get a discount. Email us.
Are your courses live or pre-recorded?
Our next series of live / synchronous offerings (live webinars with live opportunities to interact with the presenters and other participants) is expected for the Spring of 2021. Asynchronous programs (homestudy, pre-recorded webinar) are currently offered.
All homestudy courses are approved by the APA, AASECT, MS MFT, FL Board of LCSW, LMFT and CHMC for CE credits.
Where can I find my CE Requirements?
Our courses are approved by regulatory boards in every state of the U.S. where APA, regional boards of MFT, LCSW, CHMC, LPC and AASECT CE credits are accepted. Our live webinar courses are considered equal to “in-person” / “face-to-face” courses in most states. GA MFT approval is for “online” / “core” event. GA LPC approval is for core hours.
What sets Bookshelf to Couch apart?
Bookshelf to Couch courses are focused on providing research-based learning materials that are up-to-date, fresh and may times presented by the originator of the research. This allows for an efficient and timely translation of the research material to clinical practice.
By utilizing live interaction options our courses are rich experiences of discussion intended to further the presented topic.
How do I access my course?
After you purchase your course, you must register for the live webinar using the GoToWebinar link you receive via email. You can access your live course on the day of the live webinar following the schedule laid out in your GoToWebinar registration email. If you have any trouble locating this email link, please check all your email folders. It was emailed to you on the day of your course purchase. If still in need for the link, email us at [email protected]
How many CE credits will I earn?
APA and all APA-approved sponsors:
1 hour = 1 CE credit.
For AASECT CE-s:
60 minutes = 1 CE credit; 90 minutes = 1.5 CE credits.
Based on AASECT categories where do your courses fit in?
For AASECT CE categories towards AASECT certification, please see course descriptions. Our AASECT approved courses meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Completion of these programs does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact [email protected].
How are course programming levels determined?
To determine levels of programming, we follow the guidelines of the American Psychological Association. While there are no pre-requisites to take a course and anyone is welcome to take a course at any level of programming, we offer this information in order to help our participants determine which course is the best fit for them.
Levels of programming can also be helpful when a participant wishes to sequence a series of courses for optimal learning outcomes.
Why are there so few courses offered?
Our courses are interactive and real-time which limits how many of them it is feasible for us to offer per season. Think about them as a mini-conference or workshop that you get to go to in person. Our business model is different from other online CE providers. Instead of keeping an inventory of hundreds of recorded courses we offer interaction with experienced experts and other clinicians, real-time.