Complaints and Grievances

Any member or candidate at Newport Psychoanalytic Institute or member of the public who has an ethical concern about an NPI member or candidate, and wishes to make a confidential complaint to the NPI Ethics Committee can do so by sending an email to [email protected].

The NPI Ethics Committee serves as a central body dedicated to integrating ethical principles into institute life through educational, professional and institutional activities. Any member of the NPI community can approach the committee or its individual members to discuss an area of ethical concern or interest.

Ethical complaints from the general public are directed to both the NPI Ethics Committee and the NPI Board. Such complaints may include, but need not be limited to, dishonesty, discrimination or boundary violations. The committee listens to allegations and offers consultation; it has no disciplinary power, nor does it act as a judicial body. At times, the committee will refer a complainant to the appropriate licensing board or state agency. The Ethics Committee encourages discussion of ethical issues and questions with members, candidates and the institute at large.

Licensing Boards governing candidates, faculty and members:

For LCSWs and MFTs  The Board of Behavioral Sciences https://www.bbs.ca.gov/

For Psychologists The Board of Psychology  https://www.psychology.ca.gov

For Psychiatrists, Medical Doctors and Research Analyst Candidates

The Medical Board of CA https://www.mbc.ca.gov/

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 888.370.7589 toll-free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Web site, www.bppe.ca.gov.