Section 3: Trainee Acknowledgements and Agreements
Trainee agrees to the following conditions of RDI® Program Certification. Agreement to these conditions in no way limits Trainee from providing any services in any manner he or she sees fit, other than RDA™ and RDI® Program. Trainee agrees that failure to adhere to these conditions can result in immediate revocation of RDI® Program Certification by RDIconnect, Inc.
3A1. Trainee must successfully complete Professional Training Course Part I and Professional Training Course Part II as well as professional supervision. Following the satisfactory completion of all lessons of RDI™ Professional Training 1, Trainee may use term of Consultant-In-Training (CIT), for a period and not to exceed 18 months. Trainee agrees to begin professional supervision within six months of the final day of Professional Training Course Part I. Eighteen months following the completion of RDI™ Training 1, trainee will be declared inactive and no longer eligible to refer to themselves either in writing or social media as a CIT. Reinstatement into the certification process will require a reasonable fee (See 2C) as well as demonstration that Trainee has kept up to date with the evolution of the current RDI® Program through retaking Professional Training Course Part 1 as well as completion of the homework by RDIconnect, Inc. Following an 'inactive' status of more than two and a half years, Trainee will be required to reapply to the certification process and complete all aspects of current certification requirements.
3A2. Trainees have 2-3 weeks for each project. For project 3 (The RDA) they have 2 weeks for each of the 3 parts. Total of 6 weeks for 3A, 3B and 3C.
3A3. Trainees can apply for 2, 6 week extensions between projects during supervision (this is in addition to the regular 2-3 weeks time frame)
3A4. If the extensions are more than 6 weeks and/or happen a third time, an ‘inactive status’ will be imposed on trainees.
3A5. To get back to active status, trainees will have to restart supervision (with the same or new family) commencing with project 2. There will be an additional fee for the extra supervision at the rate of $250 per project from where the trainee left off. For example: if the trainee left off from project 4, then an extra charge of $750 will be applied- for projects 2, 3 and 4.
3A6. Project 11 (case study) will be the last project. Trainees will have 6 months to complete the last project, which is the case study project.
3B. Trainee agrees to adhere to and not violate in any way RDIconnect, Inc.'s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark, with regard to any materials printed, taped or otherwise presented, without prior written permission from RDIconnect, Inc.
3C. Trainee will make no claims to have expertise in conducting training and/or supervision of other professionals wishing to gain expertise in RDA™ and/or RDI® Program. Staff under the employ and/or supervision of Trainee will also make no claims of expertise in RDA™ or RDI® Program, unless they have received RDI® Program Certification directly from RDIconnect, Inc. Trainee will be held responsible for false claims made by staff under his/her direct supervision and/or employ.
3D. Trainee will not engage in the supervision of any person for the purposes of training them to provide clinical services in RDA™ or RDI® Program.
3E. Trainee agrees to use the terms RDA™ and RDI® Program to refer to his/her paid services only if all of the following conditions are being met:
3E1. Trainee has conducted a full RDA™ assessment of Trainee's client(s) as stipulated by existing current protocols of RDIconnect, Inc., and
3E2. Trainee is conducting RDI® Program based upon the most recent RDIconnect, Inc. intervention protocols and agrees that s/he will not work with families past completed supervision. By example, a trainee working with a non-supervised family would only do an RDA following satisfactory completion of supervised RDA.
3F. Trainee acknowledges that he or she will make no claims about expertise in conducting intensive RDI® Program parent workshops and groups and is not certified to provide such interventions. Thus, all information regarding provision of services, whether written, verbal or electronic, to include website, will clearly state that the trainee is under supervision and is in training to become a consultant.
3G. Trainee agrees to perform and represent RDA™ and RDI® Program based upon the latest theoretical and methodological protocols developed by RDIconnect, Inc. Trainee shall be responsible for maintaining up to date information evolution on the learning system of RDIconnect, Inc. to obtain the latest materials.
3H. Trainee agrees to make his or her best effort to participate in the ongoing RDI® Program outcome research project based on needs and requirements as identified by RDIconnect, Inc.
3I. Trainee must continue to strictly follow protocol as designated by RDIconnect, Inc. This means that all RDI Program work occurs on the subscribed Learning Community Platform. (The individual public subscription may not be used as a substitute for the Family Group Subscription on the Learning Platform) Fees associated with evolution to the protocol will be reasonably set by RDIconnect, Inc. Once Trainee is granted Consultant status, he/she must continue to strictly follow this evolving protocol.
3J. Trainee understands that Certification is provided for a 12 month basis, beginning on the day the Certificate of RDI® Program Certification is issued. The Consultant must apply for, pay the fee for re-certification which is or shall be determined by RDIconnect, Inc., and be accepted by RDIconnect, Inc. for re-certification on a yearly basis, to obtain re-certification. RDIconnect, Inc. reserves the right to decertify Consultant or to deny re-certification to any Consultant based upon it's evaluation of the Consultant's qualifications. If Consultant fails to achieve any of the below listed conditions in the subparts to this paragraph, Consultant may be decertified at the sole and absolute discretion of RDIconnect, Inc. and notice of such de-certification may be published on the RDIconnect, Inc. website or in other RDIconnect, Inc. materials, at the sole and absolute discretion of RDIconnect, Inc. Re-certification will be granted based upon current protocol and compliance with all conditions within the body of this document, including the following conditions:
3J1. The Consultant has not received any official reprimand or loss of licensure from a State or National certifying body related to his/her field of specialization,
3J2. The Consultant has not violated any of the provisions specified in Section 3 of this contract,
3J3. The Consultant has not been indicted or convicted for any Felony offense,
3J4. Consultant understands and complies with protocol that requires any family using an RDI program to be actively subscribed to the RDI Learning Community using the Family Group subscription Consultant further agrees to abide by this requirement and will not work with RDI families outside this system,
3J5. The Consultant has conducted him or herself in a professional manner and has followed all of the ethical standards of conduct specified by RDIconnect, HIPAA, the American Psychological Association, personal licensure boards including standards for confidentiality, record keeping, in session behavior, Consultant Client boundaries and community conduct,
3J6. RDIconnect, Inc. will charge a reasonable non refundable fee, to be paid in advance, for engaging in the re-certification process,
3J7. Consultant has maintained compliance with evolutions of RDI® Program protocol by active involvement in the RDI Learning Community including participation in webinars and e-learning and keeping up with the latest versions of the RDI Program.
3J8. Consultant agrees that all material within the RDI® Learning Community is proprietary, and that it is both illegal and unethical to use it outside of the RDIconnect protocol, which occurs exclusively online between consultant and family. Consultant will be in violation of copyright or trademark for using, copying or distributing any Goals, Objectives, Assignments, Expert Knowledge, videos or Notebooks. This casual use of principles when working with families is covered as well.
3J9. Consultant has maintained and submitted proof of liability insurance.
3J10 Consultant maintains the right to appeal the denial of re-certification. An appeal automatically allows a rotating panel of consultants to access consultant work with a family. In this regard, RDI will contact, per the agreement of the consultant’s families to procure auditing privileges for a specific, stated period of time.
Please see Attached “Letter of Appeal”
3J11 A $150 preliminary charge will be assessed for an initial appeal and review with subsequent charges of $150 assessed for follow-up requests for review.