6 hrs Professional Ethics and Boundaries for Massage Therapists

Professional Ethics & Boundaries

6 hours

This course is for anyone who has been in the massage or bodywork field for a while. Seasoned therapists will be able to relate to the examples of ethical boundaries here; many of the scenarios are some that many of us have seen ourselves. Ms. McIntosh presents ethical quandaries in a warm, yet realistic manner.

For every undesirable situation, there are reasonable solutions that can easily be implemented without creating an atmosphere of animosity between client and therapist. There are discussions about proper attire, transference issues, and how to maintain a warm, friendly, yet professional relationship with your clients. The examples offer suggestions about how to respond to inappropriate clients, as well as how to react to clients in social situations.

Although professional boundaries are fairly straight-forward, it is helpful to gain insight as to what certain behaviors mean and what to say to keep the mood amicable while establishing firm, healthy control. This course is for anybody who is in the business of massage.

Goal:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to itemize the policies and procedures of doing valid research, and explain how case study research shows that massage therapy is beneficial to many different issues

Objectives:

Students will be able to master the following objectives with a minimum of 70% accuracy:

  • List the characteristics of a manual therapist
  • Describe the 7 common misconceptions about boundaries
  • Characterize the elements of “professional boundaries”
  • Define “therapeutic relationship”
  • Discuss the importance of confidentiality in professional relationships
  • State the most common client complaints
  • Explain what a “framework” is when examining professiona boundaries
  • Compare and contrast the home vs. office space when considering where to operate your practice
  • Name the common traits of transference and counter-transference, such as the positive and negative elements of each
  • Discuss the definition of dual relationships between clients and therapists
  • List reasons that a therapist might refuse to work with a client
  • Explain what is meant by “the power of our words”, and how those words can affect clients
  • Differentiate between the sexual boundaries for clients and for therapists
  • Numerate items of clothing that might be considered inappropriate for a massage or bodywork session
  • Discuss the importance of verbage in advertising and on business cards
  • Clarify the appropriate ways to discuss money, fees and compensation with clients
  • Compare and contrast “bartering” and “trade”.
  • Describe some of the issues that happen when therapists mix social occasions and work

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes for this course will be measured by the mastery of the objectives set forth in the Learning Objectives section. Students must master the objectives, which are measured by the written assessment. Students must achieve a test score of 70% or higher to achieve mastery of these objectives.

Course Outline:

This course follows the book as it is written. The written assessment also goes in the same order as the book. Nothing in the assessment is based on any supplemental websites or books. Students will spend approximately 20 minutes per objective, since there are 18 objectives for this 6 hour course.

Exam Format – Online, Multiple Choice

Exam Questions – Total of 30 (Thirty) questions

States / Organizations that should accept this course – NCBTMB, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, NCBTMB, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Certificate – Available Immediately upon passing with a 70%

Expiration – As long as you have an active membership that includes access to this course

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows:

NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.

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Are there any extra fees or optional services from Massage CE Unlimited?

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows: 
NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.
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