Professional Ethics, Roles and Boundaries, 2 CE

An NCBTMB approved continuing education course

The course on “Professional Ethics, Roles and Boundaries” will explore the professional role of the massage therapist in the therapeutic relationship.

The field of psychology has always fascinated me – so much so that I have studied it extensively. I’ve found that it has helped me tremendously in my massage therapy practice, classroom and in everyday life / work situations.

Having the ability to “read” different situations and redirect energy is vital in today’s society and in our field.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about and how to effectively handle the complex psychology situations that are relevant to the massage therapy field. Topics to be covered include:

  • Power Differentials
  • Personal Ethics vs. Professional Ethics
  • Client / Therapist Relationships
  • How to Establish and Maintain Professional Boundaries
  • Various Boundaries; What They Are
  • Communication; Verbal and Non-Verbal
  • Trauma and Emotional First Aid in Session
  • Sexual Boundaries, Sexual Abuse and Statics
  • Prevention of Sexual Abuse in the Workplace
  • Dual Relationships
  • Dynamics of Relationships
  • Transference / Counter-Transference
  • Drama Triangle vs. Empowerment Triangle

Course Information

  • You are allowed to take the test 5 times. After 5 attempts, the exam will lock and you will no longer be able to take the exam. The exam final is available to see prior to reading the course. All exam answers are in BOLD throughout the course.

  • If there are Green Checks Marks by the course material or the exams, the chapter or course has already been taken. If you have not completed these chapters or the exam with this new purchase, please STOP and contact me.

  • If this course is part of a bundle that you’ve purchased, you are limited to completing only 12 CE’S in the bundle in one calendar day. This is a STATE LAW requirement. Each course has the number of CE’S next to the course title. You are required to follow the state laws when completing online/distance courses!

  • The final exam questions are available for your review prior to the test. You may screenshot/take a photo of the questions so you have them available as you review the course. Write down your answers as you read through the course and then transfer them to the final exam.

  • Important exam answer information is in BOLD throughout the course. 

  • Exam answers are multiple choice

  • Click on the first course title to begin.

  • Mark Complete at the end of each chapter to continue

  • Certificate is emailed to you when you pass the exam with 70%

  • Courses are pass/fail. No grades appear on your certification. There are “no points” on your account

  • Courses are available immediately

  • All courses and certificates are available in your account for one year. Make sure to save your certifications. After 1 year, your account information closes and is no longer available.

If you feel you cannot locate your most recently completed chapter after leaving and re-enter the course, come back to this page and section, scroll down to the course content and click on the first lesson without a green check mark.

Scroll down to see the Exam Questions in the course, prior to starting