$30.00 members / $50.00 nonmembers / 2.0 credit hours / Course #E003
The Codes of Ethics of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) say that massage therapists should demonstrate professional excellence through regular assessment of strengths, weaknesses and limitations, both professional and personal. This course explores why self-assessment is important and necessary in maintaining ethical boundaries.
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This course supplies tools for self-evaluation, along with suggestions for developing a professional and personal plan of self-care. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- State three reasons why self-evaluation is important.
- State how lack of self-awareness can lead to ethical violations.
- List four causes of personal vulnerability that can lead to ethical violations.
- Describe three ways to identify and evaluate professional skills and how to use those evaluations.
- List and briefly describe the six-part process of self-evaluation.
- Describe a personal and professional plan of action, based on the results of self-evaluation.
- The Purpose of Self-Evaluation
- Types of Personal Vulnerabilities
- The Importance of Self-Knowledge
- Professional Strengths and Weaknesses
- The Process of Self-Evaluation
- Evaluating Your Current Abilities
- Evaluating Personal Likes
- Understanding Beliefs
- What You Bring to the Table
- Evaluating Self-Care
- Developing a Plan of Action
Quizzes and final exam
After you read a lesson, you should complete the quiz for that lesson. Lesson quizzes do not count toward your final score but they will
help you prepare for the final exam. You can take a lesson quiz as often as you like.
Questions in the final are in the form of multiple choice. You must answer at least 70% of the final exam questions correctly to pass the course.
You may take the final as often as you like.
Course approval codes
Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course
and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.
This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission
of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy
regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.
Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over
About the author(s)
Jean E. Middleswarth, MSW, NCTMB, LMBT is an experience psychotherapist and massage therapist. She is active in ethics and standards leadership with both the AMTA and the NCBTMB. Jean is a facilitator and presenter of professional ethics workshops throughout the United States.