Massage Therapy Foundation News - Fall 2010


ANNOUNCING THE 2011 STUDENT CASE REPORT CONTEST
The Massage Therapy Foundation invites your students to participate in the 2011 Student Case Report Contest. Case reports describe a therapeutic interaction between one client and one therapist. They play an important role in professional research literature. Writing a case report helps develop communication skills, promotes critical thinking, and contributes to future research and improved clinical practice.

• Open to all U.S. and international massage schools
• Deadline: March 1, 2011
• Up to three entries per school
• Report must be written while an enrolled student, but may be submitted after graduation
>>Access guidelines and applications.

TEACHING RESEARCH LITERACY (TRL)
TRL is an 8-hour NCB-approved workshop for massage educators on incorporating the basic principles of research literacy into your school’s existing curriculum. School owners and administrators: Your school can become known as a leader in research literacy. Attend this workshop yourself, and support your educators and curriculum writers to attend as well.

If your school is interested in hosting a TRL workshop in 2011, please contact Alison Pittas at apittas@massagetherapyfoundation.org.

A NEW ISSUE OF IJTMB IS NOW AVAILABLE
The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) is a peer-reviewed, open-source electronic publication with three main sections: education, research, and practice. This is an invaluable resource for massage therapy students and educators, and we encourage you to use it freely. We know of no easier way to get your students thinking about evidence-based practice and research literacy than by introducing them to the IJTMB. Check out the latest issue: www.ijtmb.org

JOIN OUR SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS MAILING LIST
Massage therapy schools and educators are engaged in a wonderful calling: the development and support of a highly skilled population of massage professionals. In this unity of purpose, we at the Foundation have identified some areas where our efforts—and yours—can work together to fulfill all of our goals. Sign up for our schools and educators mailing list today to learn more about these opportunities that can enhance your educational programs and promote the benefit of our profession as a whole. 
>>Sign up today.

 As the primary benefactor for the foundation, AMTA’s financial support helps the foundation carry out its mission and reinforces AMTA’s goal for evidence-informed massage practice. 

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