2. Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust

$37.00 members / $62.00 nonmembers     2.5 CE credits

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Review the unique ethical considerations appropriate to sports massage. Learn about transference, countertransference, special confidentiality requirements and workplace challenges, as well as how to manage vulnerabilities and boundary issues that arise in this specialty.

Complete this course on its own or as part of the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program.

This course counts towards NCBTMB’s Ethics credit requirement. 


Objectives

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique ethical considerations involved when specializing in sports massage therapy.
  • Identify strategies for managing boundaries and communicating effectively.
  • Define the rules for confidentiality.
  • Outline ethical decision-making steps specific to sports massage.
  • Create a good sports massage therapist self-care program.

About the author(s)

Kathy Paholsky, PhD, LMT has worked more than 30 years in massage and bodywork as a practitioner and an educator. From a solo office to health care settings, she recognizes the challenges to maintaining professional boundaries while still being a caring and nurturing person.

Course expiration

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.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course approval codes

LCEU0002202; MS# 206

Copyright

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.

Disclaimer

You are responsible for ensuring that any new modalities, techniques, or products you use comply with your state's defined scope of practice for massage therapy. (See amtamassage.org/regulation.) While AMTA makes every attempt to present information that is beneficial to you and your massage therapy practice, the courses provided by AMTA are for educational purposes only and are not intended to cover every situation that you may encounter. Information presented here does not replace your independent judgment and that of your company and/or employer. AMTA does not endorse or approve, and AMTA assumes no responsibility for, the content, suitability, accuracy, or completeness of the information presented.

Refunds

Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.

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