Ethics: Therapeutic Environment


3 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Fully Online Materials and Test
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


Expand your understanding of ethics. Learn how to build a safer therapeutic environment for yourself and your client.

This course reviews:

  • essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are accepted in order to be recognized as a professional
  • the concepts transference and countertransference and how they apply to your practice
  • the terms ethics, ethical dilemma, ethical dissonance, confidentiality and boundaries and their application in important practice considerations

Course Reviews

Jennifer Chapman, LMT, NCTMB

This is the best ethics course I have seen yet. The content was very clear, to the point and very professional. I learned a lot compared to any class I've attended on Ethics.. I also liked being able to print off the material so that I can refer to it in the future. Thanks!


The course material is planned out in an easy to read format. The information was very helpful and reminded me of how important it is to remember these ethics. I was able to complete the course in a timely manner. I highly recommend this course to all massage therapists

Jackie Voulgaris, LMT, NCTMB

Some of the questions were challenging and made me think hard. It was a very well thought out course and clearly presented. I always enjoy being able study online because it gives me the chance to stop and start when I have appropriate time. The test was easy to take when I printed my own hard copy and went through it as I chose my answers online. Thanks for making this available.

Deborah Schick, BS, LMT, NCTMB

I was quite pleased and satisfied with this ethics course because I am able to have the information differently after a little round of cancer last year. I realized part of the problems I've been experiencing since beginning the cancer journey was due to ethical dissonance, for me a form of PTSD. This is the first time in my 20 years of practice that I did not struggle with 'having' to take an ethics course. Thank you for giving me peace.

Claudia Terlizzi Chapel, LMT, NCTMB

This was a healthy reminder and one that I love refreshing myself with. Everything here is so clear and I don't need to think about the material very often does bear repeating over and over. IT is so easy to slip from pure client/therapist relationships into dual after many years of working with clients. One does get to know one's clients very well and it is easy to slip into a more comfortable friendly relationship in which, the client might be late, one can go over time..or get together for coffee-a glass of wine at Christmas..I love maintaining the boundaries. Thank you for such a clear and clean course. Always good to remember how delicate the balance is.

Read more reviews


  • Manual - 40 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Materials: Available online + Test: Available online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

Back to top