Ethics: Professional Boundaries


6 CE Hours

Course Options:

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


Recognize "red flags" that can indicate ethical decision points. Learn how to create a safe and consistent therapeutic environment and minimize problems related to client transference.

This course covers topics such as:

  • Identifying ways to create a safe and consistent therapeutic environment
  • The terms transference, countertransference, confidentiality, and dual relationship
  • Minimizing problems related to client transference
  • Ways to help yourself feel good about receiving money
  • Addressing ethical issues and challenges presented by the Internet and social media

Course Reviews

Gina D Carrigan-Piper, NCTMB, Newburgh, IN

This course made studying ethics a delight rather than a chore. I loved and very much appreciated "The Educated Heart". I will tell friends who are therapists or bodyworkers about it! It's a great CE course.

Diane Marie Grassgreen, NCMT, Neptune, NJ

I have taken other professional courses on ethics, and never found anyone so interesting as this one. In the past I would skim through to find the answers but this time I found myself reading the whole book 1st and then going back for the answers. I want my other colleagues to read it also. Thank you.

Beverly Klapperich

I think this book is easy to read and understand. The cartoons made it enjoyable. It covered many aspects of the boundries necessary in a practioner/client relationship. I liked the open book test format, it helped me look for details as I read. I will buy other courses from your company. Thank you

Denise Johnson, LMT, NCTMB

This is probably one of the best courses I have taking from Integrative Healthcare Studies. After taking the course I have made changes to the way I meet and interact with clients in my business. Everyone who is a therapist (or in any business) should read this book.

Diane Koch, LMT

The textbook was very well put together and brought up many situations and issues that might be faced. It was helpful to think about handling these situations if they should arise. I have actually been through some of them and think I would be better able to appropriately handle them since taking this course.Will keep this book close at hand!

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  • Text - "The Educated Heart" - 265 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

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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.

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