1 CE Hour - E1012
The NCBTMB Standards of Practice are designed to ensure that Nationally Certified massage practitioners uphold high standards of practice for the massage profession as well as inform the general public of the duties and responsibilities of Nationally Certified massage therapists. This course was designed as a quick review of the basics related to the NCBTMB's Standard V: Roles and Boundaries.
Topics discussed in this course include:
I have been licensed since 1998 and have taught massage. Even though I have been a professional massage therapist and teacher for more than a decade, this course is beneficial as a refresher and reminder. It supports and clarified my reasons for doing some of the things I do (especially regarding boundaries and dual relationships).
- Victoria Heland, CMT
This course was easy to access and user friendly to navigate online. I have recommended this continuing education course website to other therapists in both massage therapy and physical therapy fields.
- Amy Holbert, LMP
Reflective exercises were an added bonus to the course material! Great for encouraging self-reflection and critical thinking!
- Tamura Courtney, LMT
What a good quick course for an extra CEU... it was concise and pertinent for an ethical review, providing a very good thought-provoking challenge.
- Deborah Phillips
I enjoyed this home study course program, the contents of the material was excellent. It was a pleasure to take my test online and be able to see my score right away and get my certificate.
- Barbara Ann Munoz, LMT
This course was perfect for my needs!
- Christina Swingler, LMT
Good content. Easy to follow.
- Laura Lomax, LMT
My advice to anyone taking any course is don't take the test in a hurry. Think and read then mark.
- Maria Fakhoury, LMT
I enjoyed this course and will use this site again in the future.
- Jamey Parks, LMT
great courses always love and learn a lot !!! THANK YOU! :-)
- Andrea Theocles, LMT, BCTMB
With so much improper/sexual massage going on, we need to be more educated of what is permitted, what is going beyond our scope of education and to encourage a professional appearance.
- Linda Hansen, LMT
just really boring
- Dorothy Wright, LMT
material could have been quicker to some points
- Joseph M. DiPuma, LMT, BCTB
The course was very helpful
- Yoshi Paulovich, LMT, BCTMB
I have been in the field for years and now have an ethics requirement so took this course even though it was basic to fullfill my requirement that is why the low numbers on eval as it wasn't new to me more of a review
- Dawn Szpiech, LMT
Good CEU experience.
- kerry brady, LMT
Very clear understanding of the text. great job.
- Jennifer Hart, LMT, BCTMB
I LOVE your courses and your site is very easy to use. Thank you.
- Deborah R. Clarken, LMT
I love how easy it is to get my courses done!
- Bryana Derton, LMP
very knowledgeable and easy enough to comprehend Thank you
- Jacqueline M. Susi, LMT, BCTMB
Very Good to refresh Ethics when required--thanks!
- Nancy A. Nelson, LMT, BCTMB
This was a nice and quick assessment of what we as therapists should already be doing.
- Tiffany Kott
Met my objective. Clear, easy to navigate. Thank you!
- Jamey Hansen, LMT
Great. i appreciated a few aspects, like how to respond appropriately when we feel overwhelmed by a client's needs.
- Ashira Lavine, LMT
The Ethics Refresher course was clear, concise and useful. I especially like the inclusion of a Glossary and the NCBTMB Standards of Practice. Good job yet again!
- Selah Anne Kaiser, LMT, BCTMB, LMBT
Very thorough information and content. Refocuses on little things we forget sometimes. It touches on all the key points of ethics. I'm very impressed with this course!!
- Richard C. Catlett, CMT
The contents of this course is clear and excellent as a refresher. Like most of the courses I had the opportunity to sign up for it is informative and instructive.
- Simone A. Carbonel, LMT, BCTMB
I feel this course was a good refresher and re-opened my eyes to make more ethical and professional decisions!
- Becky L. Bona, LMT
Great information, easy to read, and understand.
- Lawrence E. Gregory, CMT, NCTMB
I like that simplicity of the course material. Easy to comprehend.
- Noriko Benjamin, LMT
Very informative. Great review.
- Kathryn Cady, LMT
Perfect course to refresh and update our required standards as professional therapists. Thank you
- Sandra Mckee, LMT, NCTMB
Hard subject to make interesting.
- Mady Ditton, CMT
Again I am happy to say that this ETHICS course was interesting, which is hard to pull off when one is discussing ETHICS. Thank you!
- Laurie E. Deamer, LMT
I appreciate you offering a 1 hr ethics course and how easy it was to access and complete.
- Joan Kuczek, LMT, BCTMB
Course was easy enough! I’m not looking for complicated. Thanks for being direct.
- Sue A. Erickson, LMT
loved the course materials. I'd definately pass this on to other therapists.
- Tabatha Snyder, LMT, NCTMB
Thanks for the Ethics class. It was easy to find and complete for my certification.
- Cathy S. Ray, LMT
I have found the courses at this Institute very well done. I come back every time I need to re-certify.
- Cecelia Edic, LMT
Good material - comprehensive - excellent information - clearly presented.
- Carolyn Shelburne, LMT
I loved this course! It was brief, concise,and to the point. Rather inexpensive and I was able to fulfill my state requirements for CEUs. Love this site!!
- Krystle-Dawn Covington, LMT
This course is very straight forward and gave me a good refresher.
- Ruth Douglas, LMT
Great insight! Great information! Great research! Thank you for putting this material together and for making it so easily accessible online!!
- Bonnie Blair, LMT
Straight to the point..I liked it.
- Anne Mason, CMT, NCTMB
This review of the Ethics of Roles and Boundaries was straight to the point and gave a thorough overview of the NCBTMB Standard V.
- Stephanie Herring, CMT, NCTMB
Love this course, very refreshing on what i already knew but I feel it will help to kind of reset my boundaries!
- Billie Caskey, LMT
This was a good refresher in ethics! Thanks!
- Kayla Kendall, LMT, NCTMB
Very informative and to the point.
- Robter Griffin, LMT
I have been a therapist since 1988. This course is a great review. I am looking forward to taking other courses with you.
- Eliza Townsend, LMT, CMT
Nice, quick ethics refresher. Exactly what you would expect.
- Kerri Ann Beckham, LMT
Excellent material and very efficient, too!
- Rebecca Laubershimer, LMT
I appreciate the ease in taking this test. The information is very important. A refresher course like this was exactly what I needed. Thank you.
- Kimberly Adami, LMT, NCTMB
I'm glad I found this refresher course. Valuable information for everybody.
- Andrea Shields, LMT
Wonderfully written. Wouldn't change anything.
- Rita Schumacher, CMT, NCTMB
The course was a great ethics refresher, clearly presented, informative and concise.
- Carol May Dunn, CMT
I feel you did an excellent job in presenting these ethical issues and understanding of the vocabulary, this review was good to do again.
- Linda Ugis, CMT, NCTMB
Excellent class! I appreciate the clear content and the ease of the experience! Thank you.
- Shelby Frago, LMP
Easy and convenient.
- Elysia Vaughan, Certified Massage Therapist, Logansport, IN
It was a quick review as to where we stand as professionals
- Elizabeth Olivas, LMT
I found this course to be a straight forward presentation of ethics as related to the practice of massage and bodywork.
- Elizabeth Harper LMT (NY) Santa Fe, NM
It was fast and easy. A nice way to remember our ethics and standards.
- Dawnya Still, LMP Lynnwood, WA
The course gave good insight and clear definitions.
- David Marshall
This is a great refresher.
- Cristina J. Walters, LMT Inman, SC
I am very pleased with the ease and the convenience.
- Christi Schaeffer, LMT, Blue Springs, Mo
The course is concise yet thought provoking and raises pertinent issues.
- Carolyn C Green LMT, CST, Charleston/Mt Pleasant, SC
This course was quick and concise.
- Carole Farley, NCTMB, Sun Prairie, WI
This is a simple but very effective refresher to remind us of what we should know
- Byrdie Schulz, CMT, NCTMB, Tranquil Touches of Wellness LLC
I think it was a great refresher!
- Beverly Champbers
Great refresher! I like how easy it is taking a course online when I don't have the time to attend a class.
- Ann Wayman LMT, Mobil Massage, Huntingon Beach, CA
To the point and very informative .
- Amy Green, LMT AMTA
It's very convenient and thanks for the free 1 hr course!
- Aline O Greene, LMT 5080 Lex,SC
I enjoy taking these exams in the privacy of my home at my own time. You covered all subjects very well!
- Irma Howard
This was a very easy and fast way to accumulate CEU's .
- Jeannine Z. Lee, CMT, Instructor, Agoura Hills, CA
I enjoyed this course. The information was very good.
- Jennifer Carole Smith, Spartanburg, S.C.
Excellent course. Truly a learning expereience. Definitely a great refresher!
- Jennifer Helms, LMT NCTMB SC
I use your website very often - love it!! This courses outlines were very thorough.
- Jessica N. Owens, LMT
Very informative and needed for massage therapists today.
- Jessica Shanabarger - Summerville, SC
This one hour course was great to make up for the 1 hour I was missing through other courses.
- K Albers, LMT - St. Louis, MO
The course was clearly presented.
- Kari Holland Salt Lake City, UT
It is great to be able to take these courses especially those of us who have other demanding jobs and we are unable to attend seminars in other states or countries
- Kristen Thorne
your course was excellent and convenient
- Leah P. Brewer LMBT 470 NCTMB
I like the reflective exercises. Good course! @Linda Berkley-Smith
- Linda Berkley-Smith
This was an interesting course packed with great information.
- Linda S. Pelc BS,NCTMB,ABMP,LMP
I really enjoyed the course and the customer service that was provided.
- Logan King
I enjoyed the course. It reminded me of several issues and gave me some good ideas
- Mark Kinsey, NCLMBT, Durham, NC
Comprehensive review and course time corresponded well to credits given.
- Mary E. Bird, LMT.
I love that you can take the test and print out needed certificates on-line...especially for last minute types like me!
- Mary Richardson, LMBT, Forest City, NC
Enlightening and refreshing!
- Melanie Coffman
The materials are thorough and well organized.
- Mellanie Baley, LMT - Gresham, OR
Excellent course - easy to read and review!
- Mellanie Baley, LMT 13392
I found the course material very professional, concise and easily understood
- Michelle Ahrens, LMT, NCTM. Licking, Missouri
Taking this course has been very good for me. I am very appreciative for the opportunity to continue my education and increase my knowledge as a massage therapist to better serve my clients
- Rachel L. Adams, LMP Richland, WA
I enjoy taking courses like these, works out with my schedule better and I like to read and learn this way.
- Rebecca J. Graba CMT The Essence of Massage Sebeka, MN
The course reviewed issues we need to stay very aware of!
- Skoob Campbell, LMT, NCTMB, NMT, Snellville, GA
This was a very helpful course in refreshing my memory on ethical practices.
- stephanie jeffs lmt/nationally certified riverton, ut
Well written and great as a refresher. Reminds the therapist about the simple yet needed information.
- Tammy LeBlanc, LMT
Course was outlined professionally and it easy to follow. Good refresher course.
- Veronica Hernandez LMT, Body Care Massage, Las Cruces, NM
Very well-written and concise overview.
- Victoria W LMT, Reno, NV
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Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.
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Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.
As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.
Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.