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Psychological Defenses and Boundaries in Massage Therapy

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6 CE Hours - E1041
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Psychological Defenses and Boundaries in Massage Therapy

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Materials

  • Text - 304 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Learn new insights into the psychological factors that influence your work and your client relations. Based on the text The Psychology of the Body, this course explores the ethical issues related to the psychological defenses and body boundaries that profoundly influence people. Learn fresh approaches to recognizing and responding to ethical issues; using therapeutic frames, and confidently collaborating with mental health professionals. The textbook includes numerous case studies and suggestions for applying the concepts through self-directed exercises.

In this course, you will:

  • describe ways of identifying or responding to each of the 10 types of client defenses
  • identify the essential elements in therapeutic relationships and roles; self-awareness and supervision
  • discover the difference between massage therapy and psychotherapy in terms of scope of practice
  • review key elements of sexual boundaries; social boundaries and financial boundaries, and identify examples of how each relates to massage therapy or bodywork practice
  • identify "therapeutic frame" and recognize how it applies to safe and ethical practice

Earn even more credits with the Psychology of the Body and Ethics Package.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe at least 1 way of identifying or responding to each of the 10 types of client defenses.
  2. Identify the essential elements in therapeutic relationships and roles; self-awareness and supervision.
  3. Describe the difference between massage therapy and psychotherapy in terms of scope of practice.
  4. List at least 1 key element of sexual boundaries; social boundaries and financial boundaries, and identify examples of how each relates to massage therapy or bodywork practice.
  5. Define the term “therapeutic frame” and recognize how it applies to safe and ethical practice.

Course Reviews

Chandra Dewbre, LMT

3/31/2022

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Julie Holt, LMT

3/17/2022

Jamie Sacca, LMT, BCTMB

3/15/2022

Stacey Perry, LMT, BCTMB

3/1/2022

Krystal Kaiser, LMT, BCTMB

10/28/2021

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

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.

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