Ethics and the Power Differential

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Determine how power affects the massage therapist and client relationship. Explore how power is defined, amplified and misused in this type of relationship. Explore how ethical monitoring of the power differential can improve your client’s satisfaction, ease and build trust.

This course counts towards NCBTMB’s Ethics credit requirement. 


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

  • Define power and the power differential in therapeutic relationships.
  • List conditions that amplify the power differential.
  • Describe the ethical management of the power differential.
  • Exercise your responsibility in the power role of a therapeutic relationship.

About the author(s)

Kathy Ginn, LMT has been active in the profession of massage therapy since 1991.  She is a faculty member with two massage schools, facilitates a peer supervision group, and is in private practice. Kathy is a member of the Right Use of Power teacher’s guild. 

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

MSP #127; LCEU0003435


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. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


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