Understanding boundaries is crucial for massage therapists to create an ethical practice and build professional relationships. By increasing your awareness of both a massage client’s and your own boundaries, you improve the therapeutic relationship and avoid many inadvertent slips into unethical behavior.
This course counts towards NCBTMB’s Ethics credit requirement.
Note: The information in this course is excerpted and adapted from The Ethics of Touch by Ben E. Benjamin, PhD and Cherie Sohnen-Moe.
When you finish this course, you will be able to:
- Describe interpersonal boundaries and how they affect your life.
- Explain Minuchin’s continuum of boundary permeability (or vulnerability).
- List areas to consider in establishing, maintaining and changing your boundaries.
- Define boundary violations (transgressions) and ways to minimize or repair them.
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 Code(s)
MSP #162; LCEU0003715
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.
Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over