Webinar: Cultural Competency for Massage Therapists
Cal Cates, Kerry Jordan
Join Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan for an in-depth discussion of the complex concept of cultural competency, its ethical components, and how it applies to your massage and bodywork practice. Topics include unconscious bias, marginalization, intersectionality, diversity, and equity versus equality.
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After completing the online course, participants will be able to:
- Define cultural competency.
- Define unconscious bias.
- List three examples of unconscious bias.
- Define intersectionality.
- List at least three examples of diversity.
- Identify the difference between equity and equality.
Cal is the executive director of Healwell and has been teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage and end of life care since 2007. Their experience in clinical practice in hospitals around the US has informed their teaching style greatly. Cal is clear that massage therapy is healthcare and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole person healing process. Cal’s favorite thing about teaching healthcare providers is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human, and more flexible. Learn more at www.healwell.org.
Kerry is the operations director and an essential part of the curriculum development team for Healwell. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations. Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500 and a continuing education provider, weaving the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and healthcare providers. Learn more at www.healwell.org.
Topics and Techniques
This online cultural competency massage therapy CE course from Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan includes an in-depth discussion of cultural competence. Topics include stereotypes, autonomy, beneficence, unconscious bias, marginalization, intersectionality, diversity, and equity versus equality.
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How do I earn a CE certificate for this cultural competence course?
After you complete this video-based course, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.
How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page.
Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.
Is this course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).
"Thank you! This course made me pause and think all the way through. Thank you for putting this course and the information out into the massage community."
"There is so much for me to unpack in this course. It is rich and dense and I would really like to watch it over and over to unfold more of it in practice, both professionally and personally."
"This was so helpful, insightful, eye opening, and thought provoking. This course is an asset to the conversations emerging now! Thank you."