Webinar: Maintaining Sexual Ethics: Part 1-Key Concepts

Anne Williams

Every person in massage workplace or school environments must maintain the highest sexual ethics. This webinar aims to provide clarity on key terms and concepts related to sexual innuendo, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. This content is for all massage profession stakeholders, including massage practitioners, clinic owners, managers, and staff, as well as massage school administrators, faculty, and students. With a common, informed language, the massage profession can hold honest, meaningful discussions about how to protect clients and each other from unwanted, inappropriate, or violent sexual behaviors.

This course is the first in a series of four webinars.

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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Sexual behaviors
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual harassment in education
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual exploitation by a helping professional
  • Basic complaint types and procedures
Learning Objectives

Having viewed the online massage therapy ethics CE course, participants will be able to:

  • Define these terms: sexual innuendo, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation.
  • Identify two sexual behaviors that constitute sexual innuendo.
  • Differentiate between quid pro quo and hostile environment sexual harassment.
  • Identify two sexual behaviors that constitute sexual assault.
  • Differentiate between sexual assault and sexual abuse based on their legal definitions.
  • Identify behaviors that constitute sexual exploitation by a helping professional.
  • Compare and contrast an informal complaint with a formal complaint.
  • Differentiate between sexual behaviors that might result in a civil case and sexual behaviors that might result in a criminal case.
Instructors
Anne Williams

Anne Williams is a licensed massage therapist, former esthetician, certified reflexologist, clinical hypnotherapist, registered counselor, aromatherapist, author, and educator. Before joining Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) as director of education, Anne worked as a school director of education, massage instructor, CE provider, spa consultant, and curriculum specialist. While with ABMP, Anne developed an extensive library of in-person and online resources for professionals, schools, instructors, and students. She published Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists in 2006 and Massage Mastery: From Student to Professional in 2012. Learn more at www.plantspiritlife.com and https://massagemastery.online/.

Topics and Techniques

This massage therapy ethics CE course provides clarity on key terms and concepts related to sexual innuendo, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation. Understanding these key concepts creates the foundation for understanding the sexual misconduct that can occur. With a common, informed language, the massage profession can hold honest, meaningful discussions about how to protect clients and each other from unwanted, inappropriate, or violent sexual behaviors.

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Is this ethics CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the webinar video, 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.

Reviews

"The best ethics CEU I have taken in years. Relevant material, linked to current events, and engaging speaker. Thank you!"

"Excellent course, especially appreciate the thorough handout notes and all the great, real-world examples for massage therapy. "

"This CE course gave interesting real-life examples that expanded my knowledge on what sexual harassment can entail."

"In addition to being an excellent resource in understanding sexual ethics, this course was also a very good resource for maintaining good boundaries in general."