ABMP CE Summit Course: Critical Thinking

Thinking About Thinking: Critical Thinking Explored

with Cal Cates, Ericka Clinton, Kristin Coverly, Whitney Lowe, Til Luchau, Ruth Werner

Course Date/Time: Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Mountain Time

Course Description: Join a respected group of massage and bodywork educators for a spirited panel discussion on critical thinking to gain a better understanding of this essential skill and the tools that can enhance your own critical thinking. Panelists share definitions and how to balance protocol with adaptations, incorporate new information, overcome decision paralysis, and use a multi-step process to work through the critical-thinking process. Use the information from this course to improve your critical-thinking skills to achieve the best possible outcomes with clients. Start thinking about thinking!

CE Hours: 1

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Presenter Bios

Cal Cates

Cal Cates 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.

Ericka Clinton

Ericka Clinton

Ericka Clinton, LMT, is the dean of the massage therapy program at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City. She also teaches continuing education courses covering topics including oncology massage, shiatsu, medical massage, anatomy, and working with special populations. She currently serves as the president of the board of directors for the Society for Oncology Massage.

Kristin Coverly

Kristin Coverly

Kristin Coverly is a licensed massage therapist, educator, and author. As the director of professional education at ABMP she creates online continuing education courses, resources, and events to support practitioners as they expand and enhance their practices. She is the co-host of The ABMP Podcast, and her articles and Business Side column have appeared in Massage & Bodywork and Body Sense magazines. She has been practicing massage since 2001 looks forward to every client session.  Learn more at www.abmp.com/learn.

Whitney Lowe

Whitney Lowe

Whitney Lowe is a contributing author to several books and his articles appear regularly in professional journals and magazines. In 1994, he founded the Academy of Clinical Massage to provide massage therapists the necessary advanced education for treating orthopedic soft-tissue disorders. He currently directs one of the profession’s most comprehensive online training programs in science-based rehabilitative massage. Learn more at www.academyofclinicalmassage.com.

Til Luchau

Til Luchau

Til Luchau is the author of the Advanced Myofascial Techniques series of books and trainings and the lead instructor at Advanced-Trainings.com. A Certified Advanced Rolfer, Luchau was on the faculty of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute for 20 years, and his regular Myofascial Techniques and Somatic Edge columns have been featured in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009. Learn more at https://advanced-trainings.com.

Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, longtime writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology,  was first published in 1998, and is now in its seventh edition and being published by Books of Discovery. She is a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She teaches continuing education workshops all over the world and hosts the “I Have a Client Who …” podcast on the ABMP Podcast Network. Learn more at http://ruthwerner.com/.

Event Information

This online education conference focuses on essential tools for the upper body on day one and the lower body on day two. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the course instructors live online, learn tools to help your practice, and connect with your massage and bodywork community! This event—including 6 hours of CE—is free for ABMP members and just $99 for nonmembers!

Your event registration gives you access to all of the presentations and course replays after the event.

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How can I access handouts?

Hi Carol, the link for the handouts should be below the Community Chat box.

Will these record so they can be watched later for those you have clients to attend to due these time slots

Hi Ann,

Yes, all of the ABMP CE Summit CE courses will be available in the ABMP Education Center after the event to view again!


Hello! I have already registered for the event, and plan to join live. However, I do not see a link to where I can access the webinar. 

Thanks in advance!



Hi Johanna, please check your email and your spam folder. You should have received a link this morning to join the webinar.

Anyone else looking for the link?

Hi Camille, please check your email and your spam folder. You should have received a link this morning to join the webinar.

Hi Camille, the link should be: abmp.live/<your ID number>

So use that URL and add your ABMP member ID number after the slash.


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