New Ethics Webinar: Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Massage Therapy

This new course from Ben Benjamin entitled “Ethics: Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Massage Therapy” addresses a critical topic in our profession. Viewers will learn the definition and history of sexual abuse, how to maintain sexual boundaries in draping and quality of touch, and the warning signs of predator therapists. Ethical guidelines for schools, spas, clinic owners, therapists, and clients are given to prevent sexual, physical, and emotional harm in massage therapy.

Given the significant importance of this issue in our profession, the webinar will be available free to all for the entire month of January, and ABMP members will have the option to earn free CE hours. The course is available at www.abmp.com/members/continuing-education/online-learning/courses/webinar-ethics-preventing-sexual-misconduct-massage-therapy—please share it with colleagues, employees, employers, school owners, instructors, or anyone else you think might benefit.

Additional Resources:

Read Ben Benjamin's accompanying Massage & Bodywork magazine article, "Massage Therapy and Sexual Misconduct" in the September/October 2017 issue.

Review our "You as Ambassador" post at www.abmp.com/updates/news/you-ambassador for more resources and suggestions.

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Comments

I can't find the CE value.

Does the ABMP offer a continuing Ed course in preventing sexual harassment?  

in illinois, we need one hour. 
 

kindly

gayle stephens

 

Hi Gayle, yes, we offer "Ethics: Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Massage Therapy" with Ben Benjamin, PhD, for 1 CE hour in the ABMP Education Center at www.abmp.com/ce. You can also find additional courses on ethics and sexual misconduct in the Education Center.

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