Crossing the Client-Therapist Boundary
Attention on ethical violations in the massage profession surfaces in the media from time to time so it’s vital that we examine the role of boundaries in the client-therapist relationship. Even though most massage professionals maintain high ethical standards, boundaries are often inadvertently crossed, putting both therapists and clients at risk. In this presentation, you’ll discover common areas where boundary crossings occur. You’ll learn to bring more awareness to your professional relationship and develop strategies for effective boundaries for healthy therapeutic relationships.
Cherie Sohnen-Moe is an author, business coach and international workshop leader. She has been a successful business owner since 1978. Before shifting her focus to education and coaching, she was in private practice for many years as a massage and holistic health practitioner. She has also served as a faculty member at a massage school, an acupuncture college, and a college of natural health. Cherie is the author of Business Mastery, Present Yourself Powerfully, and The Art of Teaching. She is the co-author of The Ethics of Touch, and has written more than 100 articles that have been published in over 15 national and international magazines.
Dr. Ben Benjamin holds a doctorate in sports medicine and education. He studied under orthopedic medicine pioneer Dr. James Cyriax. Dr. Benjamin has taught for more than 30 years and has been in practice for more than 45 years. He is the author of dozens of articles on injuries as well as the texts Listen To Your Pain, Are You Tense? and Exercise Without Injury. He now offers a variety of online continuing education courses which can be found at his website: www.benbenjamin.com