Idaho Ethics for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

  • Identify the principles of the professional Code of Ethics from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • List and define five standards of practice from the AMTA, the ABMP and the NCBTMB, and give an example of each standard.
  • Explain the concepts of power dynamics, transference and counter transference related to the scope of practice in massage and bodywork.
  • List five key elements of documentation and records maintenance, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 
  • Define the risks involved with dual or multiple-role relationships between therapists and clients and list four strategies that reinforce appropriate boundaries. 
  • Explain the relationship between patient autonomy and therapist/client agreements, including the client’s bill of rights, informed consent, and right to refuse treatment.
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