Welcome to Understanding Power Differential in Massage Therapy
My name is Michael and I am your NCBTMB Approved continuing education provider. Thanks for taking my course!
To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course (easy) and then take a short quiz on what you read (less easy, but honestly, still not hard).
Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists.
Degree of Difficulty
Text (written material)
This course will explore the power differential that exists in the therapeutic massage relationship and will address the ethical problems that could arise as a result.
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:
- Define the terms power differential, expert power and referent power.
- Describe the client-centered approach to therapeutic massage.
- Identify the measures that a practitioner can take to minimize the power differential.
This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.
This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.
12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.