Transference and Countertransference in Massage Therapy (3 CE hours)


Course Description
This course will present detailed information about the psychological phenomenon known as transference and countertransference and how it applies to the client practitioner relationship in therapeutic massage.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Define the terms transference and countertransference as it applies to massage therapy.
  • Describe by what means negative transference can be redirected.
  • List potential warning signs of negative transference and countertransference in a therapeutic relationship.

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.