The Ethics of Client Communication
THE ETHICS OF CLIENT COMMUNICATION:
TALKING TO CLIENTS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH
presented by Ruth Werner
Total of 4 NCBTMB CE Units
Sunday, May 7, 2:00 am – 6:00 pm
(lunch not included, on your own, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
Fee: $60 for members and students; $80 for non-members.
♦♦♦NOTE—$35 LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED AFTER REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE, APRIL 29, 2017♦♦♦
Fee after cut-off date, April 29, 2017: $95 for members and students; $115 for non-members
Please note: There is a 25% non-refundable deposit included in the workshop fee.
THE ETHICS OF CLIENT COMMUNICATION: TALKING TO CLIENTS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH
This class addresses the delicate art of communicating professionally and with open hearts when we have concerns about our clients’ well being. Key topics include medications that may influence bodywork choices; visual or palpatory signs that are red flags; and maintaining boundaries for client safety (how to say “no” when your client says “yes”).
Basic principles of active listening are reviewed and employed as students break into small groups to role-play a variety of difficult client – therapist conversations, all based on real – life situations provided by past participants.
Participants in The Ethics of Client Communication: Talking to Clients About Their Health will learn to:
• Identify red flags for circulatory types of massage therapy
• Explain pharmacologic red flags for massage therapy
• Define ethics and morality in the context of clinical decision-making
• Practice appropriate and professional communication skills with clients who have health issues that become known during massage therapy sessions
Ruth Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 6th edition. She also writes a column for Massage and Bodywork magazine, serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world.
Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was also proud to serve as President of the Massage Therapy Foundation from 2010-2014, and she retains a seat as an MTF Trustee.
ASIS Massage School
209 West Main Street • Mesa, AZ 85201
From the US-60, exit Country Club
North to Main Street
East on Main to ASIS (on the south side of the street)
The Country Club Drive/Main Street Light Rail Station is a two-minute walk from ASIS.
Some on-street parking in front of the building. Very small lot in the back.
Parking map. The closest lot is the Orange Parking lot.
Closest hotel is Mesa Mezona Hotel (250 West Main Street, Mesa 85201)
Katelyn Faith, Education Committee Chair
Materials Needed for Workshop
The Ethics of Client Communication: Talking to Clients about Their Health
Note taking supplies