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Posts Tagged ‘ Continuing Education ’

Report from the AFMTE 2013 Annual Meeting

July 21, 2013
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I just returned from attending the fourth annual meeting of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, held this year in St. Charles, MO. I’m a founding member of this organization, and once again, it was a fabulous event. I would have to say that this was the best one in the history of the...
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NCBTMB Call for Comments: 911 for CE Providers

March 28, 2013
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Post navigation ← Previous NCBTMB Call for Comments: 911 for Approved Providers Posted on March 28, 2013 The NCBTMB has decided to call for comments on their latest revisions for the CE/Approved Provider program–something they should have done before they ever unrolled the plan to start with–and I can virtually guarantee they aren’t going...
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MOCC-ERY Redux

February 28, 2013
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I have received the following from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. I personally think they are far off the mark on what they intend to do with continuing education, and with their refusal to consider any joint effort with the NCBTMB to organize and streamline the approval process for the good of...
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Blowin’ in the Wind

February 24, 2013
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Whether you prefer the Bob Dylan original version, or the popular treatment by Peter, Paul & Mary, we have our own version of Blowin’ in the Wind being sung by the leaders of FSMTB and NCBTMB. My last blog (February 11) focused on problems with regulation of continuing education in the massage profession, and...
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An Alternative to CE Regulation (just in the nick of time)

February 11, 2013
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As I’ve written about on this blog, the NCBTMB has been trying to roll out an “upgraded” scheme to regulate the entire world of continuing education. After all, their stated mission is “To define and advance the highest standards in the massage and bodywork profession.” (Doesn’t that give them free rein to tell the...
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Caught Between Hubris and The Grudge

January 8, 2013
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All the talk in recent weeks of the “fiscal cliff” and the refusal of the Republicans and the Democrats to play nice together in the interest of the highest common good reminds me of the current situation between the NCBTMB and the FSMTB. The NCB is operating from hubris (not to mention cluelessness), as...
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CE Providers React to NCBTMB’s New Approval Plan

December 29, 2012
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In the past couple of weeks since the NCBTMB unveiled their new plan for CE providers, which includes doing away with organizational approval, the reaction of providers has for the most part been very negative–and frankly I’m not surprised. The long-standing organizations who are providing quality continuing education approved feel, for the most part,...
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The Financial Health of Our Organizations: NCBTMB

November 29, 2012
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Note: For the past few years I have done a series of reports on the financial status of the non-profit organizations that represent the massage therapy profession. I obtain this information from Guidestar, a financial information clearinghouse for non-profits. The organizations can provide their Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) to...
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NCBTMB Making Major Changes to CE Provider Approvals

November 18, 2012
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Disclosure: I have agreed to pass along comments, questions and concerns to the NCBTMB on this matter, and the management there reads my blog. They are fully aware that I use this blog to express my own opinion whether it is in line with theirs or not. Your comments here will be seen by...
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I’m in Pain

August 11, 2012
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Yes, I’m in pain. Believe it or not, it pains me to write negatively about the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. I am personally acquainted with many of the people who work there, from the CEO, Mike Williams, on down, to Board members, staff members and volunteers. I count some of...
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