Tag Archive for Ethics

AMTA: A Social Media Storm

It’s time for AMTA National elections, and so far, it’s a hot mess. The ruckus all started when Presdident-Elect Jeff Smoot made a post on Facebook announcing his own choices among the candidates. I have known Smoot for a few…

MOCC-ERY Redux

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…

You Can’t Buy Ethics

I rarely mix my personal life with business but today’s situation warrants a post.  My husband came home with a lot of cash today.  He is a freelance boat captain and had just completed a delivery up the east coast. …

MOCC-ERY

Last week, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards presented their long-awaited proposal for a new national continuing education approval program. They are calling it Maintenance of Core Competencies – or MOCC for short. As I indicated in my previous…

The Gambler

I must admit that country music is not my favorite music genre, but in 1978 the Kenny Rogers’ version of The Gambler hit the charts and the chorus of that song has stayed with me for 34 years! If you’re…

Selling Yourself Short

What is wrong with the following statement? FIRE!!!! Ready…aim. It seems silly, counter intuitive and even dangerous to get such important steps this badly out of order. You would not do it with a rifle, why would you do it…

“Ownership” of Clients

If you’re an employer of massage therapists, or you are a massage therapist who’s is employed by someone else, who “owns” the client? The short answer is, no one. People have the right to go where they choose, and to…

Report from the AFMTE Annual Meeting

I’ve just returned from the second annual meeting of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education in Charleston, SC.  It was an excellent gathering from start to finish. There were keynote speakers throughout the weekend, daily opportunities for those present to…