The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, and Movement Teachers

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 190 pages

This handbook offers much-needed guidance on professional and ethical boundaries in client-therapist interactions. Replete with real-life examples, the book presents practical solutions to dilemmas, judgment calls, and sensitive situations including confidentiality, sexual attraction, socializing with clients, negotiating fees, and deciding when to stop working with a client.

This edition's new communication chapter gives specific suggestions for what to say in various situations, emphasizing the importance of tone and intention. A new section explains how to set limits and why setting limits is crucial. This edition offers a clearer explanation of transference and countertransference with more real-life examples. Each chapter includes new Questions for Reflection.

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This book is a guide for every practitioner and student of the manual therapies, touching on the issue of professional boundaries. It includes red flags that signal potential boundary problems ... Read full review

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User Review  - CenterPointMN - LibraryThing

This book is a guide for every practitioner and student of the manual therapies, touching on the issue of professional boundaries. It includes red flags that signal potential boundary problems ... Read full review

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