AMTA Oregon Chapter Calendar
This year’s AMTA Oregon Traveling Board Meeting & CE Event will take place in Eugene at Lane Community College! The schedule will be:
9:30-10 am: Doors open/Arrival (coffee/tea available for all)
10-11 am: AMTA Oregon Board Meeting
11 am-12 pm: Lunch*
12-4 pm: CE course*, “The Ethics of Client Communication: Talking to Clients About Their Health”, presented by Ruth Werner (bio below)
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.
*Registration for the CE course will include lunch. Click on the green “Tickets” button above to get your ticket via Eventbrite — early registration discount ends October 11th!
RUTH WERNER, BCTMB: Ms. 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 live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 6th edition. A 7th edition will appear in 2019, through Books of Discovery. Ruth’s other books include Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists and her revision of the beloved Scheumann’s The Balanced Body.
Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She 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 proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President of the Foundation from 2010-2014.
Ruth is an Approved Provider with the National Certifying Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider # 282893-00, expires 5/22/20) and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (# 008704-00, expires 4/17/2020).
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