Ethics, Boundaries, and Professionalism for Oncology Massage

Date: Nov 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.


Michael Alicia, LMT

Lecture / Hands–On
Single Class Tuition: $240    Early Bird Tuition: $195
6 CEs (NCBTMB/NY Certified)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Oncology Massage (or equivalent)

This continuing education course is designed to review the concepts of ethical standards, professional behavior, and acknowledgment of boundaries for the patient with cancer in the therapeutic setting of home, hospital, and hospice.

Major topics include the basics of ethics in healthcare, morality, virtues, client rights, practitioner responsibility, confidentiality, privacy, managing boundaries, transference, dual relationships, nondiscrimination, and cultural sensitivity.

Michael Alicia, LMT has been practicing massage since 1992 and an instructor at the Swedish Institute since 1994. His practice and teaching encompass both Eastern and Western massage techniques including Shiatsu, Thai massage, and Swedish massage in its many applications. Michael worked with Felicia Newsome starting in 2014, to create what is arguably the most comprehensive oncology massage training program in the United States. Many of the graduates of the CATA Oncology Massage Training and Specialty Certificate Program have gone on to work at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mt. Sinai, and NYU Langone Health Hospitals. Alicia is the Executive Director of CATA and Cornerstone Oncology Massage Foundation, a not-for-profit created to provide funding for oncology massage treatment, training, and research.

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