Instructor: Lavon Watson, Retired LMT, Redmond Police Dept. (Investigator - Retired) NCBTMB #1195
What are the real concerns with illicit massage and human trafficking in our communities? Is that new foot massage business down the street engaged in human trafficking like some claim? How do I know? Why have I suddenly been receiving calls from sketchy-sounding clients? And, why are some states, including our own, now discussing having my photo on my massage license? What is going on?
As it turns out, while we have conscientiously gone about our work as licensed massage therapists, others, also claiming to offer massage, have generated complaints related to unlicensed practice or engaged in sexually-inappropriate behavior, all under our good name. This situation continues to create confused public perception as to who we are and what we do, while also creating concerns around therapist safety. In fact, the 2017 FSMTB Human Trafficking Task Force Report listed therapist safety as the main concern generated by illicit massage businesses, including those businesses actually engaged in human trafficking!
This five-hour NCBTMB-approved continuing education ethics course will help you understand the threats to our profession, how to protect yourself, and recognize the power we have to make positive changes to turn around this situation. This class will support you in not only in protecting our profession but also in educating our clients in an environment that can be confusing and even dangerous at times. A portion of the class will specifically address personal safety strategies for massage therapists, likely making you safer in your work and more competent in screening out problematic clients.
What to Bring: Yourself, your questions, your experiences, your pen!
Class Date: August 11, 2019
Class Times: Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Seattle -- Please click on the this link to go to the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's website for the location detail.
Cost: $95 if registered by 8/2/19; $105 if registered after 8/2/19
Cost/Hour: $19/hr if registered by 8/2/19; $21/hr if registered after 8/2/19
CE Hours: 5
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