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Working in the Grey Zone:
Sexual Politics, Boundary-lessness and Therapist Safety
Pamela Fitch – RMT

Half-day (4 hours) workshop, 40 participants maximum
Fees: $75.00 (Members) | $125.00 (Non-Members)
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Break-time: 2:30pm
CEUs: 1.75 Cat B
Room rates: $109.00 + HST (standard room w/2 double beds). Delta Hotel, 39 King St, Saint John, NB, E2L 4W3.
Tel: 506-648-1981 – Book your group rate for Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists
To receive the preferred room rate, please indicate the account as: Massage Therapists NB Rate

What to bring:
Good humour, willingness to engage in challenging discussions, and your handout.

Course Description:
Increasingly, New Brunswick therapists report that they have faced alarming situations where clients confuse therapeutic
relationships with casual sexual encounters. Therapists need to find ways of ensuring their safety while upholding their
professional obligations. This workshop is designed to help therapists navigate tricky and challenging situations when
clients cross boundaries. It employs lecture, small group challenges, role-playing, and large group discussion in order
to facilitate a better understanding of the difference between professional role and personal beliefs.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
• Discuss practice challenges associated with sexual politics, power, and manipulation
• Assess treatment room risks and therapist safety
• Relate common practice challenges faced by male therapists
• Respond professionally when faced with conflict or ethical dilemmas

To register: Registration form

About the instructor:
Pamela Fitch works as an educator, writer, mentor, consultant, peer supervisor and practitioner, and advocates for the
profession both nationally and internationally. Pam has taught across Canada, the US, and Hong Kong. Her workshops
explore ethical challenges, communication, the massage therapeutic relationship, massage therapy and trauma, and the
treatment of scars.

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