Course curriculum

  • 1


    • About the Course

    • How This Course Will Help You

  • 2

    The Therapeutic Relationship

    • The Therapeutic Relationship

  • 3

    Complications of Power Differentials

    • Complications of Power Differentials

    • Consider This Scenario

    • Scenario: Points to Ponder

    • ACTIVITY: Evaluating Power Differentials

  • 4

    Transference and Countertransference

    • Transference and Countertransference

    • ACTIVITY: The Impact of Transference and Countertransference

  • 5

    Universal Ethical Principles

    • Universal Ethical Principles

  • 6

    Sources of Ethical Guidance

    • Ethical Codes and Regulations

    • ACTIVITY: Ethics Breaches

    • ACTIVITY: Ethical Behavior Evaluation

    • Personal Ethics and Self-Accountability

    • ACTIVITY: Core Values Assessment

    • Practical Application: Ethical Congruence in an Academic Setting

    • Practical Application: Points to Ponder

  • 7

    Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

    • Consider These Scenarios

    • Scenarios: Points to Ponder

    • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

    • Practical Application: Ethical Dilemma Resolution

    • Practical Application: Points to Ponder

  • 8

    Take the Exam

    • Ethical Foundations Exam

  • 9

    Next Steps...

    • More Resources for You

    • Before you go... Course Evaluation



Cherie Sohnen-Moe

Cherie Sohnen-Moe is an author, business coach, and international workshop leader. She has been a successful business owner since 1978. Before shifting her focus to education and coaching, she was in private practice for many years as a massage and holistic health practitioner. She has served as a faculty member at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts (DIHA), the Clayton College of Natural Health (CCNH), and the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ASAOM). For more information, visit


Deanna Sylvester

Deanna Sylvester creates online content and writes curricula for experiential learning programs and instructor training programs. She is a licensed massage therapist, a published author, an educator, an entrepreneur, and a consultant to post-secondary educational institutions and organizations. Deanna is the former Director of several professional massage therapy training programs, and the former Chief Operations Officer for an educational publishing company. And she is the founder and president of Be Love Education.