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Ethics Self Assessment Questionnaire

  1. What are your reasons for becoming a bodyworker or massage therapist?
  2. What needs does being a therapist fill for you?
  3. How do you take care of yourself?
  4. How do you take care of others?
  5. Do you make time for yourself each day?  each week?
  6. How do you harm yourself?
  7. How do you feel after giving a treatment?
  8. If you are feeling depressed or unwell, do you feel better after doing a treatment?
  9. How do you feel when your practice is really busy?
  10. How do you feel when your practice is slow?
  11. How do you feel when you are complimented for giving a treatment?
  12. Can you still feel good about yourself and your work without positive feedback?
  13. Can you totally listen to your client and set your issues and needs aside?
  14. What issues of transference and counter-transference exist in your practice?
  15. Are you aware of your own needs and desires?
  16. How do you fulfill your own needs and desires?
  17. Do you believe that everyone can be healed from whatever disease, problem or injury they have?
  18. What do you charge for a treatment?
  19. Do you charge more when you are doing an injury treatment and billing an insurance company?
  20. What would your treatments be like if you did them for free?
  21. What do you wear at the office?
  22. Is your office clean and neat?
  23. Are your financial books in order?
  24. Is your billing up to date?
  25. Is it appropriate to offer information about nutrition or medicine to a client?
  26. What is your scope of practice as limited by the law in your state (city, county)?
  27. What are your personal limits?  (extra education, degrees, knowledge)
  28. Should you sell products (herbs, vitamins, oils) to clients?
  29. Should you recommend products such as herbs, vitamins, oils to clients?
  30. Should we greet a client outside of the office?
  31. Is it appropriate to take a gift from a client?
  32. Is it appropriate to engage in personal conversation?
  33. Do you begin each session with the question is there anywhere you do not want to be touched?
  34. Do you listen carefully to clients to determine what they need in a treatment?
  35. How do you determine what treatment to do?
  36. How do you decide what is too much for the client?
  37. How do you know when you should refer the client to other practitioners for treatment?
  38. What personal or professional agendas do you have when doing treatments?
  39. Do you feel like you are personally responsible for healing clients?
  40. Should you give a treatment to family members or close friends?
  41. Should you go to lunch with a client of a different sex?  of the same sex?
  42. Should you go to other social functions that a client invites you too- a party at their house or other event?
  43. Should you date clients?
  44. Should you engage in a intimate (sexual) relationship with a client?
  45. How close do you let yourself get to the client personally without endangering the therapeutic relationship?
The answers to these questions will vary.  There is no one correct answer.  They are designed to create and ongoing awareness of the therapeutic relationship that we have with clients and hopefully learn from each client. The answer will be different for a first time client as compared to a long time regular client.
Codes of Ethics were developed to keep the client safe and provide treatment that they need.

You can use your answers to start developing your own code of ethics.

The answers to these questions will vary.  There is no one correct answer.  They are designed to create and ongoing awareness of the therapeutic relationship that we have with clients and hopefully learn from each client. The answer will be different for a first time client as compared to a long time regular client.
Codes of Ethics were developed to keep the client safe and provide treatment that they need.  Building your own code of ethics can be a part of the process of supervision and peer supervision groups.  You can get more assistance in creating your own code of ethics when you join:

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