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1. The NCBTMB requires that we put your home address on your transcript. Please enter it in the box below. Don't worry, we will not mail you anything or give it to anyone else.
2. Power in a social context can best be described as what?
3. What is meant by the term Power Differential?
4. Which of the following is not a type of power?
5. Who has the most power in the therapeutic massage relationship?
6. What types of power do massage therapists have?
7. How do physical factors affect the power differential?
8. What physical factors amplify the power differential in massage?
9. When does the power differential become harmful to a client?
10. Why can it sometimes be unethical to sell products in your massage business?
11. When is it the right time to sell things to a client?
12. What is meant by the term Expert Power?
13. How can a massage therapist have Referent Power?
14. What must you do to avoid abusing your position?
15. Why would it be unethical to ask a dietitian for weight loss advice while they are on the massage table?
16. Why is it wrong to ask a client for a donation to a charity you support while they are getting their massage?
17. What should you do if a client offers you a backstage pass for a concert or similar valuable item during a massage?
18. What can you do to lessen the power differential?
19. What is an example of “empowering the client?”
20. Why is the power differential unavoidable in the therapeutic relationship?
21. Why is there a power differential in the therapeutic relationship?

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