Look Both Ways: Recognize and Respond to Healthcare Boundaries before Crossing with Susan Kos-Whicher

Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Approved for 2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Course is limited to 24 participants

MTAM Members:


This course will be an interactive session that combines information from all of our recent professional boundaries series events including:
Using your Spidey Senses
Challenges of being a male RMT
Professional Boundaries in Healthcare

At the end of the session, participants will understand the subtleties of health care boundary crossings and the insidious nature of their development. They will be able to evaluate their own practice habits and modify, if necessary, to ensure a safe, healthy, and positive treatment environment for both their clients and themselves.



Susan Kos-Whicher is a Registered Massage Therapist who believes honest attention to professional boundaries will result in a win-win for health care provider’s and their clients. She candidly inspires massage therapists and allied health care professionals to think about common sense ideas.

Susan comes with 30 years of experience in the field of massage therapy. She has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology form York University in Toronto (1986), is a graduate of Sutherland Chan Massage Therapy School and Teaching Clinic (1988), a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.

Enthusiastically she accepted an opportunity to teach at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy 1993 – 2001. The 2200 hour program new to Manitoba in 1994, she developed a curriculum for the massage theory and practical applications, hydrotherapy, and professional ethics. She developed an Outreach Program in Winnipeg that exposed all walks of life to the powerful benefits of massage therapy in a modified, safe and ethical manner.

Elected to the Board of Directors of the MTAM from 2004 to 2016 she served in the following ways; Director at large, Chair of Research, Chair of Complaints and Discipline and as President.

Today, Susan continues her private practice and is an independent contractor working with the MTAM assisting with practice management, creating and teaching boundary courses and investigating complaints.

For more information and course approvals with other professional organizations please visit the Registration Page.


Cancellations made by April 2, 2019 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from April 3 – April 13, 2019 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm