Courses and Workshops

To support the success of registrants, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) offers the following courses:

  • Standards and Regulations E-Workshop (online);
  • Record Keeping E-Workshop (online);
  • Professionalism Workshop (in person); and
  • Social Media Awareness for Regulated Health Care Professionals (e-learning module).

Standards and Regulations E-Workshop

The Standards and Regulations E-Workshop provides an overview of the Standards of Practice and Regulations. The course is designed to assist registrants with gaining an understanding of the legislation, regulations, policies and procedures that govern the practice of Massage Therapy in Ontario.

Modules cover information related to legislation, controlled acts, sexual abuse prevention, treatment planning, consent to treatment, draping standards and record keeping. In addition to participating in online group discussions and reviewing case study scenarios, participants study prepared materials and submit answers to questions on a weekly basis.

Learning outcomes for the Standards and Regulations E-Workshop include:

  • becoming familiar with the Massage Therapy Act, 1991, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and other legislation governing Massage Therapy practice in Ontario;
  • recognizing controlled acts defined by legislation; and
  • identifying the key elements of consent to treatment.

The course is intended for:

  • CMTO registrants taking a refresher course to return to practice;
  • CMTO registrants wanting to participate in professional development;
  • applicants for registration with CMTO who were educated outside Ontario; and
  • examination candidates who would like to refresh or expand their knowledge.

 

Course length: 4 weeks
Time commitment:
Approximately 4 hours per week
Technical requirements: High speed Internet connection, Windows XP or higher, and Internet Explorer 8 or higher
Fee: $225
Course dates: June 12, 2017 to July 14, 2017
To register: Submit Application for Standards and Regulations E-Workshop with payment
Questions: Email: professionalpractice@cmto.com

 

Record Keeping E-Workshop

The Record Keeping E-Workshop demonstrates how to effectively integrate legislative requirements and Standards of Practice related to record keeping into current business practices. Registrants will learn to develop documentation skills that enable fulfillment of legislative obligations and the application of professional record keeping principles.

Modules cover information related to legislation, the principles of professionalism, intake, informed consent, assessment, treatment planning, financial records, privacy and confidentiality. In addition to participating in an online group discussion, participants will complete weekly reading assignments, quizzes, journal entries and a final assignment.

Learning outcomes of the Record Keeping E-Workshop include:

  • accurate recording and maintenance of client health records;
  • application of professionalism principles to maintain client health records;
  • development of documents for a Massage Therapy practice that are congruent with applicable legislation; and
  • application of record keeping legislation for a Massage Therapy practice in Ontario.

The course is intended for:

  • CMTO registrants wanting to participate in professional development.

 

Course length: 8 weeks
Time commitment:
Approximately 4 hours per week
Technical requirements: High speed Internet connection, Windows XP or higher, and Internet Explorer 8 or higher
Fee: $225
Course dates: September 11, 2017 to November 10, 2017
To register: Submit Application for Record Keeping for Registered Massage Therapists E-Workshop with payment
Questions: Email: professionalpractice@cmto.com

Professionalism Workshop

The Professionalism Workshop is intended to support registrants to achieve and demonstrate professional behaviour. Throughout the workshop, participants will review different modules and engage in case studies and group discussions aimed at enhancing professionalism and accountability.

Learning outcomes for the Professionalism Workshop include:

  • development of skills and tools to implement high ethical standards; and
  • increased accountability for professional actions and an enhanced commitment to the profession.

The course is intended for:

  • CMTO registrants wanting to participate in professional development.

 

Course length: 1 day
Time commitment:
8 hours (in person)
Technical requirements: None
Fee: Free
Course dates: TBD
To register: Contact CMTO
Questions: Email: professionalpractice@cmto.com

Social Media Awareness eLearning Module

Pause Before You Post: Social Media Awareness for Regulated Health Care Professionals

The Social Media Awareness e-Learning Module was produced in collaboration with six other health regulatory Colleges in Ontario. The module contains numerous examples and case-based scenarios that illustrate effective use of social media in a healthcare practice and its proper application in a Massage Therapy practice.

While the module does not replace a registrant’s professional obligation to comply with applicable standards and legislation, the content serves to provide a review of professional standards of practice, legislative requirements, and risk management strategies that support the maintenance of a professional reputation and appropriate professional relationships in social media forums.

To view the learning module, please click here.

 

Course Length: 1-2 hours
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours
Technical Requirements: Adobe Flash Player software.
To download a free version visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
Macintosh users, please view the modules using Safari or Netscape.
Fee: Free
Course Dates: Available anytime at the link provided.
To Register:  No registration required.
Questions: Email: professionalpractice@cmto.com