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Is the NCBTMB Turning Over a New Leaf?

There is something big happening at the National Certification Board: THEY ARE LISTENING!

I caused a little uproar earlier this year when I scooped their announcement on this blog about the membership organization the NCB was planning to launch. The response to that announcement wasn’t very cordial on any front; everyone from the certificants to the other professional associations spoke out about it, and I am glad to say that the plan is on hold, according to their press release of Oct. 20. Ditching it before they spend a huge pile of money on it seems like the best course of action, in my opinion.

According to Paul Lindamood, CEO of the NCBTMB, the decision was based on “input from the profession.” Read More...

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Comment by Brian Day on November 30, 2009 at 11:18pm
I'm a new member. And have been a practicing therapist for over 15 years. I can tell you from my experience in the field that you can have all the credentials, certificates, training etc. and still be a lousy hands-on therapist. The bottom line is if you help your client and they continue their treatments. That simple....so why is NCTMB trying to pull the trigger on this one? How about spending some time gaining the confidence back in the massage community and not by lip service, but by action. Also, I find one post interesting that they no longer need to have hands-on testing for continuing education. Come on people? What about our CLIENTS?
Comment by Steven D. Dyviniak on October 24, 2009 at 7:32pm
“input from the profession” is overused and a seemingly oxymoron. Over the past several years, it is my feeling that NCB was: a) the 800 lb. gorilla b) in dire need of improving listening skills c) a ship with a broken rudder d) all of the above. A dozen or more years ago when I did the "Nationals", the premise was to have the license/credentials to practice seamlessly across the US. Not so anymore as more and more states have their own massage boards and/or now recognize the "new kid on the block". Thanks Laura and let it be known that my voice wasn't heard by the NCB either.

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