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36 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k m a r c h / a p r i l 2 0 1 7 CLASSROOM TO CLIENT education What's Your Ethics IQ? Part 3 By Anne Williams & Karrie Osborn One of the hardest components of ethics knowledge to master is communication. For example, you may know the definition of boundary violation, and even be able to identify it when you see it, but do you have the appropriate language in your arsenal to respond to it when it happens? In addition to your elevator speech about you and your practice (you have one, right?), you should also have a variety of words on the tip of your tongue to defuse sticky ethical situations. In this third and final installment of "What's Your Ethics IQ?," let's test your communication skills. Take a look at the situations presented. Think through each scenario and come up with language you could use to handle the issue at hand. Role-play using this language with classmates, coworkers, practice clients, and instructors. We've given you a head start on a couple. (For the rest of the answers, or to revisit "What's Your Ethics IQ? Part 1–2," visit our digital edition at

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