Therapy Animals On-Demand CE Webinar for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists

On-Demand: Implementing Therapy Animals into Practice: Practical Animal Training Suggestions and Intervention Ideas - 3 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (see below for more information)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $87 (provides lifetime access!)
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  • Presented by: Taylor Chastain Griffin, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • This workshop is not yet available; by pre-registering, you will receive immediate access when it becomes available in July.

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Describe the process of selecting and training an animal for therapy animal work.
  • Discuss how to design therapy animal interventions to meet client treatment goals and build upon the animal’s unique skills and preferences.
  • Identify best practices for setting the working space up in a way that protects therapy animal welfare.
  • Describe key aspects of animal-assisted intervention (AAI) documentation.
  • Explain best practices in vetting and recruiting third-party therapy animal teams.

Workshop Description:

What would it look like to unleash the power of the human-animal bond within your practice? Though many professionals love the idea of working with therapy animals, the field of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has historically lacked the tangible resources that make the intervention widely accessible, ethical, and impactful. This interactive workshop will walk learners through newly launched resources that assist professionals at every step of the AAI journey. Learn how to select and train a therapy animal or vet and recruit third-party volunteer organizations that can provide you with volunteer teams.

We will explore the therapeutic impact and appropriate structuring of animal-assisted interventions, such as fetch games, grooming sessions, therapy animal perspective-taking, and more. Practical suggestions for office setup and intervention scheduling will be explored with the lens of protecting therapy animal welfare. Finally, suggestions for AAI documentation, including informed consent, incident reports, and animal behavior logs, will be provided and discussed.

Presented by: Taylor Chastain Griffin, Ph.D.

As National Director of Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) Advancement for Pet Partners and Executive Director of the Association of Animal-Assisted Intervention Professionals, Taylor Chastain Griffin, Ph.D. focuses on supporting research and professional development within the therapy animal arena. Having witnessed hundreds of interactions between her own therapy animals and the people with whom they’ve visited, she is passionate about bolstering the intervention with empirical investigation. Dr. Griffen obtained her doctorate in research psychology in 2018, with her studies focusing on the human-animal bond as it is experienced in contexts of shared traumatic experiences. From her undergraduate education in Psychology and Animal Behavior to her graduate work to become a mental health counselor, she has always strived to shape her educational and professional endeavors with the foundational goal of promoting AAI. She is also a published author, dog trainer, and Pet Partners team evaluator.

3 Core "Asynchronous" CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Knowledge Tree maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64968511.

  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 3 Core hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #043824. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 3 Core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #119-2024. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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