This online training is streaming live on the 8th June 2022.
The digital recording will be released to all participants on the 10th June. The recording and associated resources will then be accessible through your Essential Therapy Training account for 365 days.
Animal-Assisted Intervention continues to grow in popularity, but there are few programs available to learn more about this approach. The power of the human-animal bond can increase motivation, improve the therapeutic alliance, allow for a positive attachment figure and support clients in their healing journey. This interactive workshop will allow for discussion and exploration of who may benefit from AAI, how AAI can improve mental health and practical application of AAIs. This workshop is intended to give participants an introductory look at the world of AAI. If participants connect with this therapeutic approach and want to train in this area, a more in-depth comprehensive training is also available and will be discussed during the workshop.
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
• Describe and explain the different terms and concepts associated with animal-assisted intervention,
• Distinguish what animals may be incorporated into AAI and different populations that may benefit from AAI and those that may not,
• Understand ethical considerations when incorporating AAI programs,
• Have deeper knowledge of current research findings on animal-assisted interventions,
• Experience several interventions often utilized in AAI
• Learn ways to apply AAI to your program or practice
• Invitation to join other colleagues passionate in AAI work for ongoing support and consultation,
• And so much more!
After completing this course, you will have the knowledge and competency to add several different types on animal-assisted interventions in a variety of settings! You will also have access to our private Facebook group for continued support and learning on all things AAI from colleagues who also work with animals in practice.
About the Speaker
Lyndsay Wright is a Registered Psychologist and Certified Animal-Assisted Therapy Professional who has been incorporating animals into mental health interventions for a decade. She owns a group practice in Canada where she utilizes nature-assisted therapy and animal-assisted therapy in her practice with adults, children/teens and groups. She is an animal-assisted therapy consultant and trainer and has a passion for supporting other health professionals in ethically and effectively incorporating animals into their practice.
CPD & CE credits available: 3
How do I receive these credits?
The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.
The post-test is included in the price of the training.
Does my regulatory body accept the credits?
The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.
Our trainings are accredited by:
– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association