Why Competencies for Professionals in Animal Assisted Interventions?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2022

As Animal Assisted Interventions become more prevalent among professionals, the topic of competencies gains importance. Competences should be viewed as a roadmap to developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to involve animals effectively and ethically in mental health, allied health, and educational work.

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SPOTLIGHT: TARA MOSER, Certified AAPT Instructor

Posted by on Jan 23, 2022

This SPOTLIGHT series features information about our Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Instructors. This one features Tara Moser. Don’t miss her information, interview, video, pictures, and slideshow of her training workshops!

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The Distinctiveness of Animal Assisted Play Therapy®

Posted by on May 28, 2021

This article explores the unique features that comprise Animal Assisted Play Therapy® as it was created and developed by Dr. Risë VanFleet (USA) and Tracie Faa-Thompson (UK). There are distinct differences with many other forms of Animal Assisted Intervention, and some of these distinctions are described here.

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Finding and Preparing a Dog for Canine Assisted Play Therapy®

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021

Another frequently asked question about Animal Assisted Play Therapy® pertains to finding the right canine partner and preparing the dog for the work. Most common are questions about which breeds make the best therapy dogs. These are actually more complex questions than many people realize. This blogpost is designed to point readers toward some helpful resources that we have developed.

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Getting Started in Animal Assisted Play Therapy®

Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Read this to explore the field of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® and learn how to get into this exciting field!

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Resuming In-Person Animal Assisted Play Therapy® During the Pandemic

Posted by on May 26, 2020

As people involved in Animal Assisted Play Therapy® and Animal Assisted Interventions plan to reopen their clinics or practices for in-person sessions, many risk factors must be considered. Risk management plans must be updated to take the pandemic into account. This article provides some excellent resources and some factors to think about when planning for a safe resumption of in-person sessions.

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