Posts Tagged "Animal Assisted Interactions"

Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ Is for All Professions – A blogpost by Cyndie Kieffer

Posted by on Jan 1, 2023

The principles and practices of Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ are applicable to a wide range of professions – mental health, allied health, and education, among others, and for a variety of client populations. It takes a solid understanding of AAPT and one’s own work, and then some creativity to think outside the box sometimes. In this blogpost, Cyndie Kieffer, LCSW, CPP-AAPT, CAAPT-I discusses how she incorporated AAPT into her non-traditional work situations and interviews professionals from other professions about their views.

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Exit Routes to Avoid Crowding Animals Involved in Animal Assisted Play Therapy™

Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

Animals need more space than we sometimes realize. They sometimes might wish to leave sessions, too. Providing an “exit route” at all times can allow for animal choices, greater safety, and demonstrate respect for the animals’ needs. This can be helpful to animals as well as clients.

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