Posts Tagged "Animal Assisted Interventions"

When We Adopt a Dog: The Early Days

Posted by on Mar 28, 2022

Adding a new dog to the family requires considerable thought and planning. It’s a big decision requiring a lifelong commitment. When the dog arrives, the first steps including helping the new family member feel comfortable in the environment, assisting other animals in the family to adjust, and getting to know the new dog as well as possible. This process must precede decisions about any work in which the dog might become involved. This brief article highlights the early process to navigate the early days and weeks.

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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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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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