Posts Tagged "Animal Assisted Play Therapy®"

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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AAPT Certification Board: Information on the Process

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020

The credentials linked to Animal-Assisted Interventions are numerous and confusing. This blog discusses the differences between certificate programs and certification programs. The AAPT Certification Program is briefly described, and the development of the new AAPT Certification Board is highlighted.

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Animals Speak! Issue 14: Pandemic Topics for Kids–Getting Annoyed with Brothers and Sisters

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

In Issue 14 of Animals Speak! Murrie talks about annoyances that come from living with brothers and sisters. These can be heightened during the pandemic when family members don’t have as much time away from each other as they might want. Murrie discusses his own occasional frustrations with two of his sisters and then offers a few things to do about those situations.

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Do We Sell Them Short? Supporting “Agency” in Animals

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Sometimes, in our eagerness to provide a happy life for our animals, we step in too quickly to help them with certain challenges. There are times when we sell them short, perhaps not realizing or forgetting that they have their own unique capabilities and skills. This blog post explores the concept of agency for animals, factors to consider when working with animals, and how we can do more to allow, promote, and support their agency and control in their own lives. The post includes a contribution by Pat Tagg of the UK that involves her unique observations of the development of confidence in a blind lamb with help from other sheep and the flock.

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Animals Speak! Issue 13: Pandemic Tips for Kids and How to Keep Busy

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused lots of changes for everyone, including kids and even dogs! In this issue of Animals Speak!, Josie Patches has a short message of what she has been up to and then introduces our special guest for this issue!
Animals Speak! is a project of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® to provide encouragement and help to kids during the pandemic in a light-hearted manner.

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