AAT Courses/Continuing Education
(updated 6/25/14)

This is the listing of courses and conferences relating to the human-animal bond and/or Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy for health care professionals.  The information below is provided for your reference only - please contact the conference producer directly with any questions.

Animal-Assisted Therapy in Clinical Settings
Date: July 12, 2014 10 am - 12 noon
Location: North Star Offices, 15600 Redmond Way Suite 201 Redmond, WA, 98052
Cost: $60 per person
Description: This seminar provides an introduction and overview of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) approaches as a complimentary modality within the fields of mental health, social work, chemical dependency, education, recreational/physical/occupational therapies.
Prerequisites: Must be a credentialed healthcare professional or student in the human services field. Humans only please.
To register and for more information: Please email Rachel Wright: rachelw@outlook.com, or visit: www.compassionatecanines.net

Animal Assisted Intervention International Conference
Grand Hyatt; Denver Colorado
Friday, September 19th & Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Fee: $350 US Dollars (Early Bird Specials available through the end of May 2014)
AAII Conference Description: Topics include animal assisted therapy, animal assisted education, animal assisted activities, & animal support/handling/training. The 2014 content themes include dog training/welfare, AAI with specific populations, program development/management, world views on AAI, assistance dog training organizations and AAI, developing interventions, measuring impact/developing research, & education/evaluation/expectations for handlers and dogs.
Presenters include: Directors, healthcare/human service providers, educators, dog trainers.
2014 Keynote Speaker: Aubrey Fine.
Contact: info@animalassistedintervention.org

AAT Applications I
Nature's Edge Therapy Center, Rice Lake, WI
Friday, October 3, 2014
Fee: $150 (includes continental breakfast)
AAT Applications I is a highly interactive course, engaging students immediately in hands-on exercises. Learn to work with animal-handler teams to provide AAT to your clients and practice AAT techniques. You will receive a student guide for later reference. You will also be registered by Pet Partners to utilize AAT in your practice.  For more information and to register, please click here.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
University of New Hampshire Online Noncredit Course
Monday, September 29 — Friday, October 17, 2014
Practice Week: September 22
Fee: $120, .6 CEUs, CRN 143555

This noncredit course is offered in collaboartion with Pet Partners.  You will get comprehensive knowledge necessary to begin using Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) in your practice, as well as exposure to client assessment and treatment skills.  Registration deadline: September 1, 2014.  NOTE:  This course sells out quickly, so register early!!  Click here to register.

Oakland University’s Online Animal-Assisted Therapy Certificate Program
This program addresses several health and social issues, including an increased need for alternative, innovative and holistic practices. Utilizing animal assisted therapy in educational, therapeutic and health care settings benefit at-risk children and adolescents, the elderly and other special-needs populations.
For more information:
Amy Johnson


Animal Behavior Institute
Careers: http://www.animaledu.com/student/Careers.aspx

Dr. Phil Arkow: AAT/HCAB & Harcum College
Distance Learning courses in Animal-Assisted Therapy & Activities

Bergin University of Canine Studies
The Assistance Dog Institute

Denver University
Animal-Assisted Social Work (AASW) Certificate

University of New Hampshire
In partnership with Pet Partners, offering Pet Partners' “AAT Applications I Course” for healthcare professionals

University of North Texas
Center for Animal-Assisted Therapy (CAAT)

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
Center for the Human-Animal Bond

National Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (NAACR)

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response

Cascade Canine Crisis Response

If you have a relevant national or regional conference which you'd like considered for posting, please send information including a direct link to a website page about your conference (required) to info@petpartners.org

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