Clients can benefit from the inclusion of an animal into a goal-oriented and structured therapeutic intervention when performed to high standards. We suggest Standards of Practice in AAI and the AAI competencies based on the research of Dr. Leslie Stewart as core standards documents. Additionally, many practitioners choose to register with Pet Partners as a way of honing their skills, and our two-year renewal cycle is an important opportunity for an independent third party to evaluate your animal’s level of interest in these types of interactions.
Historically it has been a challenge for professionals to find liability insurance for paid-for services that are inclusive of animal-assisted interventions. Pet Partners is pleased to announce that we are piloting a practitioner insurance program. Learn more about obtaining insurance as a professional.
We are excited to be growing in our ability to better serve professionals who incorporate the healing power of the human-animal bond into their vocational practice. Stay in the loop as we develop services specifically tailored for professionals at this intersection by signing up for our AAI Professional Newsletter today!