Education & Seminars
CEUs for OTs, PTs, Nurses and LMFTs
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Whether you are a Volunteer, Healthcare Professional, Education Professional, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Courtroom or Crisis Worker, this seminar has what you need to begin a new program or expand an existing one! Therapet will have owner-animal teams present for demonstration of skills throughout the two day seminar.
You are invited to submit an abstract for possible selection for poster presentation at the May 4 - 5, 2013 Therapet Animal Assisted Therapy Symposium. If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the symposium you will be given complimentary registration to the symposium. See Poster Abstract Information for more details.
Two day course will cover:
- How to begin a Program
- Infection Control Issues in AAT
- Documentation and Reimbursement
- How to Raise a Therapy Animal
- The Importance of Temperament Testing
- Obedience Requirements
- How to recruit volunteers
- Policies and Procedures
- Liability Issues
- AAT with Special Patient Populations
- AAT in Acute Care Hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospitals, Hospice, Psychiatric Facilities and Public School Systems
- Utilizing Animals as a Therapeutic Modality
Therapet is available to provide one and two day seminars on establishing and maintaining Animal Assisted Therapy or Visitation Programs. If your facility or organization is interested in hosting a one or two day seminar please contact us.
Comments from Recent Seminars:
"Therapet was one of the most interesting and delightfully therapeutic seminars I've ever attended in 15 years of continuing education! AAT embraces the heart of true healing and it was a joy to be in the company of these therapeutic angels, and the two-legged staff was pretty awesome as well! Pat Tieraa, COTA
"Great, Great, Great! Every OT, PT and Nurse etc. should attend your seminar. I learned many things I can use in therapy and everyday use. Again, I loved it!" Amber Fisher
"Thank you so much for providing this seminar. It was very well organized with all the volunteers, the audio-visual material and the food provided. I will be able to incorporate so much both as a PTA and AAT provider. It was certainly very worth the long trip from Virginia!!!!" Jennifer Walker, PTA
"This course was extremely worthwhile whether or not one is considering AAT. I would recommend this course to any healthcare professional...very inspiring." Katy Barone, OT
"As a dog trainer, I was afraid it would be over my head but it was incredible. The hands on with the dogs, cats and mini horses was fantastic. Thank you so much for your 20 plus years of work, and your willingness to share it. You should charge twice as much for this seminar! It is worth every penny!" May Castillo