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Including Animals in Therapy: It’s More Than Bringing Your Dog to Work

Online
On Demand Education
2.75 CE Hours On Demand
Clinical
Free

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Location

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    Sessions will be available On-Demand
Description

Therapists are learning there are many benefits to incorporating animals into therapy. This workshop will discuss best practices to meet the ethical and humane components of therapy when you include animals. We will discuss the risks and benefits of including animals as well as risk management tools and precautions to protect the clinician, clients, and the animal.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to recognize the therapeutic benefits of including animals in therapy and learn best practices for doing so.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two areas of risk when a live animal is included in therapy sessions and how to prepare and mitigate those risks.

  • Create a safety protocol for the wellbeing of clients, animals, and the therapists.

  • List three or more necessary components for preparing for the inclusion of an animal in a therapeutic practice.

CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • -
    5 Minute Break
  • -
    5 Minute Break
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Tara Moser, LCSW, RPT-S, C-AAIS

Tara Moser, LCSW, RPT-S, C-AAIS, specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She is the owner of Delta Family Counseling, LLC. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of Florida, Massachusetts, Virginia, Colorado, and Illinois. She is a qualified supervisor in Florida as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Tara also holds the credential of Certified Animal Assisted Intervention Specialist. Tara specializes in Play Therapy with children 2 -18 years old and incorporates animals and play therapy into her clinical work, including her three dogs, Harry Pawter, Chewbarka, and Howly Quinn. Tara is actively involved in the Association for Play Therapy, The National Association of Social Workers, and serving as the President of the Florida Association. Tara is the founder of Pawsitive Kids Camp, a non-profit day camp for kids and rescue dogs that combines her passions of play therapy and rescue animals!

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