Social Support Therapy Dogs can be life changing for people suffering from a range of concerns like daily stressors to severe trauma- and valuable in many therapeutic settings. Speakers Michelle McCarthy, nationally recognized Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and Kit Fuller, MSW, Psychotherapist and Director of Child and Youth Services at Samaritan Counseling Services, along with their canine therapists, will share the benefits offered by these special dogs to folks with special needs. Participants will learn to identify:
Settings and populations where dogs may provide a therapeutic benefit
The differences and appropriateness of Animal Assisted activities verses Animal Assisted therapy
Specific roles of dogs in a therapeutic/clinical setting
Characteristics that make a good therapy dog
When: Thursday, November 21, 201, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Morris Law Building at Washtenaw Community College
2 Social Work CEU’s are Available!
Registration forms due by 11.10.13
For questions please contact
Christy Learman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Kind, Jkind@csswashtenaw.org
This workshop made possible by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital &
the Blueprint for Aging.
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