Social Support Therapy Dogs Workshop

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

Cost: $25

Light Continental breakfast provided
Register today, space is limited!

2 Social Work CEU’s are Available!

Registration forms due by 11.10.13

For questions please contact
Christy Learman, [email protected]
Jill Kind, [email protected]
734. 971.9781

This workshop made possible by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital &
the Blueprint for Aging.

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