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Animal Assisted Interventions Webinar Series


Date(s) - Thu, Jun 6, 2024 MDT

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Janet Hoy-Gerlach, PhD, LISW-S, LCSW, Author of Human-Animal Interactions - A Social Work Guide as she presents at APA's next Animal Assisted Interventions Webinar!

This FREE event will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 3pm EST.

Approximately 66% of United States households report having at least one companion animal, and the majority indicate they consider their animal to be a family member yet recognizing and responding to clients’ companion animal relationships – as both strengths and stressors –- are not routine considerations in most practice settings. Clinicians who are responsive to clients’ companion animal concerns face both system and resource barriers. The focus of this webinar is two-fold: 1) delineating the biopsychosocial benefits (and risks) of animal companionship for people as a rationale and advocacy strategy for addressing clients’ companion animal concerns; and 2) providing resources and strategies to support people’s relationships with their animals effectively.

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