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Working with Dogs in Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Personal Considerations

  • 26 Mar 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online

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Presented by Hannah Herkert, M.A.

THIS IS A ZOOM EVENT - Registration will close 48 hours before presentation.
Registrants must attend full session to receive 2 CEUs.

This presentation will cover all aspects of utilizing dogs in clinical practice, including risks, benefits, ethics, legartial, personal, and professional. Participants will be able to understand and recogonize the difference between Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs, Facility Dogs, Skilled Companions, Emotional Support Animals and pets. Participants will be able to identify and explain the working dog that best suits their personal and professional lives. Participants will learn and understand how a dog can operate effectively in multiple settings, including private practice, schools, hospitals, and court. Participants will be able to plan and implement therapeutic activities with their canine partners and clients. Participants will learn to develop and design treatment plans that include their canine partner.

Watch the interview with Hannah by Carol Adkisson, IE-CAMFT Board President

Learning Objectives

1. Identify and summarize the differences between Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs, Facility Dogs, Skilled Companions, Emotional Support Animals and pets. 
2. Identify and consider the risks and benefits of utilizing a dog in practice
3. Develop canine based activities to suuport your client's treatment plan or your agency's needs
4. Summarize ethical, clinical, and logistical considerations in writing ESA letters for clients

About the Presenter

Hannah Herkert, M.A. has her Masters degree from Pacifica Graduate Insitute in Marriage and Family Therapy/Depth. Psych.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and has worked for 7 years in hospice care,  school-based mental health care and private practice. She currently works with Bruce, a professionally trained Facility Dog from Canine Companions for Independence located in Santa Rosa, CA. 

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for IE-CAMFT. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEU  Provider # 62278

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