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2-Day Certificate Course in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Practical Model to Incorporate Animals in Your Current Treatment
2-Day Certificate Course in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Practical Model to Incorporate Animals in Your Current Treatment

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Attend this 2-day certificate course in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and learn a practical framework that facilitates incorporating evidence-based AAT into your current treatment methodology. You will receive specific, practical examples of how to implement AAT to greatly improve treatment outcomes for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric client outcomes in a surprisingly broad range of areas, including:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety and lower blood pressure
  • Lessen symptoms of depression and loneliness
  • Enhance mindfulness and attachment
  • Lessen the effects of trauma and PTSD
  • Improve human-to-human social functioning
  • Help people suffering from agoraphobia
  • Improve sensory recognition in people recovering from a stroke
  • Help individuals with learning disabilities and speech and language deficits
  • Improve Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Assist addicts to remain clean and sober
  • Increase feelings of acceptance and belonging
  • And More!
You will receive resources to help you immediately implement your own AAT program, including how to select a therapy animal, tools to assess for the animal’s temperament, limitations and stress levels, and how to include AAT on a treatment plan and document it in the progress notes. Learn the latest research outcomes, solid neuroscience about the human-animal emotional bond and information about relevant laws.

AAT improves treatment outcomes in a wide variety of fields, including mental health, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, education and medical.
Objectives:
  1. Utilize the KADRA Model to incorporate animals in your current treatment to improve clinical outcomes.
  2. Summarize the role of animals in enhancing mindfulness in humans to help reduce symptomology.
  3. Explain the difference between a therapy animal and a service animal as it relates to clinical treatment.
  4. Describe the difference between the roles of the animal handler and the treatment provider in a therapeutic setting.
  5. Summarize the research related to clinical outcomes of Animal-Assisted Therapy as it relates to assessment and treatment planning.
  6. Implement Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) interventions to reduce symptoms of trauma, stress, anxiety and depression in clients.
  7. Develop AAT interventions to treat deficits and disabilities related to speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and physical therapy.
  8. Construct a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates AAT interventions to improve clinical outcomes.
  9. Differentiate between the major federal laws that impact AAT to inform clinical treatment.
  10. Articulate the definition of Animal-Assisted Therapy and how it differs from other animal-assisted interventions.
  11. Implement three different types of AAT that are included in the KADRA Model.
  12. Present specific attributes and characteristics to identify when choosing a suitable therapy animal for AAT.
OUTLINE:

A Framework to Harness the Power of the Human-Animal Bond in Treatment
  • The KADRA Model of Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • Incorporate AAT with other evidence-based therapies
  • The major categories of AAT
Mindfulness of Animals – Help Humans Thrive Not Just Survive
  • The neuroscience of the human-animal emotional bond
  • Why zebras don’t get ulcers
  • How animals help us overcome trauma
The Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Evidence-based research and outcomes
  • Therapy animals, service animals and emotional support animals
  • Disorders that respond well to AAT
  • Enhance the therapeutic relationship
  • Limitations and potential risks
PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE KADRA MODEL

Treatment Planning and Goals
  • How to include AAT on a treatment plan
  • How to document AAT in progress notes
  • What you need to know about billing
  • Considerations for closure
  • Interaction techniques for client and animal
Practical Examples/Case Studies of AAT for:

  • Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
    • Trauma and PTSD
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Attachment
    • Conduct Disorders
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • ADHD
    • Social-emotional regulation
    • Loneliness and self-esteem
  • Speech-Language and Learning Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    • Language and literacy
    • Vocabulary improvement
    • Increase verbal interactions and communication
  • Physical and Occupational Issues
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Standing balance
    • Stroke and geriatric issues
    • Sensory processing
    • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Start Your Own Animal-Assisted Program
  • How to choose your therapy animal: Qualifications and characteristics
  • Common and less common animal species involved in treatment
  • Dog training basics
  • Protocol for introducing animal and client
  • Organizations and resources
Target Audience
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Educators
  • School-Based Personnel
  • Activity Directors
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators

JONATHAN JORDAN, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Jonathan Jordan, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, is a renowned licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor who has a love for both animals and neuroscience. For decades, he has combined these two loves by incorporating animal-assisted interventions into his brain-based professional practice. Over the years, Jonathan has trained several of his own dogs to be successful therapy animals. Not only does he integrate his therapy dogs into his own practice, Jonathan also works closely with a variety of other medical and mental health professionals to engage his therapy animals in their respective treatment modalities. He has co-developed a unique and evidence-based approach to animal-assisted intervention, the KADRA Model, which engages animals to enhance mindfulness in humans. Jonathan is a long-time member of the prestigious Society for Neuroscience and is a charter member of the Society for Social Neuroscience. Thus, he has extensive knowledge of both human and animal neuroscience research.

Jonathan is an international speaker and author on the topic of animal-assisted interventions motivating others to harness the power of the human-animal bond. He has trained thousands of professionals in his unique synthesis of East-West brain-based practices and AAT. Jonathan is currently writing a book about animal-assisted interventions that explains the incredible range of therapeutic benefits that come from the human-animal emotional bond. He serves as a faculty fellow of Florida State University and was engaged by the United States Senate to deliver brain-based professional development workshops to the entire Senate Staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.



Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Jonathan Jordan is the President and part owner of Global Change Management, Inc. He is a financial donor to Pet Partners; and Canine Companions for Independence. Mr. Jordan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jonathan Jordan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; Society for Neuroscience; and Society for Social Neuroscience.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 12.5 clock hours in length.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 12.5 clock hours and 12.5 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for review.

VIRGINIA PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS - Credit Available Until: 8/7/2019
This course has been approved for 12.5 contact hours by the Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Approval #: CEUL021368.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
This live activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:
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OTHER PROFESSIONS
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