Fundamentals of Animal-Assisted Interventions
An introductory workshop for anyone interested to know more about the human-animal bond and its applications in mutual healing.
Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA)
Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA) is a planned and goal-oriented informal interaction and visitation conducted by a certified Human-Animal Team (HAT)—consisting of a therapy animal and a handler—for motivational, educational, and recreational purposes.
AAA can range from recreational visits in schools and workplace stress relief sessions to “meet and greet” activities in nursing homes and animal-assisted crisis response that focuses on providing comfort and support for trauma, crisis, and disaster survivors.
If you’re interested in AAA programs and visits, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Workshops, Trainings, and Screenings
We provide trainings, workshops, and screenings for aspiring Human-Animal Teams (HATs). Aspiring HATs must complete all sessions which include theoretical and practical knowledge as well as field training sessions of the handler with the therapy animal. Certificates will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.
Curious learners that want to broaden their knowledge in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) are also welcome to participate. Animal companions are not required to join the workshops but will be assessed during screening.
For more details about our certificate courses, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team of professionals are experts in the field of animal-assisted interventions, human-animal bond, and animal welfare. We offer lectures and seminars on select topics to further increase knowledge and awareness on the aforementioned subjects.
If you wish to invite our professionals to speak in your event, please see our FAQ list for the requirements in sending a request.
We accept research-related requests from students, research groups, and knowledge-seekers interested in the human-animal bond, animal-assisted interventions, and related studies. We welcome anyone whether it be for writing a thesis, a school research paper, or for professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge in therapy.
Please see our FAQ list for the requirements in sending a request.
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Animal-Assisted Therapy is a goal-oriented, planned, and structured therapeutic intervention directed and/or delivered by health, education or human service professionals. AAT is delivered and/or directed by a formally trained professional with expertise within the scope of the professionals’ practice. AAT focuses on enhancing physical, cognitive, behavioral and/or socio-emotional functioning of the particular human recipient either in the group or individual setting.
Animal-Assisted Education (AAE)
Animal-Assisted Education is a goal-oriented, planned, and structured intervention directed and/or delivered by educational and related service professionals. AAE is conducted by qualified (with degree) general and special education teachers either in the group or individual setting. The focus of the activities is on academic goals, pro-social skills and cognitive functioning.