International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy™

Strengthening relationships with playful human-animal interactions

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Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ (AAPT) adds the elements of playfulness, humor, and lightness to the therapeutic process, and can be helpful for clients of all ages. It focuses heavily on relationships: how the relationship between therapist and animal must be developed in positive, mutually respectful ways in which the animals have a voice and choice whenever possible.

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CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The certification program is rigorous and requires substantial work and dedication on the part of professional practitioners to achieve. The IIAAPT believes that stringent credentialing based on demonstrated competence is more meaningful as a statement of the professional’s commitment and achievement in the highest quality practice of AAPT with clients while preserving the humane treatment of the animals involved.

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ONLINE COURSES

Learn about animal-related online courses we currently have available including course descriptions and registration information.

TRAINING

Learn about our highly acclaimed state-of-the art training programs for professionals, held in several locations internationally every year.

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