2024 AAPT Conference
12 total continuing education credits/clock hours will be awarded to participants who watch the entire conference and complete the necessary assessments (choose the CE credits option below when you register).
4th AAPT ONLINE CONFERENCE - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
April 17-18, 2024
This conference is designed to familiarize attendees with many facets of Animal Assisted Play Therapy®, a multimodal, transdisciplinary intervention with wide applicability to assist clients and students in reaching their clinical, medical, or educational goals. It is a theoretically integrative approach that focuses on healthy, reciprocal, mutually-beneficial relationships at its core. It also highlights the importance of animal welfare and well-being, and one of its requirements is that the animals must actually enjoy, not merely tolerate the interactions. AAPT can be used with clients of all ages, families, and groups. A variety of different species can be involved. There is a growing body of research that shows the value of AAPT as well. Join us for our 4th annual stimulating and informative virtual conference!
- Curious Calico or Talkative Tabby? Assessing Your Animal’s Appropriateness for AAPT Work (Jacque George)
- Preparing Your Canine for Nondirective Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (Dr. Mary Rottier & Dr. Jennifer Main)
- No Office? No Problem! Taking Animal Assisted Play Therapy® on the Road (Cyndie Kieffer)
- The Combined Use of EMDR and Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Compatibility & Applications (Jeri Yingling)
- What Is My Horse Saying and Why Does It Matter? (Ann Elliot)
- ABCs and 123s: Applying Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Principles in Schools (Jennifer Ganz)
- AAPT Group Application in School Settings: A Journey of a Healing Dog and Elementary School Students in Taiwan (Pei-Jyun, Chen & Shih-Yin, Wu)
- Just Let It Play Out: A Look at Animal Assisted Play Therapy® in Action (Emily Boatwright)
- Worth More Than a Guinea: The Value of Guinea Pigs in AAPT (Dr. Mary Rottier)
- Collaboration in AAPT: Working as a Team Across Therapy and Alternative Education (Sheli Brown & Carly McCarthy)
- Retirement and/or Death of the Therapy Animal: Helping Clients and Therapists Through the Grieving Process (Teri Holamon)
- Competencies Needed for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® & Other Animal-Assisted Services What They Are, Why They Are Needed, How to Learn and Demonstrate Them (examples for dogs, horses, and other species) (Dr. Risë VanFleet & Tracie Faa-Thompson, Co-creators of AAPT)