Occupational therapy practitioners who would like to include or improve their inclusion of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in OT practice will benefit from this course. The speakers will provide a general blueprint for continuing education and skill development regardless of experience for both practitioners and the animals.
Course created on January 6, 2022
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional Issues, 03517; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-890901; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize accurate terminology related to AAT.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the ethics involved with the inclusion of AAT.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify an AAT professional development plan for both human and animal partner.
|5-20 Minutes||Ethical Obligations|
|20-25 Minutes||Resource Building|
|25-35 Minutes||Preparatory Phase|
|45-55 Minutes||Application of AAT Skills|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
OTR/L, FAOTA, CPDT-KA
President, Dogwood Therapy Services
Melissa Y. Winkle OTR/L, FAOTA, CPDT-KA is both an Occupational Therapist & a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is co-founder and President of Dogwood Therapy Services, a private practice in Albuquerque, NM; and of Animal Assisted Intervention International, a European-based organization for healthcare and human service providers who include animals in professional practice. She is adjunct faculty and clinical instructor at several universities and organizations, where she designs and delivers curriculum. Melissa is a practitioner, a researcher, an author and speaks internationally about disability, integrated & community-based program development, animal-assisted interventions, and service dogs. She is a proud UNM OT Program Alumni and a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Phoebe Yam OTD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist from Arcadia, California who graduated from the University of Southern California. She has dedicated the past 3 years at Dogwood Therapy Services to pursue her goal of specializing in animal assisted therapy. She enjoys working with people of all abilities and ages. Phoebe has been studying the effect of training and handling styles on the human-animal relationship and enjoys learning about how to strengthen the human animal bond. She has presented at state and national conferences on achieving competency and standards of practice to further the field of animal assisted therapy for healthcare and human service providers.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 03517. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Issues Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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