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Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits



  • Neuroscience of the human-animal emotional bond
  • Federal laws that protect your clients' rights
  • Start your own animal-assisted program
  • Interventions and treatment goals for:
    • PTSD, anxiety and depression
    • Mental and behavioral disorders
    • Physical and occupational issues
    • Speech-language and learning disabilities
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

This seminar is designed to help you discover how incorporating animals into your professional activities can greatly improve client outcomes in a surprisingly broad range of areas, including:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety levels and lower blood pressure
  • Lessen feelings of loneliness and depression
  • Help people suffering from agoraphobia
  • Improve sensory recognition in people recovering from a stroke
  • Support people dealing with trauma
  • Help children with learning disabilities

You will receive specific examples of animal-assisted therapeutic goals in a variety of functional areas. This seminar also includes the latest research outcomes, solid foundational knowledge about the human-animal emotional bond and up-to-date information about relevant laws. You will also discover very practical information and resources to help you implement your own animal-assisted interventions.


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.4
Speakers:
Jonathan Jordan
Duration:
6 Hours 01 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
14 Sep, 2017
Product Code:
POS030075
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Jonathan Jordan Related seminars and products: 4

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. 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Specify the evidence-based research outcomes regarding animal assisted interventions (AAI) and utilize this research to inform choice of treatment interventions.
  2. Utilize AAI as a modality to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  3. Incorporate animals in the treatment process for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  4. Design AAI to increase language and literacy skills in children with learning disorders and autism.
  5. Implement specific client and animal interaction techniques to improve treatment outcomes.
  6. Summarize legal issues related to AAI, including informed consent, client rights and related federal laws.

Outline

Brief Overview

  • Human-animal emotional bond
  • Therapy animal vs. service animal vs. emotional support animal
  • Animal-assisted therapy vs. animal-assisted activities
  • Handler vs. therapist

Mindfulness of Animals and How it Helps the Human Brain

  • The neuroscience of the human-animal bond
  • Why zebras don’t get ulcers
  • Animal-assisted interventions without an animal

The Legal Landscape

  • Four federal laws that impact animal-assisted interventions
  • Client rights and when not to involve an animal
  • Informed consent

Interventions and Treatment Goals

  • Physical and occupational issues
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Standing balance
    • Sensory processing
  • Mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders
    • PTSD, anxiety and depression
    • Loneliness and self-esteem
    • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Speech-Language and learning disabilities
    • Dyslexia and other learning difficulties
    • Vocabulary improvement
    • Increase verbal interactions

Components of Animal-Assisted Intervention

  • How to approach clients
  • Interaction techniques for client and animal
  • Closure, documentation

Evidence-Based Research and Outcomes

  • Disorders that respond well to animal-assisted interventions
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • ADHD and related childhood educational issues
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Stroke and geriatric issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Benefits of owning a companion animal

Start Your Own Animal-Assisted Program

  • Animal qualifications and characteristics
  • Preparing and caring for the animal
  • When the animal shows signs of stress and agitation
  • Organizations and resources for starting your animal-assisted program

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 274

Comments

NADINE L

"first experience with digital and I got through it! good material"

CHRISTINE H

"Greatly enjoyed this high quality training."

Vallori H

"I have rarely found a CE program as well-done and valuable as this one!! I have rarely (if ever) given a presentation as consistently high marks as this one. I would have loved to have seen a short video of some actual animal assisted intervention. Other than that, this presentation exceeded my ex"

Bob R

"Excellent topic and presentation."

Elizabeth Z

"This was a great combination of historical/theoretical information and practical information like writing goals in treatment plans and ethical/legal considerations. Very well presented and organized - easy to understand. "

Lori R

"Excellent seminar!"

Amy S

"I learned more than I had thought I would. Presenter was very comprehensive and gave detailed information in a format that kept my attention and focus. "

Michele V

"I have thought about using an animal in psychotherapy for many years, but did not know where to start. This training has motivated me and given me a great deal of direction. Thank you for offering this. I will be recommending it to others!"

Susan Johns S

"There was a tremendous richness in this coursework. I got more out of it than I expected going in."

SM P

"I enjoyed the seminar. Got kicked off 4 or 5 times but not for long. Big improvement in this webinar. Great topic and very qualified speaker."

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