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Animal assisted therapy is a beneficial way for counselors to treat patients – from young children at school, to older adults in assisted-living, to veterans recovering from PTSD.

Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling Certificate

This 3-course certificate program provides specialized training and supervised practice in the discipline of Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling and meets the American Counseling Association adopted Standards of Practice (2017) for the field.

CONTENT STRUCTURE

  • Mix of distance learning, hybrid, and multi-day intensives
  • Community-based site visit
  • 9 credit hours (135 clock hours / 13.5 CEUs)
 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Leads to qualification in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling 
 
 
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Licensed, license-eligible, registered interns, and provisionally licensed mental health professionals
    • Psychologists
    • Clinical Mental Health Counselors
    • Clinical Social Workers
    • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Credentialed school counseling professionals
  • Life & Professional Coaches with a master’s degree in a human service or education field and national accreditation