The California Association for Play Therapy Presents
Playful Paws: Ethically incorporating animals into play therapy
Jodi Smith LCSW, RPT-S, CAAPT-I
Saturday, 11/5/22 – 9:00am-4:30pm PST
6 CEs In Person
Location: San Diego Humane Society
Loomis Auditorium, 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, CA 92110
You are required to read and consent to the COVID waiver at the bottom of this page.
Interest in incorporating animals into play therapy is growing. The power for the human-animal bond can be a supplement to your practice. However, when bringing a sentinet being into the office, training and competence is essential. This workshop will provide an overview of the benefits and limitations as well as the competencies needed for including animals in play therapy.
Jodi Smith, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, CAAPT-I, has been working with children, teens, and their families in various capacities for over 25 years, specializing in play therapy and AAT. Jodi is certified in AAPT through the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy. Of Jodi’s two play therapy dogs, one is registered with Pet Partners and Certified with HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response.
- After the session, participants will be able to identify the benefits of involving animals in play therapy.
- After the session, participants will be able to list 3-5 goals for treatment utilizing Animals in Play Therapy.
- After the session, participants will be able to describe 3 play therapy techniques incorporating animals.
- After the session, participants will be able to discuss risk management considerations specific to incorporating animals into play therapy.
- After the session, participants will be able to list 3 areas of competency needed for including animals in play therapy.
- After the session, participants will be able to discuss the value of the human-animal bond and how it can enhance play therapy practice.
- 9:00 am Introduction and Overview
- 9:15 am Meet Play Therapy dog Daltrey
- 9:30 am History of Animal Assisted interventions
- 10:45 am Break
- 11:00 am Difference between AAI/AAT/AAPT; Various AAT Applications, Benefits of AAI
- 11:10 am Human-Animal Bond
- 11:30 am Lunch
- 12:30 pm Different species in AAT
- 12:45 pm ETHICS (competencies, animal welfare…)
- 1:45 pm Break
- 2:00 pm Play Therapy Goal Areas/Therapeutic Powers of Play & Applications (Techniques)//Demos & Experiential activities
- 3:45 pm Risk management considerations
- 4:00 pm Wrap up & Next steps
- 4:15 pm Q &A
Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit per day for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.
Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.
Instructional Level: Introductory
Cancellations & Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training to receive a refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline, however, registration may be transferred to another individual. There are no price breaks for partial attendance.
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