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The History of AAT and AAT Principles, Online Self-Study

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Online Self-Study
4

Description

In this course you will learn about the many facets of the human-animal bond, including the Biophilia hypothesis as well as the physiological and neurological impact of human-animal interactions.  In addition, this course will cover the history and evolution of Animal Assisted Therapy, including some of the leading figures that have influenced and shaped its development and practice.  

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.

Requirements

1. Forum Posts: You will be required to make some forum posts for the course.

2. You will be required to complete writing assignments with the required reading in order to demonstrate understanding of the material.

3. The following required reading material is not provided to you with the purchase of the course. 

  • Fine, A.H. (2010). Animal Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice-Fourth Edition. London, UK.
  • Levinson, B.M. and Mallon, G.P. (1997). Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy. Charles C Thomas Publishing, Springfield, IL.
  • Parish-Plass, N. (2013).  Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy Theory, Issues and Practice.  Purdue University.

This reading material can be purchased on www.amazon.com (Just type in title and/or author of the book)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the human-animal bond and its importance in AATC
  • Define the Human Animal Bond
  • Describe a brief history of the Animal Assisted Therapy field
  • Explain the rationale for Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI), Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and
  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Report on the available research on the Human Animal Bond
  • Describe the current Animal Assisted Therapy/terminology
  • Describe the theoretical framework/Biophilia hypothesis for Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Describe the effect of the Human Animal Bond in human interaction

This course is Course 1 of the AAT-I Program.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.

Instructor(s)

Dr. Christina Strayer, Ed.D, LCMHC, AAT-I, CCTP, THTC, CYT-200

Assistant instructor:

Sarah Jones, LCMHC

You can view the instructors’ full profiles by clicking here.

CE Hours

Credit Hours:  This course offers 4 credit hours

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 4 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 240 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

How to Complete the Course and Earn Your CEs

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the requirements, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

How to obtain the AAT-I Credential

Hold an approved license or certification. Click here to view the full list of approved clinician types.

Complete the entire AAT-I program, which includes the following 8 courses:

  • The History of ATT and ATT Principles, 4 CE hours
  • AAT Competencies and Multicultural Considerations, 7 CE hours
  • Animals as Co-Therapists: Selection, Behavioral, and Training Considerations, 2 CE hours
  • Introduction to Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, 13 CE hours
  • Animals as Co-Therapists: Blending Animal Interventions with a Range of Professional Theoretical Orientations, 11 CE hours
  • Animals as Co-Therapists: Exploring Animal Assisted Interventions Across Professions, Settings, and Populations, 17 CE hours
  • Developing Treatment Plans and Tracking Outcomes, 10 CE hours
  • Weekend Intensive (Onsite in NC), 21 CE Hours

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

This course includes closed captioning.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

Click here to view our Grievance Policy. 

Who should attend

This course is only intended for professionals with a license or certification in their respective profession.  You can view the professional types that qualify to receive the Animal Assisted Therapy Interventionist Credential (AAT-I) by clicking here.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods for the course include recorded lectures, videos, text readings, assignments, and online discussion.

This course was updated October 5, 2021

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