Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PDS 526 - Exploration, Principles, and Ethics of Animal Assisted Interventions and Anthrozoology

This course will provide an overview of Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI). Topics include history, theories, research, terminology, safety and ethics, and the practice and differentiation between several forms of AAI. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the human-animal bond as part of AAI for clients and practitioners. This course also focuses on the role of animals in human lives. This course provides the necessary foundation for understanding animal assisted activities and therapies in improving the lives of humans. Students will gain an understanding of the various roles animals play in counseling and education, and the clear legal and ethical boundaries and differentiation between educational and mental health practitioners of AAI.

Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Professional Development

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