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C is for Canine:
Animal assisted therapy

Our connection to the animals around us has been part of our evolution for thousands of years, and for very many people this connection is an integral part of what supports their good mental health. This is an expanding and exciting area of therapy work with a range of possibility far beyond reading to dogs in schools and the obvious benefits of stroking those velvety soft ears!

Blending underpinning theory with interactive, relaxed learning, wherever your current level of understanding and experience this day is designed to give you a deeper insight into what it’s like to work with a canine co-therapist - the challenges, the creative possibilities, the connections and the enormous fun.

Course Details

 

During the day we will:

· Have fun learning with a real therapy dog for the day

· Discuss the different terms describing therapeutic interventions with dogs

· Explore possible applications of working with dogs in therapy

· Learn about the basic principles of working therapeutically with dogs

· Understand the vital role of specialist training, risk assessment and modelling

· Experience the ‘split attention’ of having a dog in the room when working

· Devise potential Animal Assisted Therapy interventions

· Have an opportunity to ask questions and chat to others interested in working with therapy dogs

Eligibility:

Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others.


How to apply:


Simply sign up by emailing your name, contact telephone number and email address, and title of the talk you wish to attend to admissions@ironmill.co.uk

Final Application Date:

The deadline for applications is 2 weeks before the start of the course. A decision will be made on whether the course will run, based on confirmed and accepted places, 2 weeks before the start date of the course. Any applications received after the 2 week deadline will only be processed at the discretion of the Programmes Lead.



 

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