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Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Wellness

By Eileen Bona

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Abstract
  • This is a certification process in Alberta Canada that qualifies people to work with animals to help people in need.
  • Certification is granted for two types of helping professionals as indicated below:
  • Animal Assisted Therapist - Master’s level helping professionals. This includes mental health therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and anyone else who holds a Master’s level degree in their helping profession. Candidate must be 21 years of age or older at the time the certificate is granted.

 

  • Animal Assisted Wellness Practitioner - Undergraduate level helping professionals. This includes Child and Youth Care Counsellors, Rehabilitation Practitioners, Addictions Counsellors, Educators and anyone else who holds a Bachelor’s level degree in the helping professions. Candidate must be 21 years of age or older at the time the certificate is granted.

 

Translated Title Certification in Animal Assisted therapy and Wellness
Location Ardrossan, Alberta
Language English
Program Name Certificiation in Animal Assisted Therapy and Wellness
Institution Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Ltd.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Eileen Bona (2016), "Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Wellness," http://habricentral.org/resources/56538.

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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal consciousness
  4. Animal health and hygiene
  5. Animal housing
  6. Animal roles
  7. Animal welfare
  8. Assisted living facilities
  9. Cats
  10. Certification
  11. courses
  12. Dogs
  13. Equine facilitated counselling (EFC)
  14. Farms
  15. Health
  16. Horses
  17. Long-term care facilities
  18. Mammals
  19. Mental health and well-being
  20. Nature
  21. Pets and companion animals
  22. Physical environment
  23. Rodents
  24. Social Environments
  25. Working animals