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AAT Dissertation Study - 2nd Call for Participants

  1. Leslie Stewart

    Dear Colleagues,
    I am Leslie Stewart, a doctoral candidate in Georgia State University’s Counselor Education and Practice Program. I would like to invite you to participate in my dissertation study. The purpose of the study is to

    investigate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of competent practitioners of Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C). We are seeking experts in the area of AAT-C to participate. For the purposes of this investigation, as expert in AAT-C is defined as the following: 1) Licensed as a professional counselor, psychologist, or clinical social worker,

    with a minimum of 3 years of post-degree experience in clinical practice; 2) History of registration with a recognized therapy animal organization, with a

    minimum of 1 year of experience as an AAT-C practitioner; And at least one (1) of the following: A) Currently practicing counseling with a registered therapy animal; B) History of offering AAT-C specific consultation services or clinical supervision; C) Evidence of leadership in the area of AAT-C (e.g., professional presentations or publications on AAT-C, leadership positions within AAT organizations); D) Instructed (or designed curriculum for) formal AAT coursework for counseling students.
    Participation will require no more than 2 hours of your time. If you

    decide to participate, you will complete a demographic form about yourself, your education/training, clinical practice, and other relevant experience. You will also be asked to complete a structured electronic

    questionnaire. If interested in participating, please email me directly atlstewart5@….
    You may access the survey by clicking this link: https://gsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b9R7JVA5vdL4QjX
    Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the future! Please feel free to forward this recruitment information to any other professionals that may be interested. Sincerely, Leslie Stewart, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
    Doctoral Candidate
    Counselor Education and Practice
    Georgia State University
    Department of Counseling and Psychological Services

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