IT’S A ZOO IN HERE: Animals in Mental Health
May 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm$95.00
Sasha Lambert, Ph.D.
Examine relevant research demonstrating the impact of both companion and working animals on mental health for differing conditions and populations
Describe the history of animals working in mental health care, including an examination of how roles, policies, and legal requirements have evolved over time
Define and distinguish Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals with particular emphasis on current state and federal guidelines and laws
Discuss the mental health professional’s role in assisting patients with obtaining an emotional support or service animal, including current models for evaluation and potential pitfalls
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Login
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Review research demonstrating the impact of companion and working animals on different mental health conditions and across the lifespan
Examine current and historical areas in which animals have been used in mental health
Describe how problems and successes have shaped roles, policies, and legal requirements over time
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break
10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Examine current definitions associated with both companion and service animals in mental health using current state and federal guidelines and laws
Discuss the mental health professional’s role in assisting patients with obtaining an emotional support or service animal
Review current models for evaluation and potential ethical concerns
12:45 p.m. Adjournment
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