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Animal Assisted Therapy: The Best Therapist Has Four Legs and Fur


Credit Available - See Credits - CEUs tab below.

Category:
Animal Assisted Therapy |  Client Engagement |  Stress Reduction |  Therapeutic Modalities |  Children and Adolescents
Trainer:
Day Cummings
Course Levels:
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
Duration:
2 hours


Tag: Webinar Short


Description

This workshop will review the history of incorporating animals in a variety of therapeutic settings with children, adolescents and adults. The participant will gain knowledge in the advantages of having an animal present and the therapeutic benefits for the client and social worker. A review of organizations that offer training and collaboration will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the history of animal assisted therapy.
  2. Identify the various clinical uses of animals in therapeutic situations.
  3. List the advantages and disadvantages of using animals in the clinical setting.
  4. Identify various organizations that provide training for animals and owners for preparation as a therapy animal.

Research:  Pet Partners provides a summary of the benefits of the human animal bond that includes a list of scholarly references.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Completion Requirements Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Credits - CEUs

Participation Codes This workshops requires individuals to record participation codes provided throughout the presentation. Participation codes are submitted when the workshop is over to demonstrate full participation during the training. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly to pass. 
Completion Requirements Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 2


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 2


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 2


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 2


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 2 hours for Pending Approval



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Trainer

Day Cummings's Profile

Day Cummings Related seminars and products:

LCSW, RN


Day Cummings, LCSW, RN, is in private practice in Hamburg New York, and has extensive experience working with children and families coping with grief and loss. She entered the field of social work after being a registered professional nurse for 25 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. While working as a nurse she was driven to begin working in the field of bereavement, Day began a support group for women who had lost their mother’s as children which led to a career move into social work. While attending graduate school at UB, she took her desire to work in the area of bereavement one-step further and founded Circle of Daughters Inc., a non-profit organization that offers support services and individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults who have experienced a loss. Today, along with her dog Isabella, she serves a variety of individuals and families with loss related issues. Day previously worked at the Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center in Buffalo as a therapist with sexually abused children and severely physically abused children. She also works as part-time faculty at the UB School of Social Work as well as a group facilitator with Stone’s Buddies at Oishei Children’s Hospital. In 2015, NASW NYS recognized her as Social Worker of the Year.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

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