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


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   40
Category:
Animal Assisted Therapy |  Client Engagement |  Stress Reduction |  Therapeutic Modalities |  Children and Adolescents
Trainer:
Day Cummings, LCSW, RN
Course Levels:
Beginning
Duration:
1.5 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 05, 2020



Description

Course Format

Recorded webinar.


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.

Original Date of Recording: 06/05/2020

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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.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 1.75


NYSED LMHC CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 1.75


NYSED LMFT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 1.75


NYSED LCAT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 1.75


NYSED PSY CEs/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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 1.75


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 1.5 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Handouts

Trainer

Day Cummings, LCSW, RN's Profile

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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.


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Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

-  After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

- The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon verification of completion of all course requirements listed above. Certificates may be downloaded,printed, or left in your account.

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