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Ad Title: Oakland University Conference Animal Assisted Interventino
Location: Human Health Building - Oakland University
Post Date: 06/27/17
Email: johnson2@oakland.edu
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Oakland University’s Center for Human Animal Interventions (AAI) is hosting its 2nd Annual Conference on Animal Assisted Interventions entitled Creating a Competent, Compassionate, Cross-disciplinary Future to help current and future practitioners who want to incorporate animal assisted interventions into their practices. CEUs are pending for teachers, social workers, counselors, occupational therapists and nurses.

This conference runs August 10 and 11, 2017 on the campus of Oakland University. Attendees will hear about a variety of topics including case studies of practitioners in a variety of settings, competencies and laws related to AAIs, the link between domestic violence and animal abuse and ensuring optimal animal welfare in practice.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Maya Gupta, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist whose research has focused on applying the knowledge of the link between domestic violence and animal abuse to increase safety for human and animal victims of violence. She contracts for animal welfare organizations on program evaluation, serves as a consultant for research projects on human-animal interaction and provides expert witness services for animal cruelty cases.

A three hour workshop on dog training and behavior related to AAIs will be conducted by CJ Bentley, Animal Behavior Consultant and former Executive Director and member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She has been a canine trainer and behavior consultant for over 20 years and has been the radio and TV spokesperson for the Michigan Humane Society. She is on the APDT nominations committee and is a regular contributor to MichigAnimals Magazine. Her past publications include trainer’s tips published in the Chronicle of the Dog.

Registration will be available starting May 1 and an early bird discount will be offered through July 30, 2017. Student and faculty rates are available. CEUs available.
For more information about the conference, contact johnson2@oakland.edu or jecepni2@oakland.edu or visit oakland.edu/animalassistedtherapy.

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