Due to COVID-19 and the extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves, with regret we have had to cancel the live intensive training event in Clayton on September 18-20, 2020. Enrollment in this event will indicate September 18-20, 2020, but we will transfer your attendance to future dates.
Spring 2021 Live-Intensive training is currently TBD.
In this experiential course at a Therapy Farm, you will interact with AAT Instructors and various Farm Animals/Therapy Animals to learn about Animal Assisted Therapy and various Animal Assisted Interventions. Your Instructors will provide you with some of the foundational principles of Animal Assisted Therapy through presentations and handouts. In addition, your instructors will demonstrate Animal Assisted Interventions with various farm animals. You will then have an opportunity to practice and apply your knowledge in a live setting with the farm animals, receiving feedback and processing the experience. You will also have the opportunity to network with other professionals as you complete team-based case study activities. Our experiential intensives provide valuable tools to utilize as part of your training to become an Animal Assisted Therapy Interventionist (ATT-I). The 70-acre farm setting is an animal refuge that provides an opportunity to learn AAT in a relaxed and natural setting.