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The AAT-I Level 1 International Program is a series of 7 online courses (listed below). The AAT-I Level 1 program is designed for licensed/certified professionals to learn how to utilize Animal-Assisted Interventions ethically and intentionally per the American Counseling Association’s AAT-C Competency Requirements. This program is developed by an instructor with a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, as well as a practicing Animal-Assisted Therapist with several years of experience. The program content has been reviewed by an advisory board of relevant professionals (e.g. LPC’s, LCSW’s) to ensure quality and relevance to a breadth of professionals seeking AAT certification and/or CEU’s. Your instructors believe in the evidence-based healing power of the human-animal bond. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA, 2018), “The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.” This program teaches you how to be co-therapists in a triadic relationship with animals in a variety of settings to accelerate growth and transformation via the mind, body, spirit connection.
Full List of Courses Included:
Online Self-Study Courses (Non-Interactive)
Online Courses Requirements:
1. Forum Posts: You will be required to make some forum posts for the course.
2. You will be required to complete writing assignments with the required reading in order to demonstrate understanding of the material.
3. The following required reading material is not provided to you with the purchase of the course.
This reading material can be purchased on www.amazon.com (Just type in the title and/or author of the book)
Contact Hours for All of the Eight Courses, Included in the Full AAT-I Level 1 Program, Combined:
This course consists of 64 contact hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Approval renewal date: 9/19
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 64 contact hours. Approval renewal date: 4/30/19
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC 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-0048. Approval renewal date: 2/29/2020
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by the Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 3051. Expiration date: 8/31/19. This course is approved for 64 hours.
Marriage and Family Therapists:
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by the Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Marriage And Family Therapists. Provider #: 1128. Expiration date: 8/31/19. This course is approved for 64 hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, #1609, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2018 – 05/02/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 64 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC 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-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/29/2020
This course qualifies for 3840 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Dr. Christina Strayer, Ed.D, LPCS, AAT, CCTP, DCC, RYT-200
You can view the instructors’ full profiles by clicking here.
Hold an approved license or certification. Click here to view the full list of approved clinician types.
Complete the entire AAT-I Level 1 program, which includes the following courses:
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
The Telehealth Certification Institute is glad to make reasonable effort to accommodate students with disabilities access to its courses. If you need support in accessing any of our courses, please contact us at least two weeks prior to your course date and inform us of your needs.
You have thirty days from the time of purchase to cancel your order and receive a full refund.
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This course is only intended for professionals with a license or certification in their respective profession. You can view the professional types that qualify to receive the Animal Assisted Therapy Interventionist Credential (AAT-I) by clicking here.
Teaching methods for the online courses include recorded lectures, videos, text readings, assignments, multiple choice quizzes, and online discussion.
You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.