Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

  • 2

    Defining Animal-Assisted Therapy

    • What is Animal-Assisted Therapy?

    • Dogs Helping Humans Heal

    • Reading Material: Defining Animal-Assisted Therapy

    • Printable Resource: Types of Support Animals

    • Homework: Practice Discussing Animal-Assisted Therapy

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    The Human-Animal Bond

    • The Human Animal Bond Overview

    • Reading Material: The Human Animal Bond

    • The Human Animal Bond--Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future

    • Homework: Culture & the Human-Animal Bond

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    The Art & Science of Animal-Assisted Therapy

    • The Art & Science of Animal-Assisted Therapy

    • Reading Material: Analysis

    • Homework: Envisioning Your Animal-Assisted Therapy

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Theory or Technique?

    • Counseling Theory vs. Techniques

    • Theoretical Orientation

    • Reading Material: Integrating with Counseling Theory

    • Homework: Adapting AAT to Your Theory

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Final Thoughts

    • Wrap Up

    • Course Survey

    • Supplemental Reading and Citations

    • Feedback for Future Learners