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Exploring Animal Assisted Therapy: A Visit to Lovingway Farm (3 CEs)
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Exploring Animal Assisted Therapy: A Visit to Lovingway Farm (3 CEs)

Join us and the NASW Human Animal bond group for a visit to the Lovingway Family Farm to explore Animal Assisted Therapy.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/11/2019
When: May 11, 2019
1-4 pm
Where: Lovingway Family Farm
11774 Quigley Rd
Dexter, Michigan  48130
United States
Contact: Laura Sanders
734-662-3509


Online registration is available until: 5/9/2019
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In partnership with the NASW Human Animal Bond work group, join us for a visit to Lovingway Fmaily Farm in Dexter, MI.

 

Network with other social workers interested in Animal Human Bond, explore the partnership of farm animals in furthering the therapeutic goal of families and youth, and engage in discussion of the Lovingway Family Farm model that has been providing animal assisted therapy for the last 4 years. 

 

 

About the intructors:


Laura Sanders,LMSW, ACSW

With a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Laura Sanders has been an adjunct instructor in U of M’s graduate program for 22 years and a therapist in the Ann Arbor area for 30 years. She provides private therapy, consultation and training, supervision, etc. in the areas of sexual abuse, trauma, attachment and adoption, relational and behavioral problems, and culturally sensitive adaptations of methods to diversity based age,,race, gender, immigrant status, etc.  Most recently she has extended her practice to her own farm setting, where she partners with horses and a variety of farm animals to promote growth and well-being in her clients.  Laura’s presentation style is dynamic, including case examples, and experiential activities that invite participation.  

 

Romero Martinez, ESMHL

is a PATH-certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.  He is from Mexico, a co-founder of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights and is Laura's spouse and the farm manager for the Lovingway Family Farm.  He is an adept animal handler and brings a unique perspective to the work based on his experiences as an immigrant man. Ramiro has been the farm manager since it's inception and a PATH certified Equine Specialis in Mental Health and Learning for the past 4 years.

This event is $30.00 for NASW members; $45.00 for future members.

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