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Attending this conference will provide the skills and information necessary to prepare yourself, your practice, and your dog to practice safely, ethically, and with a thorough understanding of intervention techniques to utilize with a variety of population types.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/17/2019
When: August 17th - 18th and 24th - 25th
9am-5pm both weekends both days
Where: Arbor Circle
1115 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49507
United States
Contact: Kelsey DiPirro
616-459-7215 x1050


Online registration is available until: 8/10/2019
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Overview

The benefits of dogs in the therapeutic setting is well acknowledged and respected, but little is known about how to incorporate and train your dog to be the perfect co-therapist that will positively benefit your clients. The risks and unknowns associated with canine assisted therapy often cause agencies and clinicians to shy away from this practice, and finding comprehensive information about how to incorporate these programs can be difficult. Attending this conference will provide the skills and information necessary to prepare yourself, your practice, and your dog to practice safely, ethically, and with a thorough understanding of intervention techniques to utilize with a variety of population types.

Goals

  1. Clinicians will leave this conference with information about how to market, build, study, and maintain animal assisted therapy programs. They will understand the ethics and skill set necessary to pair animal assisted social work with evidence based practice to meet client needs and improve clinical outcomes.
  2. Identified therapy dogs will leave this conference with certification necessary to participate in the therapeutic setting as a canine co-therapist. They will be evaluated by a profession trainer after critical information about training, behaviorism, and risk reduction is shared in the classroom setting

Specifications:

Attendees of this training should be fully licensed clinicians interested in and passionate about the benefits of incorporating certified therapy dogs into the clinical setting. Completion of this conference will include 20 CEU credits for attendees, certification of their therapy animal, and addition to the NASW database of animal assisted social worker experts in the state. CEUs will include 2 ethics/pain management; 1 substance specific.

Exceptions:

Having a therapy dog is not necessary for this training, but highly recommended. Topics regarding how to choose or adopt a potential therapy dog, and how to evaluate whether or not your pet would be suitable to animal assisted social work will be discussed at length by a professional trainer and animal behaviorist. The cost of the testing is included in the conference fee, however registration following the passing of the test is the responsibility of the owner.

CEs:

Completion of this conference will include 20 CEU credits for attendees, certification of their therapy animal, and addition to the NASW database of animal assisted social worker experts in the state. CEUs are inclusive of 2 ethics CEs, 2 pain CEs; 1 substance specific.

Registration:

This conference provides for certification for both clinician and canine partner. Please note that dogs will not be allowed on site outside of testing which occurs on Sunday, August 25 from 1:30 pm until conference close. Having a dog to certify is not a requirement to attend this conference. Clinicians who plan to bring dogs to this conference should be prepared to provide the following veterinary records on the first day of the conference. If the appropriate records are not provided before conference close on August 17, the dog will not be allowed to attend the event; refunds will not be provided under these circumstances.

 

1.  Do you agree to provide the following records on August 17, 2019?


Pet Name:__________________                                     Veterinary Hospital:________________

 

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

___  DHPP (Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus-Parainfluenza)

___  Leptospirosis

___  Bordetella (kennel cough)

___  Canine Influenza ( H3N2 and H3N8)

___  Rabies (16 weeks of age)

Vaccinations must be administered by a veterinarian at least 2 weeks before your pet is provided with our services.

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

___ Negative Fecal with Giardia Testing
___ Negative Heartworm Test

REQUIRED PREVENTIONS

___ Heartworm

___ Flea and Tick

 

Please provide a receipt showing proof of purchase naming the product..

AGE REQUIREMENTS

___  Must be 12 weeks or older

___  Spay or neuter by 6 months of age

 

-Yes

-No

-Not bringing a dog

 

2. In order to become certified, your dog will need to pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) test. Following a completed test, the Evaluator will provide you with a completed form indicating PASS or FAIL. To obtain CGC/CGCA recognition, the clinician will be responsible for sending in these forms with appropriate payment to the AKC. Conference registration does not include AKC payment.   For more information on this, please visit: https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/

The following is a summary of items that are listed on both tests.

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

 

Test 2: Sitting politely for petting

This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to touch it while it is out with its handler.

 

Test 3: Appearance and grooming

This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.

 

Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

This test demonstrates that the handler is in control of the dog. The dog may be on either side of the handler.

 

Test 5: Walking through a crowd

This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three).

 

Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place

This test demonstrates that the dog has training, will respond to the handler’s commands to sit and down and will remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers). The dog must do sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay.

 

Test 7: Coming when called

This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.

 

Test 8: Reaction to another dog

This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet. The dogs should show no more than casual interest in each other. Neither dog should go to the other dog or its handler.

 

Test 9: Reaction to distraction

This test demonstrates that the dog is confident at all times when faced with common distracting situations. The evaluator will select and present two distractions.

 

Test 10: Supervised separation

This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners.

 

Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control while the owner:

  • sits at the registration table and fills out paperwork, or,
  • if the test is done in the community, dog waits while the owner sits and has a snack or visits with another person (e.g., at a park)

Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring) — does not pull.

  • left turn
  • right turn
  • stop
  • fast and slow pace

Walks on loose leash through a crowd:

  • at a show or in class, this item is tested in a real crowd, not in a ring
  • in the community, dog walks on sidewalk, through a crowd at a community fair, park, on a trail, through a busy hallway, etc.
  • Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull.
  • This item may be tested along with #3 if there are dogs in the crowd, etc.
  • at a show or class, dog walks by dogs waiting in the crowd–dogs 2 ft. apart
  • in the community, dog walks by other dogs on a trail, sidewalk, in a hallway, etc.

Sit — stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).

  • Owners and dogs are in an informal circle/square while owners have a conversation.
  • Dogs are all on the owner’s left side, on leash; 3 ft. apart. (At least 30 seconds)

Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.

  • “May I pet your dog?” (Item is placed on floor/ground before the person pets the dog)

“Leave it.” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”

  • This can be food placed by the evaluator on the floor or ground in a food dish with a wire cover as in Rally.

Down or sit stay — distance (owner’s choice).

  • Dog is on 20–ft line, owner walks away with back to dog, picks up an item (e.g., backpack, training bag, clipboard, folder etc.) placed on the floor/chair/ground by the evaluator and returns to the dog.

Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20–ft. **(off center) and calls dog.

  • Dog is on the 20–ft. line from #8 above.

 

Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog through door when ready.

Owner may also choose to:

  • send the dog through first and have the dog wait for the owner, or
  • the owner may choose to have the dog go through the doorway at the owner’s side.
  • Whichever method is used, the dog must not pull the owner and must be under good control. Think of the handler having the leash in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.
  • Doorway or gate can be real or simulated with ring gates, two chairs, or a natural passageway (e.g., entrance to trail) in the community.

 

-I agree and understand the above listed information about testing requirements and AKC payment after testing.

-I do not agree/understand the above listed information

-I do not plan to bring a dog to the conference

 

3. At any time during this conference, identified trainers or NASW staff reserves the right to dismiss the dog from the conference if behavioral issues or risk of harm is evident or likely. Dismissal from this conference due to the above listed concerns will not result in a refund. Further, attendees of this conference release from liability, NASW, Arbor Circle, and conference trainers.

  • I agree
  • I do not agree
  • I do not plan to bring a dog

Schedule

I.Saturday, August 17, 2019

9-10 AM Housekeeping

10am- 12pm Keynote:

Development and Implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy Programs: Kelsey Di Pirro

·       Theory

·       Evidence Based Practice

·       Advocacy within Agency

12- 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30 pm:

·       Humane education (Amanda)

·       Positive Reinforcement Clicker Training (Mary)

·       Death and Dying (Kelsey)

2:40-3:40 pm:

·       Positive Reinforcement Clicker Training (Mary)

·       Humane Education (Amanda)

·       Death and Dying (Kelsey)

3:50-4:50 pm:

·       Death and Dying (Kelsey)

·       Humane Education (Amanda)

·       Positive Reinforcement Clicker Training (Mary)

  II.         Sunday, August 18, 2019

9- 10 AM Housekeeping

10- 12pm Keynote:

Documenting the Evidence and Utilization of Canine Assisted Programs: Amanda Nowak

·       Intake

·       Treatment Planning

·       Discharge Plans

·       Progress Notes

·       Audits

            12- 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own

            1:30- 2:30 pm:

·       Children and Adolescents (Amanda)

·       SUD (Kelsey)

·       Groups (Mary)

            2:40- 3:40 pm:

·       Substance Use (Kelsey)

·       Children (Amanda)

·       Groups (Mary)

            3:50- 4:50 pm:

·       Groups (Mary)

·       Children (Amanda)

·       SUD (Kelsey)

III.    Saturday, August 24, 2019

            9- 10am Housekeeping

            10am - 12 pm Keynote:

                        Ethical Canine Assisted Practice

·       Is your dog ready to go to work?

·       Emergency Planning

            12- 1:30 pm Lunch on your own

            1:30-2:30 pm:

·       The Link

·       Trauma

·       Offenders

            2:40- 3:40 pm:

·       Trauma

·       The Link

·       Offenders

            3:50- 4:50 pm:

·       Trauma

·       The Link

·       Offenders

IV.    Sunday, August 25, 2019

9-10 AM Housekeeping

10am - 12 pm Keynote:

                        Animal Behavior and its Implications for Clinical Practice- Janet Di Pirro

12- 1:30 pm Lunch on your own

1:30- 3 pm: Canine Good Citizen Testing

3:10- 4:40 pm: Canine Good Citizen Advanced Testing

4:50- 5 pm: Wrap up

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