Primer: Prescribing Service Dogs or Emotional Support Animals
|Time||00:00 - 00:01|
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|Non-member Cost||$50.00 CAD|
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This workshop will be most useful for clinicians who have clients that ask them to ‘write a prescription’ for a service dog or an emotional support animal and those who wish to suggest this route to clients. This workshop will address the basic concepts of service, emotional support and therapeutic animals and the considerations that should be taken prior to providing any recommendations or documentation to clients.
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Kristine Aanderson is a Registered Psychologist and founder of I Listen Counselling Psychology. She was the co-chair of the Federal Government Committee for creating the Standards for Service Dogs in Canada. In 2018 she teamed up with Wounded Warriors Canada to write the Aanderson Prescriber Guidelines for Service Dogs and presented these guidelines at the CHMA conference in Toronto in 2019. She was the project manager for the Alberta Government’s Service Dog Testing Pilot program and served on the committees developing service dog standards for organizations such as the Albertans with Disabilities Forum. She has also consulted with a number of accredited service dog schools to help develop their programming for clients with psychological injuries.
The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for six (1.0) hours of CE Credit. Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.
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Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office. Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.