Organizing a Pet Facilitated Therapy Program
NCCAP approved – 9 Continuing Education Hours
Program # 00020
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book on line “Pets in Therapy:Animal Assisted Activities in Health Care Facilities” by Abdil and Juppe and take the provided post test.
You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, a copy of your scanned certificate will be e-mailed to you with a hard copy mailed.
Course Content: This program introduces the importance and value of pets and the elderly. The program reviews all the basics needed to introduce an organized pet facilitated therapy program in long term care settings. Information to consider prior to organizing the program, systems to introduce for the program and means to manage the program are discussed. A variety of resources and specific forms are offered to assist in program development and management.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Introduction and Overview of Pet Facilitated Therapy
The Use of Plus Animals
Therapeutic Use of dogs
Start up Policies
Therapeutic Use of Cats, Rabbits, Fish and farm animals
Health and Safety Factors
Death of a Pet
Check out the article on the Activity Professional’s Notebook Pet Facilitated Therapy in Long Term Care 5 + 5
Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 10, 17, 19, 21
NCCAP # 32919-19 NT