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Free CEU: Incorporating the Human-Animal Bond in Practice
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We are kicking off the NASW Ohio Human-Animal Bond working group with an in-person networking and free CEU opportunity! Join social workers, counselors, and other professionals interested in learning about incorporating the human-animal bond into their work.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/23/2017
When: August 23, 2017
Where: PBJ Connections Inc
9734 Jug Street Rd NW
Pataskala, Ohio  43062
United States
Contact: Colleen Dempsey
(740) 924-7543

Online registration is available until: 8/23/2017
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5:00 - 5:30 PM: Networking and farm tour

5:30 - 6:30 PM: The Human-Animal Bond in Practice (1 CEU for counselors and social workers)

6:30 - 7:00 PM: Overview of the emerging NASW Human-Animal Bond workgroup and more networking opportunities



About the Presenters:


Dr. Hoy-Gerlach has extensive experience as a social work practitioner in the public mental health service system, and is an avid advocate for the inclusion of human-animal interaction considerations within social work practice. Her current research is focused on: benefits of the human-animal bond; facilitators of mental health recovery among individuals living with mental illness; and the use of qualitative research to inform intervention research.  She is on the board of the Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS), where she developed and supervises MSW internship placements that facilitate benefits of human-animal interaction. She helped develop the TAHS Hope and Recovery Pet Program (HARP), which places shelter animals as Emotional Support Animals (ESAs); this is one of the only such programs in the United States.  Dr. Hoy-Gerlach is the co-author of a 

Human–Animal Interactions: A Social Work Guide published by NASW press in 2017.


Aviva Vincent, MSW.  (Bio coming soon)

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