Dr Rise VanFleet - Animal Assisted Play Therapy case studies and Q&A
About the presenter:
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC, CAEBI, is a licensed psychologist, registered play therapist supervisor, certified dog behavior consultant, and certified animal ethology and behavior instructor. She is based in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania (USA). With her UK colleague, Tracie Faa-Thompson, she co-created the field of Animal Assisted Play Therapy and together they wrote the Maxwell Award-winning book of the same name. She has authored other books, including The Human Half of Dog Training, written for trainers to help them work with human clients, including children, collaboratively. She has over 45 years of experience working with children and families, including working with children with family dog bites, humane education for children, dog behavior work in family homes, and helping children and adults of all ages through AAPT. AAPT is known for its focus on relationships while ensuring dog and other animal well-being at all times.
About the Presentation:
Dr Risë VanFleet will discuss some of her experiences with families and children in helping them learn to build healthy, safe, and reciprocal relationships with dogs.