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Online Webinar: Psychiatric Service Dogs – Healing Companions

June 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Psychiatric service dogs and their extraordinary power to transform lives

One in four Americans suffers from mental illness – yet less than a third of those people will receive treatment, often due to financial barriers and the stigma around mental health. The expansive need and demand for psychiatric service dogs exceeds the organizations, individuals adequately trained and knowledgeable in this specialized field. Join Jane Miller, owner of Healing Companions in this webinar designed to educate dog trainers, mental health professionals and everyone impacted by mental illness in navigating the complicated world of psychiatric service dogs.

You will learn:

  • What is a psychiatric service dog?
  • A psychiatric service dog in training?
  •  A therapy dog? An ESA?
  • PSD, SDIT, ADA, Assistance Dogs & Service Dogs vs. Therapy Dogs (Glossary of Terms provided as Handout)
  • Discussion about ADA and conditions that apply for someone being qualified for a PSD
  • Navigate through the complexities of the laws, terminology and extensive misinformation presented in the media
  • Examples and discussion of options and possibilities of specific tasks based on the individuals needs
    Stories and client will share the benefits and pros and cons
  • Additional discussion that includes costs, care, addition of PSD to family. Collaborated with mental health professional

Speaker: Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP- CDBT

When: June 9, 2016 8PM EDT (Midnight UTC/GMT)

Available as a recording after the Live lecture (please give us 5 business days).
Access to the recording is for 32 days after the webinar and is available for both Live and Recorded attendees.

NOTE: When you purchase this webinar, you are purchasing BOTH an invite to the Live webinar AND access to the Recording for 32 days after we publish the Live webinar.

CEU’s Available:

  • 2 IAABC CEU’s
  • 2 NADOI CEU’s
    2 PPAB/PPG

NOTE: Both the Live and the Recording are approved for the same amount of CEUs.

Cost: $25.00


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June 9, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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