Psychiatric Service Dog Training for Mental Health Professionals

Are you a mental health professional interested in learning about psychiatric service dog training and how dogs/animals can transform and enhance the lives of your clients?

Psychiatric Service Dog Training with Jane MillerJane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP-CDBT, Pet CPR & First Aid Certified & Canine Massage Therapy Certified, works in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist/clinical social worker, with a particular interest in holistic modalities of healing. From a young age, Jane has been training dogs and continued this journey with her studies of animal & human behavior, neuroscience, biology, and psychology. As the Executive Director of Healing Companions, Jane strives to save shelter dogs rather than using any particular breed, training them to be psychiatric service dogs in order to promote the human-animal bond.

To learn more about the details of suggesting a psychiatric service dog or emotional support animal to your clients schedule a consultation with Jane ($50 for a 30-minute session or $100 for a 1-hour session).

We highly recommend setting up a consultation if you have any of the following questions or other concerns:

Only 0.9% of those with mental illnesses have partnered with a psychiatric service dog. However, considering that 1 in 4 adults have a mental illness, and 70% of youth have at least one mental health condition, the percentage should be much higher. The human-animal bond is extremely beneficial.  For more information on the effects of animals on mental health check out this article.

The process is seemingly complex and psychiatric service dog training can be time consuming. However, integrating psychiatric service dogs and/or emotional support animals into your clients’ lives can have positive long term effects, not just for the individual but for the animal as well. If you would like to improve your clients’ lives by introducing them to a psychiatric service dog or an emotional support animal, schedule a consultation with Jane now to discuss any questions you may have.