Afternoon Break-Out Session I (Choose 1)
      Integrative Behavioral Healthcare X2 - Integrating Behavioral Healthcare with Primary
       Medicine and the Therapeutic Farm - Dr. Carlene Holder Taylor
     
Learn about an integrated behavioral healthcare program serving people across the lifespan that
      encompasses a multidisciplinary team - including a multi-species AAI program - to provide health,
      wellness, and experiential services while being grounded in a sacred connection with the natural world.
   
    
 Ethical Considerations in Animal Assisted Interactions: Potential Potholes and
        the Road Ahead - Dr. Kirby Wycoff       
        From emotional support dogs, to mobility assistance equines and everything in between,
        we are seeing more and more animals serving humans in need. The reality is that if we are truly
        to provide high quality services to humans with Animal Assisted Interactions, we need to protect
        and respect our animal partners in the process. This breakout session will prepare participants
        to engage in ethical and responsible decision-making in our selection and use of working animals.
        The evidence-based methods presented will offer practitioners a viable way to assess and
        monitor an animal's suitability in the world of AAI- both for the animal's sake and to maximize the
        therapeutic benefit for all parties involved.


Speak! is presented by the University of Minnesota's Nature-Based Therapeutic Services, a shared initiative with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing to further the understanding of how nature heals.

  
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