2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EQU 212 - Animal Assisted Counseling

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide a brief introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), an approach to experiential counseling that fully integrates animals into the therapeutic process and can be applied to a wide range of psychosocial issues. This course begins by examining the importance of the human-animal bond, and continues to explore the psychological importance of animals, and the role that they play in the therapeutic experience.  Credentialing, safety, ethical considerations of working with animals, and applications of the various approaches to AAT will be considered.

Prerequisites: HSV 101 .
EQU 212 qualifies as a Social Science or Liberal Arts elective.