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Trauma-Informed Animal Assisted Therapy

School of Social Work 3rd Annual Professional Development Workshops

Trauma-Informed Animal Assisted Therapy

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Trauma Informed Animal Assisted Therapy and will learn about its benefits and impact in a trauma-informed setting. Participants will gain knowledge of how TIATT can be utilized across treatment domains to increase a sense of trust and belonging, strengthen self-esteem and increase the sense of agency, and enhance social skills. Participants will also be trained in unique and creative ways to implement TIATT in their settings.

  1. To explain the basic principles of TIATT
  2. To help participants understand how TIATT is utilized in a trauma-informed setting
  3. To outline and describe the benefits of TIATT

Erin Lunn, MSW, LCSW    
Assistant Clinical Director
Meadowridge Academy

Meredith Rapoza, LMHC    
Director, JRI Meadowridge Academy

3 CEUs



Parking for the workshops at 287 Lafayette Street is limited to certain areas on Lafayette Street so please read the street signs. We will have free parking available at the O’Keefe Complex, 225 Canal Street, Salem, MA 01970.

Please note: Refunds must be requested up to 7 days before the event.


When 12:00pm
287 Lafayette St, North Campus
287 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
LA 004
Karen Traversy

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