The Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma course discusses this further: giving information on the effectiveness of animals on human mental, physical and psychological health through Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT).
While the roles often merge Animal Assistants and Therapy Animals offer different functions to humans. The Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma Course discusses these differences and also how they crossover, whilst explaining what specific animals can offer in terms of assistance.
Students will discover that animals make great therapists for a number of conditions and for a number of reasons. You will learn how they can aid mental health issues, and how these mental health conditions arise in the first instance.
As humans we have certain needs that must be met for us to be healthy, the absence of which can lead us away from happiness and health, and into mental ill health, which often leads to physical sickness. We discuss the scientific findings that link mental well-being to the presence of animals, detailing exactly animals can do for our health, both physical and mental.
As most of us are aware of guide dogs and hearing dogs for deaf people, the roles of physical assistance animals go beyond these areas. Students will also learn about the legal aspect of therapy animals and how that affects the rights and responsibilities of both animal recipients and the organisations that train them.
Students will learn about dogs incredible sense of smell and focusingon research into Medical Assistance dogs, these amazing animals which can aid early diagnosis of disease or early detection of chemical changes within the body.
The course emotions and how to understand them, and what their effect on an individuals well-being are. You will learn how animals can improve our personal emotional responses in order to improve overall health and happiness, leading on to the roles of Pets as Therapy (PAT) animals.
The course discusses autism in detail and how assistance dogs are helping children with the condition, it also details 6 stages of counselling, and outlines what Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is. The use of AAT animals can enhance the therapy experience for clients.
For a more detailed overview of the course see the syllabus.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This course isregistered withthe CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: Animal Assistants
Module 2: Mental Health Awareness
Module 3: Stress Relief Has Paws
Module 4: Physical Assistants
Module 5: Scent Assistants
Module 6: Emotional Assistants
Module 7: Children and Animals
Module 8: Therapy
Module 9: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting
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