Julie Casey MSW, RSW

Wellness Care Farm

Nourishing Hearts

  • Appropriate Therapy Animals 
  • Definitions &Terminology 
  • Animal Welfare & Ethics 
  • Industry Standards 
  • Risk Management 
  • Human-Animal Bond  
  • Biophilia/Nature Deficit/Oxytocin 
  • Animal Assisted Intervention
    • History and Current Development  
    • Therapeutic Enhancement
    • Benefits 
    • Therapeutic Touch
  • Animal Assisted Therapy and Example Techniques
  • Animal Assisted Psychotherapy Theoretical Backgrounds 
  • Animal Assisted Psychotherapy Example Techniques 
  • EAGALA - Equine Assisted Growth & Learning
  • Resources
  • Hands-on Demonstration

Training include:

Introduction Course to Animal Assisted Interventions

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Course Details

Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm is offering a full day information session that includes hands-on training with farm therapy animals. The introductory course is a prerequisites for the Professional Development Farm Stays that will be offered during the summer.

Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund.


If you are a registered social worker or social service worker attending this conference, you may be eligible for an up to $500 reimbursement for the conference registration fee.


Eligibility and Application Information:

Be a registered member, in good standing*, of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Applications must be submitted within 90 days of the completion date of the PD activity.
Proof of payment and successful completion of PD activity is required at the time of application.
Applicants are limited to one application for one PD activity to a maximum of $500 per funding year.

For more information on the Fund and how to apply visit www.swsswpdf.org

*Good Standing: A member is in good standing when they are not in default of payment of a membership fee and their certificate of registration is not suspended.

Date: Sunday April 15th, 2018

Time: 9:30 - 4:30

Location: Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm

               21907 Queens Line, Rodney, ON

Cost: $200 (Option for payment installments) (Student rate $150)

​Course is approved for Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund


Additional Information: 

  • Please dress for the weather.
  • Coffee and tea is provided. Please bring a packed lunch.


Wondering if Animal Assisted Interventions is right for you? Come learn about the basics and where to start your career.

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