Julie Casey MSW, RSW

Wellness Care Farm

Nourishing Hearts

Wondering if Animal Assisted Interventions is right for you? Come learn about the basics and where to start your career or learn how to incorporate AAI into your current practices.

Registration Form

Training include:

  • 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
  • Resources
  • Hands-on Demonstration

Course Details

Space is limited. Save your spot today!

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.

Introduction Course to Animal Assisted Interventions

Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm offers a full day introduction & training workshop that includes hands-on experiences with farm therapy animals. 

Date: Saturday October 12, 2019 OR Sunday October 20th

Time: 9:00 - 4:30

Location: Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm

               21907 Queens Line, Rodney, ON

Cost: $200+ HST ($226)


Registration form below. Payment can be made through Paypal (below) or e-transfer sent to julie.ac.casey@gmail.com


Optional 2nd day training (Date is not determined yet) to explore farm-based practice and nature-assisted interventions Cost:$200+ HST ($226).  Contact Julie for more details at julie@nourishinghearts.ca


Course is approved for the 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.


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