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March FF: The Relationship with Companion Animals: Applications for Counseling
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First Friday Webinars are FREE for LPCANC members, and $10 for non-members. Join us as Tracie Barton-Barrett, MS, NCC, LPC, presents her conference session, The Relationship with Companion Animals: Applications for Counseling. This session is being offered especially for those who could not make it to the conference; for those who attended, but chose another session, here is your opportunity to hear this popular topic.

When: 3/4/2016
12:00 PM
Where: online
United States
Presenter: Tracie Barton-Barrett, MS, NCC, LPC
Contact: Glenna Thurston

Online registration is available until: 12/31/2018
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Presentation Title

The Relationship with Companion Animals: Applications for Counseling

Abstract of Presentation

This comprehensive program explores our client’s connection to companion animals and the important roles animals play in his or her life. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the often disenfranchised grief from the loss of a beloved animal. The program will also discuss unhealthy relationships, in the case of animal hoarding. Lastly, animal-assisted therapies, will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. Applies provided questions about client’s history with animals/animal loss and relationship with current animals in the household to initial intake/evaluation 2. Learns about animal hoarding, and understands some of trigger events, as well as comorbid disorders 3. Learns about animal-assisted therapies & animal co-therapists and their therapeutic benefits

Bio of Presenter(s)

Tracie Barton-Barrett is a Psychology instructor, and LPC with a private practice focusing on pet loss, Animals Connect Us. She co-facilitated a pet loss support group for NC State veterinary hospital clients, was featured on Baltimore’s NPR program as pet loss expert, and co-facilitated workshops on compassion fatigue for animal care workers.

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