CEU Event: What is LIMA?

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 2.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


If you missed the 2021APDT Annual conference you will want to listen to this two part series. What is LIMA and how do we assess if training is “really” LIMA? Part 1: During this hour-long presentation, we will examine why and how different approaches to teaching new and replacement behaviors adhere to the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) ethical standard. This will be a critical examination of what choice is and isn’t; what is aversive; and how to assess if something is, or is not, aversive to an individual animal. LIMA-Based Case Studies: What is least and minimally, anyway? Part 2: Using a case study approach, we will examine behavior modification practices using the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) ethical standard. During this session, we will critically examine the considerations for how LIMA was applied to each behavior plan and execution. We will also emphasize how to assess what is “intrusive” and what is “aversive” for each specific animal.

Speaker(s):Mara Velez, M.A., CPDT-KA

Contact: jennifer franco
 Email: jennifer.franco@apdt.com
 Phone: 800-738-3647
 Web: https://www.pathlms.com/apdt/courses/36861