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* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
Companion animals occupy an important role in our lives. They are our friends, our confidants and cherished members of the family. They provide unconditional love and support. They never judge and are always happy to see us when we come home. It's no surprise then that the death of a companion animal can be just as profound and devastating as the loss of a human significant other. Animal care professionals and trainers are in the privileged position of working with these special animals and, while this can be an extremely rewarding role, it can also mean that professionals are also exposed to grief and loss when these animals die. This seminar is designed to give trainers and animal care professionals information on current theories and findings relevant to animal bereavement. Attendees will also be offered practical tools for self-care and strategies to support clients, friends and family members who may be experiencing companion animal bereavement. In this webinar attendees will: 1. Appreciate the significance of animal bereavement 2. Be able to describe common grief reactions 3. Recognize types of grief including disenfranchised, anticipatory and complicated grief 4. Learn strategies for self-care and ways of coping 5. Learn how to support others through grief
Speaker(s):Dr. Vanessa Rohlf