When: 09/29/2022 12:00pm to 09/29/2022 2:00pm
|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||1.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||1.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
* 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.
This workshop supports skill development for recognizing and interpreting nonverbal nervous system cues in both humans and dogs. Behavior (both in humans and in dogs) is the result of interactions between individual nervous systems and the environment. Dogs who behave with reactivity and aggression experience underlying stress and anxiety and exhibit extreme reactions to everyday environmental stimulation. This contributes to increased stress and anxiety in their human guardians. To interact with dogs in a trauma-informed and stress-free manner, to modify behavior, and to effectively support human guardians, it is necessary to recognize the state of the nervous system and to build awareness of how the environment is impacting arousal and individual perceptions of safety. When you can recognize the subtle signs of stress, anxiety, or overwhelm in both the human and the dog, you will be more proactive and effective in modifying your approach, the environment, or the task to support improved outcomes. Learning skills for identifying nervous system states in humans and dogs contributes to improvements in: • awareness of your own nervous system state and needs • understanding of the interaction between the environment and the individuals • effectively making environmental adjustments • confidence in setting and holding boundaries (for yourself, the dog, and the human) • knowing exactly what your client needs and implementing it • clearly describing and illuminating dog behavior for your human clients
Sponsor:human canine collaborative
Speaker(s):**Sharon Vincuilla, OTD, OTR/L, CDBC, CCPDT-KA
Contact: Sharon Vincuilla (she|her)