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September 2019

Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification (Waiting List Only)

September 30 - October 5
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full - Waiting List Only This course is scheduled to avoid the Grand Final Friday Public Holiday (Vic), and may be subject to change. In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, Lead the Way offers an intensive six-day course for individuals wishing to train their dogs as Therapy-Dogs for work in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). This course provides Certification as a Visiting Therapy Dog and Certified Therapy Dog Handler. This course may also be used…

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October 2019

Masterclass – AAI in Trauma Treatment

October 7
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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Masterclasses comprise one-day workshops designed to extend and enhance knowledge and practice of Canine-Assisted Interventions. Masterclasses are open to Certified and Advanced handlers. Please note: only Advanced Therapy Dogs may attend Masterclasses. This masterclass will focus on the theories and practices of AAT and NB-AAT in trauma treatments. It is suitable for clinicians such as psychologists, counsellors, social workers, welfare workers, OTs etc. Participants will explore the role of therapy dogs in interpersonal neurobiology, and develop an appreciation of novel…

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Emotional Support Dog Training – Part time

October 16 - November 6
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Based on the philosophies of Therapeutic Dog Training, this unique therapeutic program is part group therapy and part dog training. Participants are supported by mental health clinicians and professional dog trainers to develop strong and healthy relationships with their dogs. For those individuals who have a diagnosed disability, our team will support you and your dog to develop the healthy habits that will provide you with the emotional support you need. The part-time therapeutic program runs for two days in…

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November 2019

Masterclass – Animal-Assisted Activities Co-Ordination

November 8
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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Masterclasses comprise one-day workshops designed to extend and enhance knowledge and practice of Canine-Assisted Interventions. Masterclasses are open to Certified and Advanced handlers. Please note: only Advanced Therapy Dogs may attend Masterclasses. This masterclass will focus on the theories and practices of AAA in visiting settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools or workplaces. Participants will learn about engaging customers in activities, understanding the limitations of visiting settings, partnering with professionals, and will have opportunities to workshop interventions with other participants.…

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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification – Waiting List Only

November 25 - November 30
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full - Waiting list only In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, Lead the Way offers an intensive six-day course for individuals wishing to train their dogs as Therapy-Dogs for work in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). This course provides Certification as a Visiting Therapy Dog and Certified Therapy Dog Handler. This course may also be used as the first step towards obtaining certification as a Practitioner in Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Education, or Animal-Assisted Activities Co-ordination.…

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December 2019

Foundation Certification for Therapy Horses – Closed for Enrolments

December 2 - December 6
Certification for Therapy Horses

In conjunction with Equine Fusion, Lead the Way offers an intensive 5-day course for individuals wishing to train their pony/horse as a Therapy Horse for work in Equine-Assisted Interventions (EAI) or ‘equine therapy’.

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January 2020

Masterclass – AAI in Education

24/01/2020
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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In this three hour workshop you will learn about the benefits of including animals in your therapeutic practice, and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Animal-Assisted Therapy. The workshop will cover a range of topics of interest to mental health professionals, disability and human-service sector staff, educators, and those with a passion for pets and helping people.

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