Supervision, Coaching & Mentoring

Supervision, Mentoring & Coaching in AAI

Our expert team offer a range of supervision and consultation options for graduates of our institute, and professionals and students who are seeking to deepen their understanding of working in Animal Assisted Interactions

Individual supervision & consultation

Organisational Consultancy

Lead the Way can assist organisations with the process of beginning an Animal-Assisted Interaction (AAI) programme, or refining existing programmes. There is more to effective engagement than simply having an animal present – understanding the benefits of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) and developing gaol focussed interactions can make the difference between a successful and a failing service.

Individual Consultancy

Professionals working in the field of Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI) may find themselves isolated and in need of strategic direction. This is where one-on-one clinical supervision or professional mentoring can be helpful. From gaining general knowledge to problem solving specific cases, we can assist professionals to make the most of their working partnerships with their animals.

By appointment only. Contact Reception on 03 9761 0973

Professional mentoring & coaching group

Professional Caine Assisted Interactions for Wellbeing and Learning

This group is ideal for professionals in community settings, education settings and support roles, who wish to explore professional applications of working with their therapy dogs. Participants have the opportunity to share difficult cases or contexts (de-identified), and explore solutions and successes. Lead The Way Certified dogs are welcome and workshopping with our dogs is available within the sessions.

Facilitators: Melanie Jones (psychologist, therapeutic dog trainer) & Kim Hallworth (pastoral care worker, therapeutic dog trainer)

When: Sessions resume April 2024

Where: Lead The Way Institute Training Centre, 5/91 Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully, Vic. 3156 or online via Zoom

Information & Bookings: Call 03 9761 0973 for more information and to register for our online booking portal

Clinical supervision group

Animal-Assisted Therapy in Mental Health

This group is ideal for mental health professionals who work in the helping and human-services professions with their dogs, and wish to explore their clinical practice in more depth. There is a strong focus on enhancing relationships and developing attunement between dogs and humans within the work. Participants are invited to bring (de-identified) case studies. Lead The Way Certified dogs are welcome and workshopping with our dogs is available within the sessions.

Facilitators: Melanie Jones (psychologist, therapeutic dog trainer) & Kaye Griffin of Mind Matters Counselling (psychotherapist, trauma therapist)

When: Sessions resume April 2024

Where: Lead The Way Institute Training Centre, 5/91 Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully, Vic. 3156 or online via Zoom

Information & Bookings: Call 03 9761 0973 for more information and to register for our online booking portal