Resources and Research

The AAAIP library of resources promote the welfare of therapy animals who are incorporated into professional settings. You’ll find foundational white papers in AAI, including those on animal-related engagement, AAI in professionalized settings, empirical benefits of the human-animal bond, and more.


Events and Sessions

 

Animal-Assisted Interventions in Occupational Therapy Mini Conference
December 14, 2022
Virtual Mini Conference
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT

Occupational therapists who incorporate AAI into their practice are invited to attend the Animal-Assisted Interventions in Occupational Therapy Mini Conference. You’ll learn from experienced occupational therapists who currently work with therapy animals in their practice, and other professionals in AAI. Gain insight on how you can incorporate AAI in your work and hear practical solutions for navigating the challenges you may face. The conference will provide 2.5 C-AAIS credit hours.

Register


Consultation Hour with an Animal Behavior ExpertGina Caldwell
One of the most essential responsibilities of an AAI professional is their ability to act as an advocate for their therapy animal. We’re expected to consult with other experts to gain objective feedback about our animals and how we can best read and respond to their unique body language cues. Join Gina Caldwell, Ph.D., animal behavior expert, for a one-hour, recorded AAAIP member-only session where she discusses the process of training/preparing a therapy animal and answers questions provided by AAAIP members.
Speaker: Gina Caldwell, Ph.D., Animal Behaviorist
Recording available to AAAIP members.

 

Therapy Dog Talk Podcast and Instagram LiveTherapy Dog Talk Podcast
Sherrie Rohde, the host of the Therapy Dog Talk Podcast and AAAIP member, speaks with Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin, Executive Director of AAAIP and the National Director of AAI Advancement at Pet Partners.
Recording coming soon.

 

 

 

The Importance of Supporting AAI ProfessionalsAubrey Fine Facebook Live

A conversation with Dr. Aubrey Fine,
author of the Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy.
Available on Facebook or YouTube.

Having served as one of the most influential field leaders helping professionals learn how to safely integrate therapy animals into their practice, Dr. Aubrey Fine has a long history of advocacy and expertise in the AAI space. Dr. Fine talks about his journey working with therapy animals while also discussing the importance of coming together as professionals to advance the field. Whether you’ve been an AAI professional for years or are just getting started, this conversation will help identify the roles each of us can take in promoting AAI that takes place in professional settings.
 

 

 

Resources

 

 

Meet the Leaders in AAI

   

 Meet the Leaders in AAI

 

 

 


Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialist
Practice Analysis

     Practice Analysis

 

 

Emotional Response Tracker for Therapy Animals

 

 

 

   

 

 Emotional Response Tracker for Therapy Animals

 

 

Reward System Tracker for Therapy Animals

 

 

 

 

     
Reward System Tracker for Therapy Animals





Body Language Inventory for Therapy Animals

   

 
Body Language Inventory for Therapy Animals

 





Animal-Assisted Therapy
in Occupational Therapy

   

 Animal-Assisted Therapy in Occupational Therapy PDF

 





Informed Consent Documentation

for the Inclusion of Therapy Animals
in Professionalized Settings

      Informed Consent Documentation for the Inclusion of Therapy Animals in Professionalized Settings PDF





AAI Information Table Templates

for Researchers

     
AAI Information Tabel Templates for Researchers






Partnering with Researchers

   

 

Partnering with Researchers|

 

 

 


AAI Research Checklist

 

 

   

 
AAI Research Checklist

 



Pets in the Workplace

 

 

 


 Pets in the Workplace

 

 


Standards of Practice for
Animal-Assisted Interventions

   

 

    SoP

 

 


Animal-Related Engagement

   
 ARE White Paper

 

 

 

The Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond

   
 Benefits of the Human Animal Bond

 

 

 

The State of AAI in Professionalized Settings

     
 AAI in Prof Settings