Brooke Wimer – Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits
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- Brooke Wimer is a professor.
Duration: One Whole Day
Audio and video formats are available.
Date of publication: April 19, 2017
A set of interventions for clients who have been diagnosed with:
Anxiety, despair, and PTSD are all symptoms of trauma.
Mania and psychotic illnesses
Disorders of conduct and antisocial personality
Cognitive dysfunction, dementia, and stroke
Personality and behavioral problems
Learning and intellectual disabilities
Disabilities, both physical and occupational
Join animal-assisted therapy specialist Brooke Wimer, MOT, OTR/L, and see how including animals into your professional activities may significantly enhance client results in a surprising number of areas, including:
Reduce stress and anxiety, as well as blood pressure.
Reduce feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem in those who have experienced trauma or anxiety.
Treat symptoms in those suffering from depression or PTSD.
Improve empathy in persons suffering from conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder.
Improve the physical function of stroke survivors
Improve the reading and comprehension skills of youngsters with learning impairments.
And even more!
Specific examples of animal-assisted therapy aims in a range of functional domains will be provided. You will create a toolkit of animal-assisted interventions and animal-focused therapies that you may utilize the following day. This lecture also offers the most recent research findings and a solid fundamental understanding of the human-animal emotional link. You will also find really useful information and tools to aid you in developing programming and implementing your own animal-assisted treatments.
A Quick Overview
Human-animal emotional connection
Service animal vs. therapy animal
Activities and education with animals
Handler versus clinician, as well as clinician-animal teams
Interventions based on animals that do not include an animal
Animal Mindfulness and How It Benefits the Human Brain
The human-animal bond’s neurology
Why don’t zebras get ulcers?
The Advantages of Having a Companion Animal
Treatment Goals/Outcomes and Interventions
Problems with the mind, cognition, emotions, and conduct
Increase session attendance and participation Treat trauma, anxiety, and depression symptoms
Reduce loneliness and boost self-esteem
Encourage empathy and outward emphasis.
Give them hope, meaning, and a sense of purpose.
Learning Difficulties Improve reading and understanding
Increase verbal exchanges to help with vocabulary development
Physical and occupational difficulties
Improve sitting/standing balance through developing fine and gross motor abilities.
Improve your endurance and exercise tolerance.
Improve your sensory processing
Animal-Assisted Intervention Components
Choosing suitable beneficiaries for care
How to Approach Customers
Client-animal interaction approaches
Completion and documentation
Begin Your Own Animal-Assisted Therapy Program
Qualifications and traits of animals
Preparing the animal and caring for it
When the animal exhibits stress and agitation
Risk management can help you protect your practice.
Organizations and resources to help you get started with your animal-assisted program
Determine the outcomes of evidence-based research on animal-assisted therapies.
Implement animal-assisted therapy for patients suffering from mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.
Create animal-assisted therapies to help youngsters with learning disabilities improve their language and reading.
Create animal-assisted solutions to help people with physical and occupational problems.
Use animal-assisted treatments as a treatment option for dementia and other cognitive disorders.
Use your expertise to create your own animal-assisted programming.
Distinguish between a therapy animal, a service animal, and an emotional support animal.
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BROOKE WIMER, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 11 years of clinical experience working with a range of groups using Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). She is a co-owner of Integrated Occupational Therapy Solutions, a private clinic that specializes in AAI and occupational therapy. Brooke specializes on AAI for adults with mental health problems, with an emphasis on cognitive retraining, social skill development, and self-regulation. She has implemented five AAI programs for physical, cognitive, and psychosocial requirements, as well as designed effective group and one-on-one treatments for clients of all ages. Brooke collaborated on Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions: Blue Dog Book Second Edition with AAI specialist Melissa Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is working on an AOTA Animal Assisted Intervention Fact Sheet that will be released in 2018. Brooke spoke at the 2015 Animal Assisted Intervention International Conference on disability awareness and AAI application concerns. She earned her Master of Occupational Therapy at Cleveland State University, where she researched the effects of AAI on long-term care individuals suffering from depression and anxiety.
Brooke Wimer is the director of occupational therapy and the manager of animal aided intervention at Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. PESI, Inc. pays her a speaking honorarium.
Brooke Wimer is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, which is not financially related.
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