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Delta Society Offers National Training in Port Charlotte June 5
5/17/2004

FORT MYERS, FL - The Delta Society in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Pet Partners and the Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Positive Aging offers national caliber training for therapists, social workers, nurses and other health care providers Saturday, June 5 at the Charlotte County Cultural Center.

The Animal-Assisted Therapy Applications I Course includes methods of integrating trained therapy animals into practice. A Delta Society-trained instructor will teach the interactive course, engaging students immediately in hands-on exercises. Participants will receive a student guide for later reference. Deadline to register is Friday, May 21 and course fee is $60.

Continuing Education Units are available for programs by an internationally approved healthcare CEU provider.

The same weekend, Delta Society is offering "Pooches in Paradise" welcome reception with dessert and a pet partner demonstration, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., June 4 for $10, and a R.E.A.D. Workshop, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 5 for $110.

A Team Evaluator Practicum is offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 6 for $135. To attend, participants must be a registered Pet Partner for two years. The two-part program requires an advance home study course before attending the practicum.

Established in 1990, over 4,000 Pet Partners teams now operate in 45 states and four countries, helping more than 350,000 people each year.

Delta Society is the leading international resource for the human-animal bond and has been the force to validate the important role of animals for people's health and well-being by promoting the results of research to the media, and health and human services organizations.

For more information about the course, contact Jill Bentler at (425) 430-2368.

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