This poster represents a capstone experience focusing on occupational therapy and the inclusion of animal assisted interventions (AAI). Working with Pet Partners, two organizational publications were created in hopes of professionalizing the field while also allowing the use of AAI to be a simpler and smoother process. Domain mapping was completed to explore the education and resources available to professionals seeking to use AAI in practice. A wide range of qualitative interviews were completed in order to best represent the professional's perspective.
Dr. Carlene Johnson
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Animal Assisted Interventions; Occupational Therapy; Pet Partners; Qualitative; Therapy Dog; Terminology
Hudson, Annie, "Occupational Therapy and Animal Assisted Interventions: Professionalizing the Field" (2021). OTD Capstone Projects. 81.