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Maureen MacNamara



An expert in the creation and implementation of animal-assisted interventions, Maureen is known for creating the internationally recognized Pet Partners Program. Maureen also works with regional, national and international institutions in the development and delivery of animal-assisted intervention curricula for human service professionals.

Maureen obtained her PhD at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and is a fellow at the School's Institute for Human Animal Connections. Her scholarly interests include innovation implementation and diffusion; the critical role of macro-level strategies to the success of evidence-based practice initiatives; the place and consequence of human-animal relationships to community, family, and individual growth and well-being; and the development of evidence-based, functional assessment for animals included in animal-assisted interaction programs.

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