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AAI Workshop

The 2-day AAI Workshop is hosted in Knoxville once a year during UT spring break. In order to attend, one must complete the AAI module and AAI supervision requirements. Click here to learn more or register for the 2019 Animal Assisted Interventions Workshop.


The AAI Workshop serves as the culmination of the AAI learning experience. Students will leave the session proficient in program design, implementation, and evaluations. Students will leave the session with a clear program or conceptual idea for their professional trajectory.

Learning objectives:

  • To be proficient in AAI program design, implementation, and evaluation using the logic model
  • To recognize the challenges of developing AAI programs and working directly with clients
  • To understand the ethical considerations of the use of animals in AAI
  • To navigate potential adverse events regarding AAI
  • To be competent in creating and conducting an animal-assisted therapy session

Prerequisites: AAI Module and AAI Supervision. It is important to attend AAI Supervision and the AAI Workshop in the same calendar year.

Availability: March, yearly

NASW Approved? We apply for approval yearly

Click here to learn more about the 2019 Animal Assisted Interventions Workshop


-How much is the AAI Workshop?


-Will food be provided?

Yes! We will provide coffee, a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, and nut free options available upon request.

-When is the AAI Workshop?

The AAI Workshop is hosted on a Saturday and Sunday in March, yearly.

-Why is it important that I attend AAI supervision and the AAI workshop in the same year?

The AAI Workshop builds from the AAI supervision sessions. During supervision, participants will begin discussing AAI practice and their dream AAI program. That conversation will continue at the AAI Workshop.

-Will there be a block of rooms available?

We will reserve a block of rooms at a nearby hotel. Participants can choose to book there but they are not required.

-What should I bring?

Bring your laptop or a device that connects to the internet. Also bring a pin and paper.

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