CDP Presents: Emotional Support Animals: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Mental Health Professionals online via Zoom
25 February, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: This free 90 minute webinar will examine the growing trend of individuals requesting emotional support animal (ESA) “letters” from licensed mental health professionals. This presentation outlines and describes the ethical (e.g., competence) and legal (e.g., fraudulent certification) issues related to ESA evaluation and certification. Special attention is paid to relevant recommendations for mental health providers that may encounter ESA requests from their clients.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar participants will be able to:
- Distinguish between service animals and emotional support animals
- Critically evaluate the relevant empirical literature
- Describe the relevant ethical and legal issues related to the certification of ESAs by mental health professionals
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits (CEs).
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com).