CDP Presents: Emotional Support Animals: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Mental Health Professionals

Originally presented 25 February 2020

This 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.

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Learning Objectives:

  • 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

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