Our experience and intuition inform us that animals are integral to human health and quality of life. Professional Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) demonstrate how the human-animal bond can create lasting social, emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and psychological changes. Developing both effective and ethical approaches to the Human Animal Interaction is extremely important when working with a client or clients and animal partners in practice. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the components of the human animal bond, develop an understanding of the categories of individuals who may benefit from AAI services, and look at some of the theories relating to AAI. You will also be introduced to appropriate animal partners as well as the knowledge of basic ethical issues, concerns and standards surrounding animals working in therapeutic settings. Finally, you will be introduced to globally recognized standards of care and knowledge of emerging best practices in the field of AAI.