The State of Animal-Assisted and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A New Paradigm Shift for the Future We are excited to have a special webinar presentation by Dr. Aubrey Fine, who was received at our Eagala Conference with several standing ovations! He will be presenting his conference presentation as a webinar to help make this wonderful information more available. The field of human–animal interactions (HAI) and more specifically animal assisted interventions (AAI) and equine-assisted interventions have greatly evolved over the past half century. Our association with animal companions and health has a long history. Specifically, the fields of AAI/EAI are becoming a more recognized form of complementary therapy. Both areas of investigation and practice have evolved from mainly misunderstood/sensationalized relationships between humans and animals and have emerged as more legitimate fields of study and service. What was once first thought of as somewhat novel and unusual is now generating more enthusiasm not only by the general public but also by the growing numbers of interdisciplinary scientists and practitioners interested in studying and applying the inherent value of human animal interactions. Both fields are quickly approaching a paradigm shift, adjusting their image to incorporate more evidence-based research and aligning its purpose for the new future. Within this webinar, several issues will be discussed. Attention will initially be given to briefly defining the key ingredients to the human animal bond, a brief overview of the major milestones that the field has undergone, as well as clarify the psychological and physiological benefits derived from the bond. This information will be followed by a discussion of the contemporary critical issues that confront the field today. Attention will be given to highlighting several critical issues including the state of research in the field, suggestions for foste Cost: $15 USD Time: 1 hour Eagala CEU hours: 1

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