Certified Child Life Specialist Perceptions Of Animal Assisted Therapy On Their Psychosocial and Psychological Well-being In The Clinical Settings - (2024)
Includes a Live Web Event on 05/15/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
The upcoming webinar presentation will discuss an exploratory cross-sectional research design that focuses on the psychological and psychosocial well-being benefits of Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) who serve as animal handlers in a pediatric hospital. The study involved 6 CCLS from a single pediatric hospital, who answered a 38-question survey created by the researcher and faculty supervisor. The research findings highlight both the benefits and drawbacks of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and examine the impact of AAT on the psychological and psychosocial well-being of CCLS.
Suggested Domain: Assessment
- Participants will be able to describe the impact of AAT on CCLS psychosocial and psychological well-being.
- Participants will be able to identify the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing AAT in a child life department.
- Participants will be able to apply the results of the study to their local hospital of AAT handlers that are also CCLS to better understand the impact on CCLS handler’s well-being.
Please note: All webinar contents and its certificate will expire on 5/15/2027 regardless of when it is purchased, accessed, or completed. At that point, contents will no longer be available in any form, including as an archive or as a PDU certificate. It is the responsibility of the learner to complete the contents and download and save the certificate for their records prior to 5/15/2027.
Sidney Reser, MA
Child life intern
Originally from Spokane, Washington. Sidney Reser started her path in child life at Washington State University where she graduated with a Bachelors in Human Development in 2020. With the goal of becoming a CCLS, she started pursuing her Masters in Child Life at Eastern Washington University, which she received in 2023. Sidney is completing her child life internship at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York. Her passion for research began at Penn State University where she worked alongside Dr.Bayly. They wrote an abstract write discussing An Ecological Latent Class Model of Adolescent Risk and Resilience. Later writing her thesis on Certified Child Life Specialist Perceptions Of Animal Assisted Therapy On Their Psychosocial and Psychological Well-being In The Clinical Settings. Outside of education, Sidney has been working for Head Start Early Childhood educations programs for 18 months, in both Washington and North Carolina.