Online: The Human-Animal Bond in Healthcare
Samantha Hodges, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Work Intern and Senior Equine Specialist Consultant & Supervisor for Nemours ADAPT Program is passionate about partnering with animals to help humans. As a result of this activity, attendees will be able to discuss the workings of mindfulness with the human-animal bond in healthcare and day-to-day living.
This program was captured as part of the Nemours Children’s Hospital-Florida Healthcare and the Humanities 2023 series on January 19. 2023.
Primary Care Physicians and Advance Practice Providers
Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
- Discuss the workings of mindfulness with the human-animal bond in healthcare
- Explore workings of mindfulness with human-animal bond in day-to-day living
- Utilize the human-animal bond to enhance healthcare practices.
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Samantha Hodges, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Work Intern and Senior Equine Specialist Consultant & Supervisor for Nemours’ ADAPT Program is passionate about partnering with animals to help humans. Animals have always been a part of Sam’s life. Her earliest memories include her pet dogs providing her with comfort, play, and companionship. As she grew older, she fell in love with horses and dreamed of having her own one day. Fast forward to her late 20s and early 30s she began horseback riding as a way of self-care while adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mom to three children under the age of 4. Almost coincidentally she was introduced to equine-assisted psychotherapy while considering a decision to return to college. Sam then completed her BSW, Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling Certificate (AAT-C), PATH International Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning (ESMHL) Certification, and MSW to turn her dream into a reality. She now has a private practice offering equine-assisted psychotherapy on her farm. In addition to her private practice, Sam enjoys offering consultation and supervision to others, such as the Nemours’ ADAPT program, in pursuit of growing the field of equine-assisted therapy.
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