Emotional Support Animals: Considerations for Therapists
Requests for Emotional Support Animal letters have increased exponentially in recent years, leaving many mental health professionals uncertain about their competency to provide this service. This course dives into legal definitions and considerations around ESAs as well as what national licensing bodies state about providing these letters. It also covers various aspects of determining if a client is eligible for an ESA, crafting a letter that meets requirements while protecting professionals from liability, and working with clients who make these requests. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to determine whether ESA letters are an appropriate service for their practice and provide ethical, competent service.
This 180-minute presentation is three continuing education credits. It is pre-recorded for home study, to be completed at your own pace.