The American Psychological Association
Human Animal Interaction (HAI)
Emotional Support Animal Position Statement
can be found here.
It offers guidance to psychologists who are receiving ESA prescription requests.
WDET Culture Shift segment on ESA legislation pending:
Dr. Betz King speaks with WDET’s Culture Shift, regarding a proposed house bill which would make the misrepresentation of Emotional Support Animals a crime.
Her interview is here –
Publications and presentations –
Ames, A., DePorter, T., Johnson, A., King, B. (2019). Multidisciplinary Considerations of the Emotional Support Animal Certification. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL
King, B. (2019). Tales from the Dog Park – Mutuality and well being. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL.
Ames, A., DePorter, T., King, B. (2019). Multidisciplinary Considerations of the Emotional Support Animal Certification. Presentation at International Society of Anthrozoology, Annual Conference, Orlando FL
Ames, A., DePorter, T., Johnson, A., King, B. (2019). Multidisciplinary Considerations of the Emotional Support Animal Certification. Presentation at Interdisciplinary Forum of Applied Animal Behavior, Annual Conference, Tempe CO.
Useful Links and References
AAI-int.org standards of practice 2019 – www.aai-int.org
American Counseling Association (2019). Position statement on Emotional Support Animals. Human-Animal Interactions in Counseling Interest Network. Retrieved from https://www.ccu.edu/_files/documents/life-directions/human-animal-interventions-in-counseling-interest-network-position-statement.pdf
Americans with Disabilities Act https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
APA Division 17, Section 13 – Human Animal Interactions – www.apa-hai.org/human-animal-interaction/
Babione, J. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice in psychology: An ethical framework for graduate education, clinical training, and maintaining professional competence. Ethics & Behavior, 20, 443-453.
Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAAB or ACAAB) from the Animal Behavior Society https://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/applied-behavior-caab-directory.php
Certified Professional Dog Trainer listings: https://apps.apdt.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=TrainerSearch
Federal Fair Housing Act (FHAct, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3631.) https://www.justice.gov/crt/fair-housing-act-2 https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disability_main
Younggren, J. N., Boisvert, J. A., & Bones, C. L.(2016). Examining emotional support animals and role conflicts in professional psychology. Professional Psychology-Research and Practice, 47(4), 255-260. doi: 10.1037/pro0000083
Younggren, J. N., Boness, C. L., Bryant, L. M., & Koocher, G. P. (2019, August 1). Emotional support animal assessments: Toward a standard and comprehensive model for mental health professionals. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000260
Fine, A., Garcia, R. M., Johnson, R., Winkle, M., & Yamazaki, K. IAHAIO WHITE PAPER.
Boness, C.L., Younggren, J.N. and Frumkin, B. (2017). The certification of emotional support animals: Differences between clinical and forensic mental health practitioners, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 48(3), Jun 2017, 216-221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000147.