Members: sign up early to reserve your space in this month’s Collab Salon! We always welcome new members – for just a $120 annual membership fee (less for students and people on fixed incomes). Join us the third Sunday of the month @ 5pm New York time. Please check your time zone to know when to join us! Our online gathering lasts somewhere between 1 – 1.5 hours.
- June 16, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Daniel Angus will introduce us to PetSpace, The Headspace Primary Care and Youth Early Psychosis Program in Western Sydney, which has developed an innovative interspecies mental health program that offers a narrative informed therapy partnering with a variety of dogs, cats, horses and parrots as well as with humans. Young people registered in this program have learned how to support animals who are experiencing mental or physical health problems and in turn they learn about themselves by reflecting on their experience as an animal helper. Helping dogs experiencing anxiety or parrots who self harm have led to a variety of outcomes including the development of interspecies coping strategies, friendships among participants and reduced mental health symptoms for human helpers and animals. Working on a forthcoming book on interspecies communication, Jenny Freeman will respond to Dan's presentation as well as share a tale from her manuscript.
How do I participate?
The Collab Salon is a monthly webinar when online faculty and members from around the world meet together informally in real time. All Collab Salon members are welcome to participate in this gathering from the comfort of their own living room! This Collab Salon “meeting on a cloud” always occurs on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 5 pm (New York time).
Members, after reviewing This Month’s Salon, please sign up so we will reserve you a spot. If you aren’t able to participate in the live session, members can also review – and add reflections/questions to – the archived materials in our Past Salons.