Continuing Education

Role Conflicts and Emotional Support Animal Certifications (Archived)

Jeffrey N. Younggren, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Younggren reviews the laws that apply to the certification of Emotional Support Animals (ESAs). He examines the role conflicts that exist when therapists provide these types of certifications and will review the concept of disability as it applies to these types of assessments. Dr. Younggren also provides a recommended model for how these evaluations should be conducted.

Year 2019
Credit 1
Level Intermediate
Price $35.00
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the role conflicts that are created when a treating psychologist writes an ESA certification letter for a current patient/client, discuss what the law says about what ESAs can do and what they cannot do, identify ethically what should be considered when making an ESA determination, identify what should be evaluated as part of an adequate ESA needs assessment, and analyze how the current disability laws impact ESA certification and the potential long-term impact of this type of certification.

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