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Dogs! A medication without side effects

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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Please sign up to attend this free Webinar presented by Matthew Decker, Clinical Director of Paws for Purple Hearts.

This webinar proposes that dogs can be used as a therapeutic intervention, just like medication, but without any side effects.  The purpose of the presentation is to:

  • Understand how dogs impact the human condition and why.
  • Where, when, and how to implement canine assisted therapy.
  • Understand the current treatment and possible expansion of canine assisted therapy in the future.

 

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Matthew Decker, LCSW | Clinical Director

Matthew Decker, LCSW | Clinical Director

Matthew Decker is a US Marine Veteran of the war in Iraq, and the Clinical Director for the non-profit agency Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH). PPH uses dogs to treat Veteran’s with PTSD and provides service dogs to Veterans. He holds a license in Clinical Social Work and has been working as an animal assisted therapist for 7 years. In that time, he has worked in geriatric social work, community mental health, medical social work, and for the Veterans Administration working with combat Veterans with PTSD. He has assisted in developing 2 service dog programs in Northern California, and now focuses his attention on not just Veterans, but getting the practice of Canine Assisted Therapy more commonly accepted and practiced in mental health. Today, Matt will be speaking to the impact that dogs can have on the brain and the potential for using dog in suicide prevention

Matthew Decker is a US Marine Veteran of the war in Iraq, and the Clinical Director for the non-profit agency Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH). PPH uses dogs to treat Veteran’s with PTSD and provides service dogs to Veterans. He holds a license in Clinical Social Work and has been working as an animal assisted therapist for 7 years. In that time, he has worked in geriatric social work, community mental health, medical social work, and for the Veterans Administration working with combat Veterans with PTSD. He has assisted in developing 2 service dog programs in Northern California, and now focuses his attention on not just Veterans, but getting the practice of Canine Assisted Therapy more commonly accepted and practiced in mental health. Today, Matt will be speaking to the impact that dogs can have on the brain and the potential for using dog in suicide prevention.

Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://bit.ly/DogsUSWebinar

Organizer

Paws for Purple Hearts
Phone:
(877) 422-2606
Email:
info@pawsforpurplehearts.org
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