Schedule

Day 1 – Wednesday Sept 26, 2018

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Emergency Pet Bereavement Assistance Training

Dr. Sife

12:30PM – 4:30PM

Creating a Compassionate Practice for Veterinary and Animal Care Professionals

Sandi Grossman, Ph.D.
Joe Dwyer

5:15PM – 6:15PM

Welcome Mixer for all conference attendees

Wednesday, September 26 is only for the Counselor Training Class (8 AM 5 PM)

And two special workshops in the afternoon.

A four-hour class on Animal Chaplaincy will be taught by President Joe Dwyer. The first two sessions will be on Thursday, and the final two on Friday.  A special certificate of training will be awarded to those who complete this course.

Day 2 – Thursday Sept 27, 2018

7:30AM –  8:30AM

Complimentary Continental Breakfast – Corridor outside the main meeting room

8:30AM –  9:30AM

Welcome Address

Keynote Address

Joe Dwyer

Dr. Wallace Sife

9:30AM – 10:30AM   

FIRST GROUPING OF SEMINARS

Group A

Children & Pet Loss*

*For Emergency Pet Bereavement Assistance Training Attendees only

Colleen Rolland

Anticipatory Bereavement

Deborah Antinori

Compassion Fatigue & Personality Styles

Sandi Grossman, Ph.D.

Pet Loss In the Veterinary Office Setting

Debra Bjorling

10:45AM –  11:45AM   

SECOND GROUPING OF SEMINARS

Group B

Religion and Pet Loss*

*For Emergency Pet Bereavement Assistance Training Attendees only

Rev. Romie Palladino

Updates in the World of Animal Hospice

Cathy Cooney, DVM

Introduction to Animal Chaplaincy (Part One)

Joe Dwyer

11:45AM – 1:00PM

LUNCH BREAK
Pre-paid lunch and reception on Thursday

Personal Networking opportunities
Individual Counseling during this break (by appointment only)

1:30PM – 2:30PM     

THIRD GROUPING OF SEMINARS

Group C

Designing a Counseling Practice

Nancy Sexton-Lopez

The Elderly and Pet Loss

Susan Cohen, DSW

Introduction to Animal Chaplaincy (Part Two)

Joe Dwyer

2:35PM – 3:35PM

FOURTH GROUPING OF SEMINARS

Group D

Self Care for Pet Parents

Ruth Rudderow

Veterinary Concerns Roundtable

Susan Cohen, DSW

8:00PM

Veterinary Get-together
Room TBD

Day 3 – September 28, 2018

7:30AM –  8:30AM

Complimentary Continental Breakfast – Corridor outside the main meeting room

8:30AM – 9:30AM

Roundtable: Alice Villalobos, DVM, Cathy Cooney, DVM, Susan Cohen, DSW, Wallace Sife, Ph.D., Kathryn Jennings

9:30AM – 10:30AM   

FIRST GROUPING OF SEMINARS

Group A

Children and Pet Loss

Colleen Rolland

Self-Care for the Animal Care Professional

Sandi Grossman, Ph.D.
Ruth Rudderow

Introduction to Pet Chaplaincy (Part Three)

Joe Dwyer

Euthanasia of the Family Pet & QOL Scale

Alice Villalobos, DVM

10:45AM –  11:45AM   

SECOND GROUPING OF SEMINARS

Group B

Religion and Pet Loss

Rev. Romie Palladino

How to Create and Run a Successful Support Group

Nancy Saxton-Lopez

Introduction to Animal Chaplaincy (Part Four)

Joe Dwyer

Guilt and Pet Loss

Donna Kahora

11:45AM – 12:00PM

Distribution of Training Certificates and Documents

Thank You For Attending