Applying Psychology to Veterinary Practice

£20.00

 

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Course Summary

This two hour eCPD tutorial for veterinary nurses, explores the importance of veterinary professionals considering where their primary duty of care lies: to their non-human companion animal patient or their human client. In considering how ethical conflicts in veterinary practice are managed on daily basis, the importance of professionals  having insight into pet owners’ psychological representations of their companion animals (CAs) as a means of gaining deeper understanding of pet-person dyads is highlighted as an essential requirement in responding to conflicts of interests between owners’ demands and expectations and animal welfare. Self Psychology (Brown, 2003, 2004; Dawson, 2007; Kohut, 1971) is introduced as a psychological paradigm for understanding pet ownership and gaining insight into possible causes of animal welfare concerns frequently encountered in veterinary practice, e.g. lack of compliance to administering medication, pet obesity, behavioural “problems,” owner relinquishment and animal hoarding. The Paediatrician Model and Mechanical Model of Veterinary Practice (Rollin, 2010) are introduced within discussion of the inevitable tensions inherent within veterinary practice as a business which has protection of animal welfare as its central concern. The importance of using empathy as a portal for understanding the relationships  between pets and people is illustrated with case examples and the concept of relationship centred veterinary practiced is explored.

 

Course Tutor

Susan Dawson CPsychol, DCounsPsych, PhD

 

Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 2 hours of CPD.

 

Course Notes

Unfortunately, course notes are not available to accompany this tutorial.

 

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Susan Dawson

HCPC REGISTERED SPECIALIST COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST & CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST, RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST (INVESTIGATING HUMAN­ ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS)

Dr Sue Dawson is a HCPC registered Specialist Counselling Psychologist currently working with the NHS; within her Professional Doctorate training Sue investigated veterinary surgeons’ experiences of depression and suicidal ideation. Sue has also completed a research doctorate investigating caregiver grief in relation to companion animal euthanasia. Sue has over 15 years experience working therapeutically with grieving pet owners. She has also carried out research into investigating therapeutic riding for children with behavioural difficulties. During her Research Doctorate Sue trained and gained experience in counselling grieving pet owners at The Animal Medical Centre, New York and also The Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. She has over 15 years experience of developing and providing training in pet bereavement support and the psychology of human ­animal relationships, including teaching at Myerscough College on the BSc in Animal Welfare, BSc in Veterinary Nursing and the Animal Assisted Therapy Foundation Degree. Sue spent 2 years working as Training Manager with The Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service (2007-­2009). Before this she worked for The RSPCA as an Education Adviser in the UK and internationally, in post war Bosnia. She is a qualified teacher with masters degrees in Special Educational Needs and The Psychology of Education.

 

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If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

 

 

This eCPD tutorial is worth 2 hours of CPD.

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.