Division 17, Section 13 of the American Psychological Association


The Section on Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice, of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is dedicated to professional and scholarly activities that advance the understanding of human-animal interactions as they relate to psychology.



Upcoming HAI Events

August 31, 2020

Institute for Human-Animal Connection Humane Education Practitioner Certificate - Applications to enroll due August 31


ONLINE + 1 residential workshop in Denver, CO

To learn more about this 8-month, post-graduate professional development program (and to apply), please visit: https://socialwork.du.edu/humananimalconnection/education-certificates/humane-education-practitioner-certificate 

September 3-5, 2020

ISAZ 2020 Conference - One Health, One Welfare: Wellbeing for all in human-animal interactions

ONLINE (Virtual ISAZ Conference)

Questions? Please contact: conferences@isaz.net

September 9, 2020: 10-11:30am MT

APA-HAI CE Webinar: "Compassion Fatigue - Helping the Helpers" presented by Andria Corso and Lori Kogan


Questions? Please contact: Lori.kogan@colostate.edu

To register, please visit: http://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_23urp67oECIs8Ml

October 8-10, 2020

6th International Veterinary Social Work Summit 

ONLINE (Virtual Summit, University of Tennessee at Knoxville)


Questions? Please contact: vetsocialwork@utk.edu

November 30, 2020

Call for Papers: "Therapies incorporating horses to benefit people: What are they and how are they distinct?"

Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (APA-HAI journal)

Papers DUE November 30, 2020. Please direct any inquiries (e.g., suitability, format, scope, etc.) about this special issue to the guest editor, Wendy Wood (wendy.wood@colostate.edu)


Call for Journal Submissions (with the purpose of advancing knowledge in the fields of human and equine interactions)

Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) Journal

Questions? Please contact editors Nina Ekholm Fry and Molly Jenkins at: editorial@hetifederation.org

Every 2 weeks: Thursdays (10-11am MT)

"Yappy Hour" - A support group for AAI providers (hosted by the APA-HAI Section)

ONLINE (via Zoom)

To register, please email: lori.kogan@colostate.edu

Monthly  Strategy Planning Sessions: "Alternative AAI Options During COVID" (hosted by the APA-HAI Section)

ONLINE (via Zoom)

To register, please email: lori.kogan@colostate.edu

  "Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling Course" offered by HumAnima CIC

ONLINE (14 modules + Live Q&A calls via Zoom)

For more details, please contact: info@humanima.co.uk