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.

Special edition of the HAIB coming soon!
The Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB) is excited to announce an upcoming special edition focusing on issues derived from the HABRI sponsored 2016 Center for Human-Animal Bond Conference. This special edition is an update to the original set of articles written by HAI leaders present at the 2006 Center for Human-Animal Bond Conference and published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

A decade later, the 2016 HAI conference brought together numerous HAI leaders to discuss the current state and future trajectory of the HAI field. These discussions fostered a set of articles covering such topics as: the background and state of HAI assessment and research; current and best practices for animal-assisted interventions (including multicultural considerations); humane and equine-assisted education; and a practical guide for students interested in HAI careers. The guide to HAI careers is included the infographic pictured below. Be on the lookout for this special edition, scheduled to be published in 2018.

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Men and Their Dogs: A New Understanding of Man’s Best Friend (1st ed., 2016)

Chris Blazina and Lori R. Kogan (Editors)



We are excited to announce a new online course entitled Human-Animal Interaction: What we know and what the future holds through Washington State University’s Global Campus. This is a self-paced interdisciplinary noncredit course designed for anyone wanting to learn more about this field and includes modules taught by faculty from WSU, as well as other universities. For more information go to the following link: