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

Date Event Location Submission Deadline

July 1-4, 2019

28th International Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology

Orlando, FL

February 8, 2019

July 10, 2019

9-10 AM (MT)

Becoming a Pet Partner


FREE online webinar for HAI members

July 23-27, 2019

Joint Meeting of the 36th International Ethological Conference (IECXXXVI) &

the 56th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS 2019)

Chicago, IL

Abstract submission will open January 2019. Please be aware that oral contributions at the Behaviour 2019 conference will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

August 1, 2019

Call for Applications – The SCP Connect Team


Submit your CV, a one page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for one of the Team positions, and a 500 to 850-word writing sample to Britney Brinkman, PhD SCP Media/PR Co-coordinator, (bbrinkman@pointpark.edu) and Douglas Knutson, PhD (knutson.doug@gmail.com) prior to the May 1, 2019 deadline. Please put SCP Connect Team Application in the subject line. All applications will be reviewed by the SCP Communications and Technology Board.

August 2-6, 2019

American Veterinary Medical Association Convention 2019

Washington, D.C.

Registration opens February, 2019

August 5-9, 2019

52nd International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology

Bergen, Norway

Deadline for abstract submission: February 15, 2019

Deadline for early-bird registration: May 15, 2019

August 8-11, 2019

American Psychological Association Annual Convention

Chicago, IL

Registration opens April, 2019

September 2019

Online Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program at Oakland University


For more information, please contact Amy Johnson at johnson2@oakland.edu or Jennifer Cepnick at jecepni@oakland.edu or oakland.edu/animalassistedtherapy

April 24-27, 2020

2020 Biennial Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

Philadelphia, PA

Check website for updates!