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

July 29, 2020: 10-11:30am MT

APA-HAI Webinar Series (1.5 CE credits, free to section members) - "What AAI practitioners should know about dog behavior and training" presented by Amy Johnson and Emily Tronetti


To register, please visit: http://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M41zwEmeNaPER7

Questions? Please email lori.kogan@colostate.edu.

July 31, 2020

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


August 6-8, 2020

American Psychological Association (APA) Convention

ONLINE (Virtual APA Convention)

Questions? Please contact: convention@apa.org

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

October 8-10, 2020

6th International Veterinary Social Work Summit 

ONLINE (Virtual Summit, University of Tennessee at Knoxville)


Questions? Please contact: vetsocialwork@utk.edu


October 24-27, 2020

Equines in Therapy/Learning Level 1, from the Minds in Motion Education & Research (MiMer) Centre

Alcoutim, Portugal

Level 1 information and registration links: https://mimercentre.org/index.php/education/equines-in-therapy-learning-programs-eit-l-level-1

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)

Every 2 weeks: Tuesdays (2-3pm MT); Thursdays (10-11am MT) 

"Yappy Hour" - A support group for AAI providers 


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


American College of Veterinary Behaviorists - Veterinary Behavior Symposium 

ONLINE (after registering, you can access presentations at any time) For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.dacvb.org/page/symposium