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

May 29-31, 2020

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association's National Conference 

Olds College; Alberta, Canada

Early bird registration ends on January 31, 2020.

May 14-15, 2020 

Animals on the Mind 4.0 Conference - Humane Communities: Diversity, Inclusion, and Welfare in Human-Animal-Environment Interventions

Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver; Denver, CO

Early bird registration ends on February 1, 2020. Questions? Please contact: ihac@du.edu  

June 29-July 3, 2020

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

Liverpool, UK

Abstracts due on February 3, 2020 at 9:00am UK time. Questions? Please contact conferences@isaz.net

September 30-October 2, 2020

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA): 6th INTERNATIONAL Conference

Chicago, IL

Call for papers due on February 7, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.


HABRI Request for Research Proposals: Addressing Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction  

Proposals due by email on February 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT. Questions? Please contact: LMelfi@HABRI.org

November 4-8, 2020 HAI Special Interest Group Symposium at the Gerontological Society of America's Scientific Meeting  Philadelphia, PA Abstracts for symposium talks due by February 21, 2020 by 8:00pm EST. Questions? Please contact Jessica Bibbo at jbibbo@benrose.org

July 12-19, 2020

ASI-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Fourth Annual Human-Animal Studies Institute

Champaign, IL

Applications due on February 28, 2020. Questions? Please contact: fellowshipapplication@animalsandsociety.org 

March 14-15, 2020 Workshop - Equine Facilitated Interventions: The Interface Between Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine Facilitated Learning

Micanopy, FL 

Registration is due by March 1, 2020. Questions? Please contact Marilyn Sokolof at msokolof@aol.com

April 24-25, 2020

British Animal Studies Meeting: Violence

University of Strathclyde; Glasgow, Scotland

Questions? Please contact: Erica.fudge@strath.ac.uk


April 24-27, 2020

2020 Biennial Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

Philadelphia, PA

Questions? Please contact: