Amy Johnson

 

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Amy Johnson developed and directs Oakland University’s online Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program and is the director of its Center for Human Animal Interventions. Additionally, she founded and directs the non-profit, Teacher’s Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together, which pairs adjudicated youth with hard-to-adopt shelter dogs for  ten-week workshop on obedience training using positive training techniques. She facilitates the Animal Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Interest Network through the American Counseling Association and recently assisted in getting Competencies and Ethics endorsed through the American Counseling Association for counselors practicing AAIs. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling, a Master of Arts in Teaching and has been nationally certified as a trauma and loss specialist and a professional dog trainer.