Phoenix, AZ February 26, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Forum on Applied Animal Behavior (IFAAB),
Phoenix, AZ
February 26, 2016

Patricia will be giving a talk titled Comparative Trauma in People and Dogs—From Diagnosing to Treating, and looks forward to the ensuing discussion about this important issue with her colleagues.

The presentation will initiate an inquiry into three basic questions related to trauma dogs:

1)  If we accept that both dogs and people can be traumatized, (which I will argue), how would our experiences be similar? How would they be different? [And how would the answers to that question help us understand it in dogs?]

2) What can treatments for human victims of trauma teach us about treating trauma in dogs?  What about the other direction—from dogs to people?

3)  What do we know, both from science and anecdotal experience, that can help us evaluate the practice of using dogs help people recover from trauma? [There might not be time for this issue, but I add it here in case we do.]

[Not open to the public, IFAAB is an annual meeting of Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists
and Veterinary Behaviorists who spend two and a half days updating and inspiring each other
about all things related to applied animal behavior.]


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