Ann R. Howie

Ann R. Howie began integrating animals into her counseling practice in 1987. She has both state and national credentials as a clinical social worker (counselor). Combining her master’s degree with a national certificate in canine learning and training, Ann is uniquely qualified to work with both people and animals, specializing in animal-assisted therapy and therapy-dog training.  She was part of the initial task force which developed Standards of Practice for Animal-Assisted Activities & Therapy.  She founded and coordinated a hospital animal-assisted activities and therapy program from 1990-1997, and she was Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society)’s national Director of Animal-Assisted Therapy Services from 1995-2000. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver (Colorado) and has also been an adjunct professor in the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at St. Martin’s University in Olympia, Washington.

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