Section on Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice – Summer 2015

Phyllis ErdmanThe Human-Animal Interaction Section of Division 17 would like to encourage you to participate in our various events at APA.  A list of these events is presented below. We particularly encourage you to join us at the Hospitality Suite on Friday, August 7, from 2:00 – 3:50, which will be a time for informal networking with others interested in the field of HAI work. If you’re interested in the field and want to know more about our section and what we do, if you have done research and want to share your ideas and learn from others’ research, or if you are thinking about doing research in the area and want to  learn more about how to get involved, this will be the time and location to do that.

We hope to see you at APA!

Phyllis Erdman, Section Chair

For more information, contact me at

Thursday, August 6th


TIME: 3:00 – 5:00        LOCATION: Convention Centre – 105 Constitution Hall

  • Information Sharing Within the Context of Animal Cruelty and Family Violence

Mary Lou Randour and Shawn Marsh

  • Service and Emotional Support Animals in University Settings

Phyllis Erdman, Lori Kogan, Kirby Wycoff, Karen Schaefer


Friday, August 7th

Hospitality Suite

TIME: 2:00 – 3:50        LOCATION: Renaissance Toronto Downtown, Blue Jays Room

  • Informal forum on HAI research
  • Come share your research ideas and learn from others


Sunday, August 9th   

Symposium (Collaborative program Div. 17 and 18)

TIME: 10 – 11:50        LOCATION: Convention Centre, Room 714A

  • Title: Human-Animal Interactions in Treating Veterans with PTSD

Chair: Maya Gupta

Participants: Teri Carper, Michael Kofler, Anne Bartone, Elizabeth Carges, Brett Litz;

Lisa Lunghofer; Phyllis Erdman, Greg Urquhart; Kirby Wyckoff, & Eva Usadi


Skill Building Session (sponsoring Division 17)

TIME: 12:00 – 12:50   LOCATION: Convention Centre, Room 206C

  • Title: Your Hidden Partner in Assessment and Treatment: Children’s Experiences  with Animals

Chair: Maya Gupta

Participants: Maya Gupta, Kirby Wycoff, Barbara Boat



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