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Apr 15, 2020

What you need to know about Animal Assisted Play Therapy™! Today we talk with Diane Dioguardi, LPC, RPT, CAAPT, about what animal play therapy is, how it works, and who should do it. Diane is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. She partners with her eight-year-old golden retriever, Shannon, who is AAPT-Approved and a Certified Facility Therapy Dog. When working with clients in private practice as well as in school districts, Diane incorporates into her practice play therapy and Animal Assisted Play Therapy™. Join us as we discuss what is animal play therapy and it is different from other therapies, tips/warnings for parents interviewing animal play therapists for their child, and tips/tricks for parents now, quarantined at home with students experiencing an unprecedented amount of anxiety. Diane Dioguardi can be reached via email at "The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor 'Can they talk?' but 'Can they suffer?'" ~ Jeremy Bentham