Our two-year interactive training programme ‘Animal Assisted Therapy’ is presented in partnership with VSPW/Balans, and is certified by the Department of Education. Moreover, in the programme, a deliberate choice has been made for an ecological approach.

Course participants learn to make use of animals in the care they provide, in an efficient and targeted way based on existing methodologies. The individual contribution of participants is crucial since they are helping to give shape to the methodologies for Flanders and will be developing their own programme. An important part of the course is assisting in the creation of a new care context with a focus on mutual care for people and animals.