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FGCU and The Brody Project Host Animal-Assisted Therapy Lecture

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University's Continuing Education and Off Campus Programs, and The Brody Project in Naples present "The Animal-Assisted Therapy" lecture for veterinarians, health professionals and the general public 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Ave. South; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Atrium at 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181 in Fort Myers; and 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 4 at Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, in Punta Gorda.

Cost for general admission is $25, Renaissance Academy members pay $20; veterinarians pay $30 and receive 1.5 contact hours. Other professionals may submit a Certificate of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting body for approval. To register online: health professionals/veterinarians at; general public at

Participants will learn the difference between animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy (AAT); discuss the foundations of an AAT program; and learn to identify participants most likely to benefit from AAT.

The lecture includes resources for program development, group discussion and a problem-solving question and answer session.

Karen Lasker of The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy, and Celeste J. Lynch, director of Wellness at Moorings Park will conduct the lecture.

For further information contact Christina Gallagher at (239) 425-3277.

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