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POOCH PLAY THERAPY - Rise VanFleet PhD, Keri Davis,and Frank Ferrante

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 Play Therapy with Kids and Canines

Risë VanFleet, Ph.D., RPT-S is a licensed psychologist and registered play therapist-supervisor with 35 years of clinical and leadership experience in a variety of settings. She is the president of the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center, Inc. in Boiling Springs, PA. She is the clinical consultant for the Beech Street Program. Dr. VanFleet is the founder of the International Collaborative on Play Therapy and a Past President/Board Chair of the Association for Play Therapy. She has authored several books on filial/family therapy, numerous chapters on play therapy, and is featured on 4 DVD workshops. Risë has trained thousands worldwide, and she has received 2 prestigious national awards for her work. She is also the author of award-winning Play Therapy with Kids and Canines: Benefits for Children’s Developmental and Psychosocial Health. She is an Approved Evaluator with the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizens Program, a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Dog Writers Association of America, and an affiliate of the International Society for Anthrozoology. She is responsible for the Playful Pooch Program and offers training programs in Canine-Assisted Play Therapy. She is also involved in ongoing research on the use of animals in conjunction with therapy.


Keri Davis has trained through the Institute of Integrated Sciences, in the HUNA™ program (Humans Understanding Nature and Animals) which is based on the philosophy that all life is connected and cannot be separated. She has also been mentored by some of the world’s leading figures in animal consciousness and a variety of energy healing modalities such as Body Talk, Colour Therapy, Meridian System, Iridology and more.