You want in-depth information on Dolphin assisted therapy? You need profound information on dolphin assisted therapy for your study or your job? You want to become DOLPHINSWIM Networker eventually? Then this course is the right thing for you!
The theory module is conducted as a distant learning webinar including online video presentations and self-study of the seminar reader. Throughout the seminar 4 personal consulations/reflections/discussions with the lecturerer Norbert Trompisch take place on zoom/whatsapp/skype or telephone where students are offered to address questions, deepen their understanding for the lessons and reflect the contents. The videos are provided with a personal link, which can be viewed on any device which playbacks youtube. They are originally spoken in English, furthermore there are automatically generated subtitels in several languages which can be enabled. It covers the history and theoretic principals of Animal Assisted Therapy and DAT, zoological knowledge about dolphins, marine mammal conservation and ethics of the employment of marine mammals, contributions from research of dolphins in the wild and under human care, the main DAT-therapy concepts and centers, DAT in comparison to other animal assisted therapies, basics of interdisciplinary teamwork and therapist-parental communication. This course can be combined with a visit of our therapy facilities and dolphin experience (subject to additional charge). The course is open to anyone interested, there are no entry qualifications required.
This course can be scheduled anytime throughout the year. The module can be accomplished ideally during 1 month, which means that the reflective sessions take place once a week. We try to form study groups and schedule the beginning of the course and the appointments for the reflective sessions in correspondence with the students who study together throughout the course. Students can exchange themselves throughout the course by meeting each other on zoom as they wish.
Participants of the course can become a Dolphinswim networker, which is our sales team. Our networkers represent our institute in their home country built customer relations and perform sales activities. This course is a basic training in the field of dolphin assisted therapy. We provide our participants with the knowledge and practical experience with dolphins (optional), knowledge on adequate sales methods and strategies, tools like ready to go sales presentations and a close network of supporters.
More details on this course can be obtained from the curriculum of the DAT-training course where this course is a part: DAT-course 2021