Professional Practice and Legislation - (15 credits)

This module introduces students to the skills and requirements specifically relating to the para-professional field of pet behaviour counselling and prepares them for work within this industry. This will cover legislation and insurance requirements, professional practice such as working with veterinary professionals, introduction to regulating bodies, business skills and the use of technology for behaviour counselling and concomitant services for the behaviour professional. It will discuss challenges for the professional counsellor and strategies for maintaining the health and safety of all concerned as well as the mental health of the practitioner.