Developing Clinical Practice - (15 credits)

This module builds on the knowledge acquired in Clinical Animal Behaviour and allows students to apply this understanding and develop the skills needed to be a behaviour counsellor. They will observe and analyse clinical cases in real time and begin to take an increasing role in the consultation process, the development and implementation of treatment programmes, follow up sessions and contact with clients. They will reflect on their performance using evidence to justify their methods or identify improvements which can be implemented in future cases. Students will create a portfolio of clinical experience by completing Level 1 supervised experience forms in which they need to demonstrate critical insight. These forms are part of the ASAB accreditation process for Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourists and allow students to work towards achieving the necessary experience to register as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council in line with industry standards.