Canine-Assisted Interventions & Therapy
Dogs helping people
KissAble Canine Training & Behavior partners with KC Clinical Solutions to provide canine-assisted, therapeutic programs for the community.
Our goal is to bring a creative solution to wellness and health needs that differ from traditional therapy methods. Our program is goal-oriented and innovatively designed by both a seasoned therapist and canine behavior specialist.
Are you looking for canine-assisted therapies for your self or family member? We would love to hear from you.
Read below for programs open for registration:
Social Skill for Kids: Canine-Assisted
Does your middle schooler struggle with:
- focus, impulse control, managing emotions or engaging in positive social interactions?
- Have you tried traditional social skills groups?
- Does your child resist traditional therapy?
We have designed a program that is highly experiential in nature and involves observing and interacting with selected dogs. This 4-week program will allow kids to practice important social skills and develop confidence while having fun in a safe environment. All sessions will involve active participation under the guidance of a professional animal trainer and a licensed therapist.
Week 1: Observing behavior and reading non-verbal cues
Week 2: Setting realistic goals and accepting mistakes
Week 3: Identifying and assessing options for problem solving
Week 4: Practicing patience and persistence
Start date: March 15, 2019
Location: 7950 Woodruff Court, Springfield, VA 22151
For a free phone screening prior to registration, please call Heather Kirby, LCSW, at 703-409-2571 or Email us .