International Association of Animal Therapists

Continued Professional Development

The International Association of Animal Therapists expects a high standard of work and commitment from its members and to that end requires them to maintain their skill base by completing Continued Professional Development or CPD.

CPD has been defined as:

"The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the member's working life."

At IAAT the required minimum CPD is 75 hours over a rolling three year period with an average of 25 hours per year. However, it is appreciated that most of our members will do considerably more than this.

It is important that CPD is completed over as wide an area of knowledge and skills as possible and at IAAT we have 8 key categories of CPD. Members have to complete CPD that covers a minimum of 2 categories per year and over any rolling 3 year period they must have covered a total of 4 categories.

This is to try and avoid the trap of simply attending the same conference every year in order to gain CPD points. Whilst the conference is likely to provide a significant learning opportunity, the requirement to cover additional categories will encourage greater overall development of the individual therapist.

CPD Articles

Equine Hands On Day

Equine Hands On Day

Thursday 31st January 2019 : Avon RDA, Bristol

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Therapy in the Racing World

Therapy in the Racing World

Tuesday 12th February 2019 : Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire

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Canine Anatomy - Neck & Spine

Canine Anatomy - Neck & Spine

Saturday 23 February 2019 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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Rehab on Canine Front Limb Injuries

Rehab on Canine Front Limb Injuries

Saturday 16th March 2019: Ticknall, Derby

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Rehab of Canine Iliopsoas, Groin & Hamstring

Rehab of Canine Iliopsoas, Groin & Hamstring

Sunday 17th March 2019 : Ticknall, Derby

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Equine Hands On Day

Equine Hands On Day

Thursday 21st March 2019 : Avon RDA, Bristol

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Canine Patient Assessment and Palpation

Canine Patient Assessment and Palpation

Saturday 6th April 2019 : Ashford, Kent

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Cruciate Disease & Osteoarthritis

Cruciate Disease & Osteoarthritis

Sunday 7th April 2019 : Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Introduction to working with Reiki with animals

Introduction to working with Reiki with animals

Saturday 13th April 2019 : Wiltshire

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Canine Limb Dissection

Canine Limb Dissection

Sunday 14th April 2019 : Somerset

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Practical Saddle Fitting

Practical Saddle Fitting

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019 : Hertfordshire

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Prevention over cure : listen to your horse!

Prevention over cure : listen to your horse!

Tuesday 14th May 2018 : Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Equine

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Equine

Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June 2019 : Hertfordshire

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Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Saturday 29th June 2019 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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