ZOOVIEWS is Friends of High Park Zoo’s live speaker series with the ability to ask questions of an expert!

Join on Saturday, May 1 at 1:00pm EST, along with animal expert Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin to learn more about llamas.

This talk will be about the general effects of animal-assisted interventions on human health and well-being, as well as animal-related engagement. There will be a specific focus on llamas.

In her role as National Director of AAI Advancement for Pet Partners, Taylor Chastain Griffin, Ph.D., focuses on supporting research and professional development within the therapy animal arena. Having witnessed hundreds of interactions between her own therapy animals and the people with whom they’ve visited, Taylor is passionate about bolstering the intervention with empirical investigation. Taylor obtained her doctorate in research psychology in 2018, with her studies focusing on the human-animal bond as it is experienced in contexts of shared traumatic experiences. Through her undergraduate education in psychology and animal behavior to her graduate work to become a mental health counselor, Taylor has always strived to shape her educational and professional endeavors with the foundational goal of promoting AAI. Taylor is also a dog trainer and Pet Partners team evaluator and has been a registered handler with Pet Partners since 2015. Taylor has been secretary for the APA’s Section on Human Animal Interaction and serves as a mental health expert on the GVMA Resilience & Well-Being Committee. Taylor is based in Georgia, USA, where she lives with her 6 dogs and 3 cats.

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Meeting ID: 754 1690 3009
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