AWN Webinar: Caring for Self (and Others) In Times of Crisis

AWN Webinar: Caring for Self (and Others) In Times of Crisis

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Maureen MacNamara PhD, MSSW and Jeannine Moga MSW, LCSW

April 28 at 7pm ET


Meeting ID: 963 6579 2734

Dr. MacNamara earned her MSW from Columbia University, and her PhD at the University of Denver. Her social work career has focused on Human Animal Relationships (HAR), inter-professional practice, and non-profit service development and evaluation. Dr. MacNamara has 30 years’ experience designing goal-directed human-animal interventions that result in measurable client change and developing and delivering staff training to support these programs. As Vice-President for Programs for Delta Society (Pet Partners), Dr. MacNamara developed internationally recognized standards and volunteer and professional training for animal-assisted interventions (AAI). While at the University of Denver she designed and delivered courses on the importance of animals in social work practice. She served as a consultant and founding instructor for the Veterinary Social Work Certificate from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has published chapters and articles on human-animal relationships and AAI. She is currently Associate Professor of Social Work at Appalachian State University; her research interests include the influence of climate change on rural sustainable development; and organizational factors influencing the place and consequence of human-animal relationships. She is a member of the International Society for Anthrozoology.

Jeannine Moga is a licensed clinical social worker and Compassion Fatigue Specialist dedicated to the integration of human-animal relationships in social work practice.  She has founded two veterinary social work programs (Veterinary Social Services at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center, and Family & Community Services at NC State University’s Veterinary Hospital) and works with animal care and social services professionals across the country to address the intersections of human and animal health and well-being.  Her interests include occupational well-being; grief, loss, and life transitions; and moral distress in veterinary practice.  She serves as Business Partner for Mental Health & Wellbeing for Banfield Pet Hospital, Chief Happiness Officer for VETgirl, and teaching faculty at NC State University’s School of Social Work.

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