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Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S

Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S

Risë VanFleet, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and registered play therapist-supervisor with 35 years of experience in a variety of settings. She is the president of the Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center, Inc. and the founder of its Playful Pooch Program. She is a Past President of the Association for Play Therapy and has received three prestigious national awards for her trainings. Along with other books, she is the author of the acclaimed Play Therapy with Kids & Canines, which was the 2008 DWAA winner of the Planet Dog Foundation's Sit-Speak-Act Award. She is a regular contributor to The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, specializing in topics relating to the human side of dog training. She is an Approved Evaluator with the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen® Program, a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and is currently developing new standards for therapy dogs and handlers who work with children. She also serves as co-chair of the Animal Assisted Therapy Interest Group of the Counseling Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.

 

 

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