Instruct animals for therapy purposes


Control animals in order to provide therapeutic treatments for psychologically or medically ill patients.

Alternative labels

handle animals for therapy purposes
control animals for therapy purposes
utilize animals for therapeutic treatments

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Instruct animals for therapy purposes is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Animal assisted therapist: Animal assisted therapists provide support to individuals with cognitive, motoric, or social-emotional disabilities through animal assisted intervention. They involve pets and domesticated animals in a specific intervention plan such as therapy, education, and human service, and aim to restore and maintain the patients` well-being and recovery.

Optional skill

Instruct animals for therapy purposes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Instruct animals for therapy purposes – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022