Course consists of live lectures and discussion sections. Lectures are also recorded for those who cannot attend live. Discussions are NOT recorded.
Next course begins September 19th.
Lectures (all students) are Thursdays at 6:30 pm ET. Discussion sessions (full students only) are on Thursdays at 6:30 pm ET.
The course runs for four weeks.
Auditors: 4 CEUs from IAABC and CCPDT
Full students: 8 CEUS from CCPDT, 10 CEUs from IAABC
$330 for full students, $200 for auditors
- Course orientation
- What is emotion?
- What is fear?
- Types of fear
- Classical conditioning
- Unconditioned and conditioned stimuli and responses
- Types of conditioned responses
- Biological preparedness and innate fear
- Biologically prepared fear and working with behavior issues
- Distinguishing between instrumental and classical conditioning
- Factors influencing the strength of learned fear
- The influence of emotion on memory
- Extinction in classical conditioning
- What is trauma?
- Symptoms of PTSD
- Do non-human animals develop PTSD?
- Impacts of trauma on the brain, cognition, and behavior
- Impacts of trauma on reward processing and attention
- Working with dogs (and other animals) with a history of trauma
- Stress and the stress response
- The impacts of stress on fear
- Avoidance learning
- The relationship between avoidance, extinction, and treatment-resistant fear
- Counter conditioning and its limitations
- Best methods and strategies for addressing fear
- Enhancing the effectiveness of behavior modification for fear