https://www.creativefamilycounseling.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/nugget.png 480 480 Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S https://www.creativefamilycounseling.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Put-in-CFC-Footer-300x248.png Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S2020-11-05 19:36:052021-09-28 14:56:14Nugget’s Knowledge: A Check In with Nugget the Therapy-Dog-in-Training
Nugget’s Knowledge: A Check In with Nugget the Therapy-Dog-in-Training
Creative Family Counseling is a group practice in Louisville, Kentucky that specializes in working with families that include young children and teens. The practice offers many types of experiential and creative interventions to help young clients engage and participate in therapy in developmentally appropriate ways. Known in town as the “practice with the dogs,” Creative Family Counseling has become somewhat known for offering Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) with Certified Therapy Dogs as one of the creative ways to engage family members of all ages. While AAT has been limited in the last few months due to the Pandemic, the practice’s two Therapy Dogs – Lola and Archer – and one Therapy Pup in training – Nugget – continue to be a source of joy for clients, even if from a distance. Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Leslie Cashion and her Therapy Partner, Nugget sat down for a little checkin to give us an update on Nugget’s certification training as a Therapy Dog as well as some other topics such as working from home.
Leslie: (calling from her office chair) Nugget, c’mere buddy! I know you really want to finish tearing up that new dog stuffy to spread fluff all over the office, but Lacey wants to hear about how life is going as a 1+ yr old Golden Retriever therapy dog in training.
Nugget: (bounding in from the other room, enthusiastically leaping on Leslie’s lap) LACEY! I love Lacey, she’s Lola’s mom and is always ready to pet my soft head or give me amazing treats!