This past week Veterinary Social Work hosted its first Emotional CPR Training. At this training veterinary and mental health professionals came together to learn skills to help others through emotional crises and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.
The following organizations had representatives in attendance: American Veterinary Medical Association, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Feral Feline Friends, Little House Animal Hospital, and the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic. Below are comments made by those who completed the Emotional CPR training last week.
“In working with the veterinary community, I feel that this training can be incredibly helpful to anyone both personally and professionally.”
“Wonderful experience! eCPR is a tool anyone and everyone should learn – for their jobs, their personal lives, and most of all, for themselves.”
“What a powerful and valuable training! I am excited to utilize new skills I learned in my personal and professional life.”
As a vet tech, I feel e-cpr is really helpful for me in connecting to clients and co-workers. I feel renewed and ready to take these skills back to work to share and utilize in my everyday practice.”
“eCPR has given me the confidence to empower, revitalize, and really show compassion for a crying student that arrives at my office without notice.”
“Enjoyed this class. Opened my eyes and mind to a new way to approach “sticky” situations in the future.”
Veterinary Social Work will host Emotional CPR Training annually over Presidents Day weekend. The next Emotional CPR Training will be February 17-18, 2018.