Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Kenya Ford 
The Treatment and Learning Centers 



Emotional Support

From Our Pets,

With Our Pets



3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ALL Sessions are FREE

Attend one session or every week!  This is an ongoing group, you may start at anytime!

(Registration Information below)

Participants will be provided a new secure link each week upon enrollment.  

Calling All Pet Owners!

Whether you are a longtime pet owner, or have welcomed a newly adopted furry family member, pets have become our newly minted “emotional support animals” during this time of stress and uncertainty.

Join fellow pet owners (with their pets!) to discuss ways we are caring for our pets, and ways our pets are caring for us.

Learn how to make the most out of your connection to your furry friend, and how your pet can be a strong source of social support during this time.

Pets Welcome!

  About the Therapist: Kenya Ford has a master's degree in clinical psychology and is currently completing her externship requirement for her psychology doctoral degree at The Treatment and Learning Centers. Kenya is an animal lover who owns an adorable cat and is looking forward to sharing her experiences with other animal lovers.  

All groups will meet via an online secure Zoom conference with a new link provided each week for each session.    

I understand and agree that:

  1. Enrollment will be on a first-come/first serve basis - there is a limit of 8 participants each session.
  2. Your completed registration is a commitment for the group.  
  3. After your initial session, you will be asked if you would like to enroll again for additional sessions.  
  4. TLC reserves the right to cancel the program if there is not sufficient enrollment.
  5. This program is not covered by insurance.

Informed Consent                                                                                        You will be asked to agree to the informed consent during registration

Teletherapy refers to providing psychotherapy services remotely using telecommunications technology such as video conferencing or telephone.  Although there are benefits of teletherapy, there are some differences between in-person psychotherapy and teletherapy as well as some risks.  

 Teletherapy sessions take place outside of the therapist’s private office; therefore, there is potential for other people to overhear sessions if you are not in a private space during the session.  TLC therapists will take reasonable steps to ensure your privacy with updated encryption methods, firewalls and back-up systems, but you should participate in therapy only while in a room or area where other people are not present, you cannot be interrupted and others cannot overhear the conversation.  Confidentiality still applies for teletherapy and the limits of confidentiality (e.g., suicidality, homicidality, child/elder abuse, etc.) still apply. Recording of sessions is prohibited.  

 Teletherapy relies on technology, which allows for greater convenience in service delivery, however there are risks in transmitting information over the internet that include, but are not limited to, breaches of confidentiality, theft of personal information and disruption of service due to technical difficulties.  

It is important to understand that teletherapy sessions have limitations as compared to in-person sessions, among those being the lack of “personal” face-to-face interactions and the limited visual and audio cues in the therapy process.  Your therapist may determine that due to certain circumstances, teletherapy is no longer appropriate and that in-person sessions would be recommended. In addition, you may choose to discontinue your teletherapy sessions at any time with written notification at least one week prior to your scheduled appointment.  

 As with any observation you may have at TLC, everything you observe during the session, or any other virtual session, is confidential and may not be shared. 

You understand that teletherapy may not be appropriate if you are experiencing a crisis, having suicidal/homicidal thoughts, severe addiction issues or impulse regulation difficulties.  If a life-threatening crisis occurs, you agree to contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-784-2433, call 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  

The laws and professional standards that apply to in-person psychological services also apply to teletherapy services.  I have read the Informed Consent for Teletherapy from TLC-The Treatment and Learning Centers.  I understand them and agree that they will be in effect during my treatment with TLC.

To learn more about programs at TLC, visit www.ttlc.org.

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