Hi there, I'm talking to you. Yes, you. My name is Sherrie. My pup's name is Sunny and we are training to be an Animal Assisted Counseling team. You are listening to the Therapy Dog Talk podcast, the show that interviews past, present, and future Therapy Dog teams about how they're making an impact in their communities. Today we're talking with Dr.
Taylor Chasten Griffin about her experiences incorporating therapy animals into her own work as a mental health professional, as well as her roles as executive director at the Association of Animal Assisted Intervention Professionals and the National Director of AAI Advancement at Pet Partners. We'll discuss how Taylor began her career as a dog trainer before becoming a mental health professional, why she decided to contribute to AAI research a