July 9, 2012 - The sorrow that is often associated with the loss of a pet is sometimes misunderstood by those who don't understand the bond between pet and owner. Although pet loss if grief is something that seems to be quite mundane, it happens to many people, especially those who have a special bond of friendship formed with their pets. In these situations pet loss grief
counseling is recommended in order for the person to come to terms with the loss and be able to move on. The American Institute of Healthcare Professionals has recently opened its doors to those who wish to be certified as pet loss grief counselors. The program aims to provide licensing certification to various healthcare professionals who want to venture in this type of profession and be able to help people aside from the usual medical assistance and care.
There are at present six courses offered by AIHCP that applicants need to pass before being certified as grief counselors for people who have lost their pets. Those who have a background in nursing, veterinary medicine, clinical medicine, social work, and Christian counseling
among others are qualified to enroll in these courses, and if you have a career in one of these fields then you certainly can become a grief counselor.
AIHCP now also employs an open enrollment policy for applicants who want to obtain certification and recertification. This means that you can sign up for their courses anytime and be able to start your certification program based on your schedule. A pet loss grief recovery certification program is about 170 hours, and you can complete them in a three-year period.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals aims to provide quality continuing education and certification course for health care individuals wishing to improve their skills and become more competent in their craft. The organization offers nationwide certification in various healthcare programs and professions and provides them with the needed knowledge to meet certification and recertification requirements. The average fee for certification application is $175, and if you want to get more information you can simply visit the website at http://www.aihcp.org/
. You can also give them a call at 330-652-7776 or fax them at 330-652-7575 if you have any questions or inquiries you need answers to right away. Get in touch with the organization if you want to take part of their certification and recertification programs for healthcare professionals across the country.
Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, RN, FACHE
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc.
2400 Niles-Cortland Rd. S.E. Suite # 4
Warren Ohio 44484