BOARD

Prof. Dr. Andrea M. Beetz

Prof. Dr. Andrea M. Beetz

President

Psychologist

Studies and doctorate in Psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Post Doc in Special Education at the University of Rostock, Professor for Special Education at the IUBH International University of Applied Sciences. Research on various aspects of the human-animal relationship.

E-mail: a.beetz@isaat.org

Dr. Rainer Wohlfarth

Dr. Rainer Wohlfarth

Vice President

Psychologist
Licensed Psychotherapist

He has been involved in animal-assisted interventions since 2006 and has published numerous scientific papers on the subject. At the same time, as a psychological psychotherapist, he uses his dog Thimba as well as donkeys in his daily work.

E-mail: r.wohlfarth@isaat.org

Sabine Baumeister

Sabine Baumeister

Treasure

Business graduate, management trainer, Tomatis therapist, certified equine therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

Director of the further education institute equi motion in Luxembourg and board member of ISAAT since 2018. Equine therapist and trauma therapist (SE). She has been working in animal assisted interventions since 2008 and mainly involves horses in her therapeutic work. She is author and co-author of several publications.

E-mail: s.baumeister@isaat.org

Bettina Freimut

Bettina Freimut

Chair of the Accreditation Board

Leader of the Accreditation Commission

Preschool teacher, officially certified dog trainer, certified specialist for animal-assisted interventions

Head of the Institute “Tiere im Einsatz”, since 2009 managing partner and trainer at ‘Die SachHundigen – Ausbildungszentrum für Hund & Mensch’, since 2007 work with animal-assisted interventions , interventions with dogs, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, since 2010 trainer of intervention teams for professional animal-assisted interventions,  consulting work for the Bundesverband für tiergestützte Intervention e.V. (Federal Association for Animal-Assisted Intervention). (BTI), responsible person of PFOTE – Professionelle Mensch-Hund-Teams für tiergestützte Interventionen

E-mail: b.freimut@isaat.org

OFFICE  OF  ISAAT

Candela Hüsgen

Head Office of the ISAAT

Candela Jasmin Hüsgen has more than fifteen years of experience in animal-assisted interventions with dogs. She has completed a very goal-oriented development in human and animal welfare, training and therapy. She began as a kindergarten teacher, followed by the study of Animal Management, bringing two passions together: Working with children and dogs. She specialises in dog-assisted interventions, is a registered dog trainer, and studied pedagogical science with a central focus on ethics and policies at Radboud University. Her work is based on high ethical and quality standards without losing focus on balancing all needs: the client, the dog and the professional.
She also works as an animal-assisted therapist for children with behavioural problems living in residential homes.
Since 2021, she has been working as PhD at the Radboud Univerity and is researching Dog Assisted Therapy in the Netherlands.
Next to these activities, she has been a speaker at different conferences and is a docent for animal-assisted therapy with dogs.
Since november 2023 she is acting as Secretary of the Isaat

E-Mail: info@isaat.org

CONTACT

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