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

Prof. Dr. Karin Hediger

Prof. Dr. Karin Hediger

Secretary

Licensed Psychologist for Psychotherapy FSP, Licensed Psychologist for Child and Adolescent Psychology FSP.

She has been working on the human-animal relationship for many years and has a doctorate in this field. She has completed training in animal-assisted therapy at I.E.T. Switzerland as well as training as a riding therapist SG-TR.
In addition to her clinical work as a psychotherapist, she conducts research on the psychobiological effects of animals on humans at the Psychological Institute of the University of Basel, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the REHAB Basel and is involved in the One Health concept.

E-mail: k.hediger@isaat.org

Livia Nocerini

Livia Nocerini

Treasurer

Clinical Psychologist
Therapist in relational psychosomatics (Prof. Sami Ali, Paris)
Animal assisted interventions in psychiatry

E-mail: l.nocerini@isaat.org

Sabine Baumeister

Sabine Baumeister

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

Chairwoman 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 , use of 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), chairwoman of PFOTE – Professionelle Mensch-Hund-Teams für tiergestützte Interventionen.e.V.

E-mail: b.freimut@isaat.org

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