PATH Intl. COVID-19 Bulletin
August 24, 2020
COVID-19-Specific Updates for PATH Intl. Centers, Individual Members, Certified Professionals & Friends
Enjoy today's bulletin in good health! These and other resources are always available on the PATH Intl. website COVID-19 page.
LIVE, Free Presentation! New Format! 1.5 CEs

Having Difficult Conversations While Operating
During the Pandemic
August, 25, 2020
9 am mountain timezone

As centers offer programming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many conversations are being had with staff, volunteers, participants and participants’ families/caretakers to ensure everyone is prepared to follow safe operating procedures. Some of these conversations may involve sharing information or decisions that could strike a sensitive chord for the recipient, causing them to respond with strong objection, confusion, disbelief or negative emotion. Join us for a panel discussion with tips for how to navigate various types of difficult conversations you may need to have when bringing people back--or turning them away--for on-site activities.

This presentation will be a Zoom meeting with a panel presentation followed by discussion in virtual breakout rooms.

Because of the structure of this meeting (specifically the breakout rooms), attendance will be limited to 100 attendees. If there is popular demand, additional meetings and/or discussion rooms may be offered.

Kim Berggren – PATH Intl. Advanced TRI with CTRI™ certification, ESMHL, TRI Faculty/Evaluator and Site Visitor. Lead Instructor. Education coordinator, PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (PAC) Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, MI

Maggee Harrison – PATH Intl. CTRI™, ESMHL and Site Visitor. Adaptive horsemanship program director/ center rep., PATH Intl. PAC Eagle Mount, Bozeman, MT

Sara Jones – PATH Intl. Advanced TRI with CTRI™ certification. Chief operating officer, PATH Intl. PAC Ride On LA, Los Angeles, CA

Megan Morrissey, LCSW, LAC – PATH Intl. CTRI™. Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center, Lafayette, CO  

Aviva Vincent, PhD, LMSW – PATH Intl. CTRI™ and ESMHL. Director of program quality at PATH Intl. PAC Fieldstone Farm, Chagrin Falls, OH
We continue to research and gather information to assist centers in maintaining operations during this challenging time. If you have suggestions or ideas, please email Kathy Alm. We might include those ideas in a future communication.