The Kerulos Learning Instiute offers instructor-led learning opportunities in the form of live webinars and other online formats.
Course Offerings 2013
A new series of webinar intensives is being offered beginning Saturday, March 30.
The courses, A Meeting of Minds and Inner Sanctuary, are taught in succession by Kerulos executive director Gay Bradshaw. They are grounded in Dr. Bradshaw's research and writings in trans-species psychology that forms the scientific foundation for animal protection and conservation.
A Meeting of Minds is pre-requisite for Inner Sanctuary. A tuition discount for Inner Sanctuary is available to learners who have registered for A Meeting of Minds.
NOTE: Additional education opportunities are available through The Kerulos Center's Sacred Bones program.
A Meeting of Minds: Fundamentals of Trans-species Psychology
As a study of the mind, psychology uniquely intersects science, philosophy, and spirituality. Historically, the study of the mind has been a topic limited to understanding human minds—what, why, and how we think and feel the ways we do. Now, with "discoveries" from diverse fields, in particular recognition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in elephants, horses, chimpanzees and others, the study of human and other animal minds are united in the single conceptual umbrella of trans-species psychology.
What we know about human minds and emotions can be applied to other animals and vice versa. This new species common framework provides the conceptual foundation for ethical, legal, and social movements of animal protection and conservation. Drawing from examples of elephants, chimpanzees, parrots, horses, and others, this course explores fundamental concepts and methods to understand how what we know, an d don't know, about the human mind applies to other species.
This course is designed for learners from diverse fields including conservation, human and other animal (mental) healthcare, advocacy, and sanctuary. Objectives include discussion of: (1) theory, philosophy, and applications of trans-species psychology; (2) differences between a psychological versus ethological perspective in research and practice; (3) ethical, practical, and philosophical implications for conservation, a trans-species pedagogy, and practice at home and in society. This course is entrée to the intensive course, Inner Sanctuary.
Duration: Four 2.0 hour sessions Cost: $325 (US). When: Saturday, March 30, April 13, 20, 27 TIme: 10am -12pm PDT (1700-1900 UTC)
Prerequisite: A Meeting of Minds: Fundamentals of Trans-species Psychology
This is the second half of a two-course series on the new field of trans-species psychology. It focuses on the "other side of the coin" of attachment theory: stress, psychological trauma, affect dysregulation, self recovery and their neural correlates. Through theory and case studies, we look at diverse examples of what defines trauma, the "trauma spectrum," and its implications for animal care, ethics, law, and conservation.
We will also examine various aspects of human-other animal relationships through the lens of traumatology related to topics such as animal assisted therapy, ecopsychology, captivity, domestication, food industry, translocation, artificial insemination, exposure therapy, "behavioral training" and captive breeding.
Lectures, reading material, and assignments are designed for learners from diverse fields including conservation, human and other animal (mental) healthcare, advocacy, and sanctuary. Course objectives include developing an understanding of: (1) neurobiological and psychophysiological mechanisms of stress and trauma; (2) psychological injury and repair; (3) the relationship between attachment style, stress dysregulation, and recovery/rehabilitation; (4) introductory methods and ethics relating animal psychotherapy and trauma recovery.
Duration: Four 2.0 hour sessions Cost: $325 (US), $275 if also registered for A Meeting of Minds Dates:: Saturday, May 11, 18, 25, June 1 TIme: 10am -12pm PDT (1700-1900 UTC)
REGISTER NOW (If you have already registered for A Meeting of Minds, you can receive a $100 discount on Inner Sanctuary. To receive the discount, first register and make payment for A Meeting of Minds. Then register for Inner Sanctuary, applying the discount code, BOTH, when making payment.)
Refund Poicy and Alternative Payment
Tuition is non-refundable, but may be applied to future courses. If you would like to arrange other, offline means of payment to The Kerulos Center, please contact us.
"Lauren and friend", courtesy Phoebe Green Linden
About Our Online Courses Courses at the Kerulos Learning Institute form the basis for understanding how to restore the lives and societies of animals everywhere. They are designed for a wide audience, including students, mental health, medical, and sanctuary professionals, conservationists, and those interested in animal protection, animal rights, and animal sentience in general.
Maximum class size—Ten (exceptions made for private in-service trainings)
Participative—We include discussion time additional to the lecture to answer student questions.
Scheduling—A core set of courses will be offered regularly. Specialized courses will be available at various times. If your organization wishes to schedule a customized session for a given course, this can be arranged.
What you need—A computer, fast internet connection, telephone or VoIP, and a quiet room.