(I.E.T.) was certified by SQS (eduQua-procedure) as an official
continuing education institution in Switzerland from 2001 to 2015.
continuing education courses were officially given "in
association with the Zoology Institute (now the IEU) of the
University of Zurich up to 2011"
in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling
(I.E.T. in German) is the oldest institution in Switzerland, and one
of the oldest in Europe, to offer professional continuing education
in the field of applied companion animal ethology, animal psychology
and behavioural therapy. Since 2015 it cooperates with the Swiss
professional association of behavioural counselors VIETA
(www.vieta.ch) which offers newly
organized courses (only in the German language).
education in animal assisted interventions
April 1999 (through 2016) I.E.A.P. together with the
psychotherapeutic practice Altamira (in St. Gallen) has offered a
two-year continuing education course in Zurich for specialists
(social workers, special educators, psychologists, psychotherapists,
psychiatrists) wishing to learn how companion animals may be
optimally involved in their therapeutic, educational and/or social
work. (Course language: German)
2017, the organization of this course will be done by the Swiss
professional association for animal-assisted therapy and activities,
GTTA (see www.gtta.ch ).