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What Is LIMA All About?

If you are wanting to learn more about LIMA this 2 part series from the 2021 APDT conference has what you are looking for!

What is LIMA and how do we assess if training is “really” LIMA? 
Part 1: During this hour-long presentation, we will examine why and how different approaches to teaching new and replacement behaviors adhere to the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) ethical standard. This will be a critical examination of what choice is and isn’t; what is aversive; and how to assess if something is, or is not, aversive to an individual animal.


LIMA-Based Case Studies: What is least and minimally, anyway?
Part 2: Using a case study approach, we will examine behavior modification practices using the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) ethical standard. During this session, we will critically examine the considerations for how LIMA was applied to each behavior plan and execution. We will also emphasize how to assess what is “intrusive” and what is “aversive” for each specific animal.

Instructor: 
Mara Velez, M.A., CPDT-KA, is the executive director of the Shelter Playgroup Alliance of Oakland, California. Mara was a shelter behavior consultant where she designed and implemented shelter behavior and enrichment programs, from volunteer training to playgroups. Mara has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and completed all of the course work for a doctorate, and also completed KPA, LLA, and other animal-related programs.


CEUs: 2

IAABC, CCPDT, KPA

Note- Webinars are good for 90 days after purchase date.