Anyone considering certificating in pet loss? I know the APLB (http://www.aplb.org/aplb/counselor_training.html) has a counselor and an intern program. As a huge animal lover and rescue supporter, I have a major soft spot for animals (was originally pre-vet, but just couldn't ultimately face some of the issues, I'm a softie). Having lost a treasured pet myself recently (brown bunny ^Frankie^ in my avatar), I know how few resources there are and how little people seem to understand the effect of pet loss. Anyway, I know this wouldn't be all I specialize in (having a concentration in neuro and primary care), however I feel a major major pull towards this and really think I could make a difference. For group class, I designed (complete with session work) what a counseling group would run as and have ammassed a large database of articles, books, etc on this topic) I was wondering what everyone thought about this- have you too run into a lack of knowledge and experts in this area? As I apply for internship, I really wish one of the search options on APPIC's site would have something for pet bereavement- I wonder if any programs offer it? I assume I will have to pick this up post-doc.