A comprehensive and in-depth dive into Emotional Support Animal Letter Writing...

Learn the latest case law, evidence-based best practices, and current research, in The Basics of Emotional Support Animal Letter Writing course you will walk away with a 51-page full-color workbook featuring easy-to-use templates, client handouts, documentation examples, and checklists for your practice, so you can start seeing clients today.

Build your Clinical Expertise

Learn research-backed best practices for writing ESA letters while exploring the impact of integrating an animal into your client's treatment plan. Benefit from easy-to-use templates and guidance on documentation, including checklists and informed consent example forms.

Up-To-Date Information

The course incorporates the latest research and legal standards on Emotional Support Animals, ensuring you are well-prepared to manage compliance effectively and understand the boundaries of your scope of practice.

Self-paced Learning

Modules designed to fit your pace, filled with relevant resources, and links. Additionally, you will receive a comprehensive course companion workbook, providing you with tangible checklists, templates, documentation examples, and handouts to help prepare you to see clients immediately.


Why take the training?

Why is being Trained in ESAs important?

According to the ethical codes for counselors and therapists, practitioners must operate within their areas of competence. Various state licensing boards have issued statements emphasizing the necessity for clinicians to possess appropriate training before issuing Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letters. Additionally, multiple states have enacted laws that outline specific requirements for utilizing an ESA as an accommodation. These requirements typically include a comprehensive assessment of both the client and their need for an ESA.

How Current are the Trainings?

The on-demand Basics of ESA Letter writing course was updated and published in July of 2024. It will continue to be updated as laws and board guidance comes out or changes.  We strive to keep the course as up-to-date as possible, so that you do not miss out on important information that can impact your practice.

Who are the Trainers of the Course?

The owner of the Pawsitive Therapist, Sarah Newcomer, MS IMFT, is a licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a former animal trainer. Her bio can be found here.
Write your awesome label here.

Never miss our news

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Receive updates on courses, blogs, and law updates direct to your in box!
Thank you!
Created with