November 30, 2023
Categories: Continuing Education

Join us on December 14th for the next webcast in the Maddie’s® Insights series, The Development of and Research on the Family Bondedness Scale.”  This one hour event will be presented by William M. Nugent, PhD, Professor at the College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

The Family Bondedness Scale (FBS) was designed to measure scores which represent the degree to which a person is emotionally and affectionately bonded to a pet as a member of their family. This presentation will cover the development and use of and research to date on the FBS when measuring equivalence between cat and dog owners. Dr. Nugent will go over the rationale for the scale, what it is intended to measure, how it was developed, how scores on the scale should be interpreted and how it should be scored and used. He will also discuss current research on the scale and the implications of the results in both veterinary research and practice.

Dr. William (Bill) Nugent is a Professor at the College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has been with the College of Social Work for over 30 years. He is former Director of the Ph.D. Program and former Associate Dean for Research. His areas of specialization include measurement and quantitative methods. He has also been conducting research on the links between violent political rhetoric and violence, including mass shootings and police shootings of civilians. He and his wife ran a Great Dane rescue organization for a number of years, and he is one of few professors with a background as a catcher in a flying trapeze act.

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and you will get a link to the recording. To see the recordings, make sure you also sign up for Maddie’s® University.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association and has been submitted for approval for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.