Philip Tedeschi, MSSW, LCSW

Institute for Human Animal Connection, University of Denver

Professor Philip Tedeschi is the Executive Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver within the Graduate School of Social Work. He has been with the University of Denver for 22 years and is the founder of the Animal Assisted Social Work Program. He is recognized for expertise in the clinical methods for Animal Assisted Interventions and coordinates the school’s Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate program for Master of Social Work (MSW) students, as well as the global Animals and Human Health professional development certificate program. Philip’s research, scholarship, presentations, training and community practice work have focused on human-animal interaction, conservation animal welfare, human ecology and international social work. Philip is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor, former course director and instructor with Outward Bound, wilderness medical technician, certified animal cruelty forensic evaluator and humane law enforcement professional.