It is the contact for affected families and patients regarding medical questions. It monitors the adherence of the certification guidelines in the therapy centres certified by dolphin aid.
The members are also very active in the field of research. They initiate research projects and publish scientific articles in professional journals. Please meet the exclusively unsalaried members of this dolphin aid committee:
Dr. med. Peter Bernius
From experience to commitment
The head doctor of the children’s orthopaedics centre of the orthopaedic clinic in Munich-Harlaching doesn’t do things by halves: In 2001, he assured himself of the work and qualification of the specialists in Florida. Since then, he advocated dolphin aid and dolphin assisted therapy.
Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Drevs
Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Drevs is an internationally renowned specialist for carcinoses. After a successful pilot project for the pain relief of cancer patients with the help of dolphin assisted therapy, he now conducts further innovative projects, like treating multiple sclerosis patients with intensive dolphin assisted therapy.
Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Kraus de Camargo
“It is impressive to witness dolphin assisted therapy! But we humans also would like to understand things. dolphin aid’s openness to face scientific questions and to enable studies to understand dolphin assisted therapy better motivates me to support these efforts in the scientific advisory council.”
Kirsten Kuhnert, as founder of Dolphin Aid, helped pioneering dolphin therapy. She recognized, initiated and experienced the knowledge of the scientific underpinning of the perception of this therapy very early on. She is the link between patients, families, relationships, psychologists, therapists and institutions. Her book “Beweis eines Wunders”, in which she illustrates dolphin therapy together with well-known scientists, gold-plated as a popular scientific work on dolphin therapy. Kirsten Kuhnert’s personal goal is to have dolphin therapy recognized by the healthcare system.
Dr. med. Jasmin Mayer-Rosa
Dr. med. Jasmin Mayer-Rosa has been a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry in her own office for ten years.
As early as 2000, she flew to Florida with a patient from her clinic to attend dolphin therapy and was able to travel back with a clearly stabilized child. Since then, she has repeatedly witnessed what is possible with animal-assisted intensive therapy with dolphins.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Oerter
Prof. Dr. Oerter is a worldwide acknowledged expert in the field of behavioural science. Even after retiring from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, he dedicates himself to his field with unimpaired energy. This includes the willingness to set an example: Prof. Dr. Oerter was the first to allow a dissertation about dolphin assisted therapy!
Stefanie von Fallois
Stefanie von Fallois is a diploma-psychologist and therapist for dolphin assisted therapy since 2001. She was first at the Center in Key Largo and is a Guest Therapist in Curacao since 2007. For nearly 20 years she assists families and their children by making huge steps forward. She enriches the Scientific advisory board with her great experience and her “psychological” perspective. “Whenever I am in Curacao, I can experience that something very special is happening there. Animal-assisted therapy with dolphins is much more than the sum of its individual elements ”