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. 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. 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.”
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 ”