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Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Canine-Assisted Therapy (CAT) is a therapeutic practice that has been growing in popularity in recent years but unfortunately has little research to show evidence of effectiveness. This article focuses specificallyon the use of canines in therapeutic environments. Use of canines in a therapy setting may be a source of confusion due to the many assistance role that canines can provide, including hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, and service dogs. This article provides clarity regarding CAT and includes recommendations for counselors considering the use of dogs in their therapeutic practice.
Kee, Melissa, "Canine-assisted therapy: Incorporating canines into the therapeutic experience" (2021). Educational Specialist, 2020-current. 25.