Research Studies:


Adams, N. (2009). Animal assisted interventions for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. Community Health, 1(1), 1-53.


Brodie, S. J. & Biley, F. C. (1999). An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy. Journal of Clinical Nursing 8(4), 329-337.


Dashnaw-Stiles, L. A. (2001). Animal-assisted therapy with children and the elderly: A critical review (Doctoral dissertation). UMI No. 3014937


Davis, K. (2007). Perspectives of Youth in an Animal-Centered Correctional Vocational Program: A Qualitative Evaluation of Project Pooch (Doctoral dissertation). Portland State University, Portland, OR.


The Delta Society (1996). The human-animal health connection: Standards of practice for animal-assisted activities and therapy (PDF document).


The Delta Society (1997). Animal-assisted therapy, therapeutic interventions [PDF document].


 Fine, A. H. (2010). Incorporating animal-assisted therapy into psychotherapy: guidelines and suggestions for therapists. In Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy (3rd ed.). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


O’Callaghan, D. M. (2008). Exploratory study of animal assisted therapy interventions used by mental health professionals (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, Denton, TX.


Merriam, S. (2005). Humanizing Prisons with Animals: A Closer Look at "Cell Dogs" and Horse Programs in Correctional Institutions. Journal of Correctional Education.


Nimer, J. & Lundahl, B. (2007). Animal assisted therapy: A meta-analysis. Anthrozoos, 20(3), p. 225-238. doi: 102752/089279307X22473


Souter, M. A. & Miller, M. D. (2007). Do animal-assisted activities effectively treat depression? A meta-analysis. Anthrozoos, 20 (2), 167-180. doi: 10.2752/175303707X207954


Texas Juvenile Justice Department (2012). PAWS brochure (PDF document). Retrieved from


The Therapy Dog Training Institute (1999). Utilizing therapy dogs in mental health settings (PDF document).


Thomas, J. (2014). Human Animal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth: Assessing the Change in Cognitions, Emotional Intelligence and Empathy (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.


Urichuk, L. J. & Anderson, D. (2003). The Chimo Project: Improving mental health through animal-assisted therapy (Manual). Retrieved from


Walsh, F. (2009). Human-animal bonds I: The relational significance of companion animals. Family Process, 48, 481-499.


Zasloff, R. A., Hart, L. A., & Weiss, J. M. (2003). Dog training as a violence prevention tool for at-risk adolescents. Anthrozoos, 16(4), 352-359.

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