Animal Assisted Therapy and ADHD
Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102424
About the Course:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the most ubiquitous mental health problem in children, has been associated with poor self-esteem. Psychosocial interventions have aimed to improve self-esteem among this group, with the aim of reducing the development of comorbid depression and anxiety. The present study implemented a randomized control design to examine the possibility of Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) using Human Animal Interaction therapy dogs as a viable approach to improving self-esteem among children with ADHD.
February 2015 and November 2018
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, school psychologists and social workers treating children and adolescent patients with ADHD.
Describe the impact both CBT and Animal Assisted Interaction and Canine Assisted Interaaction can have on children. his course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Identify the differences among the outcomes of both therapies.
Extrapolate AAI and CAI as viable alternatives to other therapies including pharmacotherapy.
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