Animal Assisted Therapy and ADHD

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.

Publication Date:

February 2015 and November 2018

Authors

Sabrina E. B. Schuck

University of California, Irvine, USA

Heather L. Johnson

School Psychology, College of Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Natasha A. Emmerson

University of California, Irvine, USA

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, school psychologists and social workers treating children and adolescent patients with ADHD.

Course Objectives:

  1. 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.

  2. Identify the differences among the outcomes of both therapies.

  3. Extrapolate AAI and CAI as viable alternatives to other therapies including pharmacotherapy.

The Role of Animal Assisted Intervention on Improving Self-Esteem in Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Canine-Assisted Therapy for Children With ADHD: Preliminary Findings From The Positive Assertive Cooperative Kids Study

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Course Number: 102424
Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $10.46
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