1303, 2020

Canine Assisted Psychotherapy

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Over the past twenty years, canine-assisted psychotherapy (CAP) has dramatically gained popularity as an adjunct therapy in the mental health field. The origins of CAP are traced back to the 1960s when Dr. Boris Levinson first discovered the positive effect his dog had on his patients. Although research evidence regarding CAP’s effectiveness is still limited, the anecdotal evidence is clear. For those clients who enjoy dogs, their presence brings comfort, reduces anxiety and fosters a sense of safety in the therapeutic environment. What is the benefit of CAP? For many, dogs can provide a sense of calm and comfort [...]

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