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Therapy Dogs and Recovery from Addiction | Colleen Anne Dell | TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan

By Colleen Anne Dell

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What if we included domesticated animals, and in particular dogs, into the recovery plans of people struggling with addictions? Colleen Anne Dell is a Professor & Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology and School of Public Health. She is a Senior Research Associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Working alongside community and academic partners, Dr. Dells’ research focuses on healing from addictions and mental health, with attention to animal-assisted interventions. She has worked alongside several registered therapy dogs, including within and alongside federal prisons, addictions treatment clients, and war veterans.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2019
Publisher TedX Talks
Size/Length 15:41
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnuErjSmWng
Language English
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  1. Addiction
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Dogs
  5. Mammals
  6. open access
  7. Pets and companion animals
  8. recovery
  9. therapy animals
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  1. open access