U of S pilot study shows benefits of animal therapy for addictions treatment – 20 CKRM

November 07, 2016

People who participated in mental health and addictions treatment programs involving horses reported therapeutic benefits.

The pilot study was conducted by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina.

Colleen Dell, Research Chair in One Health and Wellness at the U of S, says four treatment sites took part.

Two focused on therapeutic horsemanship, one involved self-development through interactions with horses and another included a psychotherapist, a licensed therapist and a horse professional with the client.

Read More: http://www.620ckrm.com/2016/11/07/u-of-s-pilot-study-show-benefits-of-animal-therapy-for-addictions-treatment/

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