Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion among Veterans

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation


Dessa Bergen-Cico and Clear Path program representatives presented their longitudinal research as part of a 2.5 hour panel of effective dog assistance program models for veterans with PTSD. The panel discussed key differences in the program
models, research protocols, and how those differences may be reflected in their findings. Additionally they discussed lessons learned, future research, and explore the role of the industry in establishing service dog training and placement programs as valid, reimbursable, complimentary interventions for PTSD symptom relief.
PeriodSep 9 2019
Event titleAssistance Dogs International Conference 2019
Event typeConference
LocationIndianapolis, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational