Clinical Psychologist Dr. Laura Pedersen partners with her Australian Shepherd Therapy Dog Jameson to implement Animal-Assisted Interventions in corrections.

In this 64th episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I talk with Dr. Laura Pedersen about her experiences volunteering through Pet Partners with her mini Australian Shepherd Jameson as well as what it was like to create a program in her work to implement Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) in corrections where Jameson joins her for both individual and group therapy.

If you’re ready to learn more about Laura’s work with Jameson, let’s dive in:

In this episode, we discuss …

  • Why Laura recommends beginning with volunteer work.
  • How she learned to read Jameson’s communication.
  • How Jameson helps her to reach the people she works with.

Key moments you won’t want to miss:

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