Animal assisted therapy – Medical miracle or emotional fluff?
The use of H.A.I. in modern treatments The use of animals in medicine has been explored using mainly anecdotal evidence and looking at case studies. In the book Pet-orientated Child Psychotherapy (1969), Levinson explained how the counselling sessions with children were enhanced by the use of dogs. While Levinson’s findings helped spur future studies looking at animals and their uses in therapy, at the time there still lacked any hard evidence for promoting the use of animals