Papers related to Lead the Way’s work

Below is a list of papers related to Lead the Way’s work.

M. G. Jones, K. Filia, S. M. Rice and S. M. Cotton (2024). Guidance on Minimum Standards for Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Adolescent Mental Health: Delphi Expert Consensus on Health, Safety, and Canine Welfare. Animals. Vol. 14 Issue 5. DOI: 10.3390/ani14050705

M. G. Jones, K. Filia, S. Rice and S. Cotton (2023). Human-Animal Interactions. Guidance on minimum standards for canine-assisted psychotherapy in adolescent mental health: Delphi expert consensus on terminology, qualifications and training. Vol. 11 Issue 1. DOI: 10.1079/hai.2023.0041

T. J. Howell, L. Nieforth, C. Thomas-Pino, L. Samet, S. Agbonika, F. Cuevas-Pavincich, et al. (2022). Defining Terms Used for Animals Working in Support Roles for People with Support Needs. Animals. Vol. 12 Issue 15. DOI: 10.3390/ani12151975

M. G. Jones, S. M. Rice and S. M. Cotton (2019). Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Treatments for Adolescents: A systematic review of canine-assisted psychotherapy.PLoS One. Vol. 14 Issue 1 Pages e0210761

M.G. Jones, S.M. Rice, & S. M. Cotton (2018) Who Let The Dogs Out. Therapy Dogs in Clinical Practice. Australasian Psychiatry, 26 (2) p. 196-199

Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy in mental health treatments for adolescents: A systematic review of Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy (2018) Poster presented at the ISAZ Conference, Sydney, July 2018

J.Heerde, M.G. Jones, & P. Fotiadis (2017) ‘Happiness is hugging a therapy dog’: Exploring the Use of Animal Assisted Interventions with Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Parity 30 (10) p. 47

Animal-Assisted Interventions for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems. A Review of Selected Literature – AAT Literature Review by Naomi Adams

Animal-Assisted Interventions for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems (Research Report) – AAT Research Report by Naomi Adams

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Young People. Prevention of Anxiety, Depression & Substance Abuse – Mental Health & Wellbeing in Young People

Books We Found Useful

Below you will find the names of various books that we have found useful in our journey to learn more about Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) in all of their forms.

Parish-Plass, N., (Ed) (2013). Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy. Theory, Issues, and Practice. Indiana, Purdue University Press.

Fine, A. (Ed) (2015).  Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy. Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions. 4e United Kingdom, Academic Press.

Chandler, N., (2012). Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counselling. 2e. New York, Routledge.

Julius, H., Beets, A., Kotrschal, K., Turner, D., & Uvnas-Moberg, K., (2013). Attachment to Pets. An Integrative View of Human-Animal Relationships with Implications for Therapeutic Practice. USA, Hogrefe.

Pichot, T., (2012). Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy. A Solution-Focused Approach. 2e New York, Routledge

Of interest to Occupational Therapists may be the books published by Melissa Winkle, and available at her website –