The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy for Psychiatric Patients

The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy for Psychiatric Patients

Lauren Salvatore Farkas, Psy.D – of the Early Treatment Program at Northwell Health – talks about the use and benefits of animal assisted therapy for psychiatric patients. Northwell Health’s Early Treatment Program for young psychiatric patients is a unique and innovative intervention program for teenagers and young adults who are experiencing psychotic symptoms for the first time.

About Northwell Health:
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. For more information, please visit http://www.northwell.edu.

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