Psychology Today Features Canine Companions Graduates

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Psychology Today writer Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. attended the Southwest Region’s February 2023 service dog graduation ceremony where she met graduate teams Betsy with Service Dog Mara and Michelle with Service Dog Earlene. Chris attended the graduation with her husband and learned about the life-changing work Betsy and Michelle’s new canine partners would do to help provide lives with increased independence and confidence. 

Read the articles below:

How a Dog’s Journey is Helping Hundreds of People *

Love and Hope, Even After Trauma *

How a Service Dog Helped with Anxiety and Depression *

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