Publications

  • Kazdin, A.E. (2010). Methodological standards and strategies for establishing the evidence base of animal-assisted therapies. In A.H. Fine (Ed.), Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice (3rd ed.) (pp. 519-546). Burlington, MA: Academic Press.

  • Kazdin, A.E. (2011). Establishing the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapies: Methodological standards, issues, and strategies. In P. McCardle, S. McCune, J. A. Griffin, & V. Maholmes (Eds.), How animals affect us: Examining the influence of human-animal interaction on child development and human health (pp. 35-51). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Rabbitt, S., Kazdin, A.E., & Hong, J. (2014). Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: Attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems. Anthrozoös, 27, 335-350.

  • Crossman, M.K., & Kazdin, A.E. (2015). Animal visitation programs in colleges and universities: An efficient model for reducing student stress. In A. Fine (Ed.), Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Academic Press.

  • Kazdin, A.E. (2015). Methodological standards and strategies for establishing the evidence base of animal-assisted therapies. In A.H. Fine (Ed.), Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for applying animal-assisted interventions (4th ed.). New York, NY: Elsevier.

  • Rabbitt, S.M., Kazdin, A.E., & Scassellati, B. (2015). Integrating socially assistive robotics into mental healthcare interventions: applications and recommendations for expanded use. Clinical Psychology Review, 35, 35-46.

  • Crossman, M.K., & Kazdin, A.E. (in press). Letter to the editor: Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with autism spectrum disorder: A response to Wright and colleagues. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  • Crossman, M.K., Kazdin, A.E., & Knudson, K. (in press). Brief unstructured interaction with a dog reduces distress. Anthrozoös.

  • Rabbitt, S.M., Kazdin, A.E., & Hong, J.H. (in press). Acceptability of robot-assisted therapy for disruptive behavior problems in children. Archives of Scientific Psychology.

Presentations

  • Crossman, M.K. (2014, August). Therapy dogs in university settings: Prevalence, supporting evidence, and future directions. Poster presented at the Division 17 Student Poster Session at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

  • Crossman, M.K. (2015, February). Using interactions with animals to reduce the burden of mental illness. Invited talk presented at the Yale University School of Medicine. New Haven, CT.

  • Kazdin, A.E. (2015, April). Animal-assisted interventions: Strategies to improve the evidence base. Presented at the Workshop on Animal-Assisted Interventions in Special Populations, MARS/National Institute of Child Health and Development, Bethesda, MD.

  • Crossman, M.K., Kazdin, A.E., & Knudson, K. (2015, May). Brief interactions with a dog reduce stress: A proof of concept study. Poster presented at the annual convention  of the Association of Psychological Science, New York, NY.

  • Crossman, M.K., & Kazdin, A.E. (2015, July). Using interactions with animals to reduce psychological distress: A review. Paper presented at the 24th annual conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology, Saratoga Springs, NY.