Sarah Palm, Researcher, Nature Based Therapeutics at the University of Minnesota
Colleen Crockford, Human-Animal Bond Social Worker with Crockford Consulting
Dr. Tim Lewis, Professor at the University of St. Thomas
Anyone who has ever loved a pet doesn’t need an improv comedy show to tell them that animals can make us better versions of ourselves. Yet a growing body of research is expanding our understanding of the science behind the human-animal connection. We spoke with three experts about how animals are used in therapy today and about the cutting edge of research in this field.