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Darlene Chalmers

PhD, RSW, Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina

Dr. Darlene Chalmers is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean Undergraduate in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina. Darlene has a deep understanding of the human-animal relationships and their implications for social work practice. She developed an undergraduate social work elective course, Animals, Social Work & Society, and a graduate elective course, Social Work and the Environment. Darlene has worked alongside therapy dogs and service dogs in her practice and research, with a focus on substance use health contexts. She has contributed to the literature in the area of animal assisted interventions on equine assisted intervention programs, therapy dogs on university campuses, and therapy dog programs in prisons. She is the co-founder of the PAWSitive Support Canine Assisted Learning Program at Drumheller Institution and has contributed to the development of a therapy dog program at the Correctional Service Canada Prairie Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.

Website - Pawsitive Connections Lab

Darlene Chalmers
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