Dog helps young woman with schizophrenia

The Friends of Manningham Dogs and Cats (FOMDAC), a local organisation in one of Melbourne’s suburbs, carries a story about one of their members, a young woman called Mirian who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 13. She was very withdrawn, but getting a dog call Spud made a great difference to her life. Read her story here.

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About transformational1

I have many interests and I have had a varied career. I am a semi-retired professional dog trainer, specialising in the use of positive reinforcement. I do some consultations, I run instructor workshops and I am setting up a Dogs and Psychotherapy Research Project. I have a law degree from Melbourne University (but have never practiced) and I am passionate about Human Rights. My first degree was in Sociology. I worked as a social researcher on issues such as low income housing, women's refuges and women in the workforce. I live in an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and I have a German Shepherd called Chance.
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