Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy

Rusty the therapy dog


Rusty the therapy dog assisting in counseling.


For more information, contact

Cynthia K. Chandler, Ed.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S
Counseling Program
Department of Counseling and Higher Education
1155 Union Circle, #310829
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Phone: 940 565 2914 and 940 565 2910


Dr. Cynthia Chandler is a 2009 recipient of the Thelma Duffey Vision and Innovation Award from the Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association. She is a 2006 recipient of the Beyond Limits Award for Pet Partners Instructor and Evaluator along with her dogs Rusty and Dolly. And, she is a recipient of the 2006 Texas Counseling Association’s Writer of the Year Award for the first edition of her book, Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling, published in 2005.