Dr. Barker is an associate professor of psychiatry, internal medicine, and anesthesiology at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and an adjunct professor of small animal clinical sciences at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has published numerous papers on the human-companion animal interaction.
Allen KM, Blascovitch J, Tomaka J, Kelsey RM (1991), Presence of human friends and pet dogs as moderators of autonomic responses to stress in women. J Pers Soc Psychol 61(4):582-589.
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Arnold JC (1995), Therapy dogs and the dissociative patient: Preliminary observations. Dissociation 8(4):247-252.
Barba BE (1995), The positive influence of animals: Animal-assisted therapy in acute care. Clin Nurs Spec 9(4):199-202. See comments.
Barker SB (1993), Pet owners no longer grieve alone. Am Counselor 2(4):26-31.
Barker SB, Barker, RT (1990), Investigation of the construct validity of the Family Life Space Diagram. J Ment Health Counseling 12:506-514.
Barker SB, Barker RT (1988), The human-canine bond: Closer than family ties? J Ment Health Counseling 10:46-56.
Barker SB, Dawson KS (1998), The effects of animal-assisted therapy on anxiety ratings of hospitalized psychiatric patients. Psychiatr Serv 49 (6):797-801.
Barker SB, Barker RT, Dawson KS, Knisely JS (1997), The use of the family life space diagram in establishing interconnectedness: a preliminary study of sexual abuse survivors, their significant others and pets. Individual Psychol 53(4):435-450.
Batson K, McCabe BW, Baun MM et al. (1995), The effect of a therapy dog on socialization and physiologic indicators of stress in persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Animals, Health and Quality of Life: Abstract Book. Paris, France: AFIRAC.
Beck A, Seraydarian L, Hunter GF (1986), The use of animals in the rehabilitation of psychiatric inpatients. Psychol Rep 58(1):63-66.
Blue GF (1986), The value of pets in children's lives. Childhood Education 24:85-89.
Brickel CM (1980), A review of the roles of pet animals in psychotherapy and with the elderly. Int J Aging Hum Dev 12(2):119-128.
Brown BH, Richards HC, Wilson CA (1996), Pet bonding and pet bereavement among adolescents. J Counseling and Development 74:505-509.
Bryant BK (1990), The richness of the child-pet relationship: a consideration of both benefits and costs of pets to children. Anthrozoýs 3:253-261.
Campbell C, Katcher A (1992) Animal assisted therapy dogs for autistic children: Quantitative and qualitative results. Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions. Montreal.
Corson SA, Corson EO (1978), Pets as mediators of therapy. Curr Psychiatr Ther 18:195-205.
DePauw K (1984), Therapeutic horseback riding in Europe and America. In: The Pet Connection: Its Influence on Our Health and Daily Life, Anderson RK, Hart BL, Hart LA eds. Minneapolis: Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments, pp 141-153.
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Francis G, Turner JT, Johnson SB (1985), Domestic animal visitation as therapy with adult home residents. Int J Nurs Stud 22(3):201-206.
Friedmann E, Katcher AH, Lynch JJ, Thomas SA (1980), Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit. Public Health Rep 95(4):307-312.
Friedmann E, Katcher AH, Thomas SA et al. (1983), Social interaction and blood pressure: Influence of companion animals. J Nerv Ment Dis 171(8):461-465.
Fritz CL, Farver TB, Kass PH, Hart LA (1995), Association with companion animals and the expression of noncognitive symptoms in Alzheimer's patients. J Nerv Ment Dis 183:459-463.
Hundley J (1991), Pet Project: The use of pet facilitated therapy among the chronically mentally ill. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 29(6):23-26.
Katcher AH, Segal H, Beck A (1984), Contemplation of an aquarium for the reduction of anxiety. In: The Pet Connection, Anderson RK, Hart B, Bart L, eds. Minneapolis: The Center For the Interaction of Animals and Society, pp 171-178.
Katcher AH, Wilkins GG (1994), The use of animal assisted therapy and education with attention-deficit hyperactive and conduct disorders. Interactions 12(4):1-5.
Klingel M (1991), Dolphincare: A therapeutic recreation program for emotionally disturbed adolescents. Presented at the Tenth Annual Delta Society Conference. Portland, Ore.
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Mallon GP (1992), Utilization of animals as therapeutic adjuncts with children and youth: a review of the literature. Child and Youth Care Forum 21:53-67.
Nagengast SL, Baun MM, Leibowitz MJ, Megel M (1993), The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination. Presented at the Delta Society 12th Annual Conference on the Interactions of people and Animals. St. Louis.
Nathanson DE, de Faria S (1993), Cognitive improvement of children in water with and without dolphins. Anthrozoýs 6(1):17-29.
Nebbe L (1998), The Human-Animal Bond's Role with the Abused Child. Presented at the Delta Society 17th Annual Conference. Seattle.
Patronek GJ, Glickman LT (1993), Pet ownership protects against the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease. Med Hypotheses 40(4):245-249.
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Poresky RH, Hendrix C (1990), Differential effects of pet presence and pet-bonding on young children. Psychol Rep 67(1):51-54.
Robin M, ten Bensel R (1990), Pets and the socialization of children. Lathum Letter 11(2):1-23.
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Voelker R (1995), Puppy love can be therapeutic, too. JAMA, 274(24):1897-1899. Published erratum: JAMA 275(13):988.
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Wells M (1998), Dog presence effects on children's stress responses during medical procedures. Presented at the Delta Society 17th Annual Conference. Seattle.