8th January at noon, in the cure room of Seoul National Mental Hospital`s child and adolescent ward. More than 10 children seated around `Sinbi` of Siberian Husky cure-dog. They are opening the eyes in a circle, and patting `Sinbi` carefully. Doctor asked children, "What come to your memory, when look at the dog." One child answered, "It`s cute." The other children`s response is various that child of only to pat, to do another work in unconcern, and so on. A head nurse is observing and recording these responses.
This scene that therapy dog acting program is progressed with psychotic children. `therapy dog acting` is that dog give to help for psychotherapy of psychotic people. Autistic children or hypochondriac patients, anthrophobia of school violence and so on, conduct disorder children, dementia senile and so on make contacting and playing with dog, they get rest and regain sociality.
For example, there is autistic child who to think that existence of others is objects. The child can recognize others through the therapy dog, and dementia senile is combing dog`s fur and taking a walk, can exercise naturally. Recently, the effect is cultivated with acting of art and music