Treatment study for fear of dogs in 4- to 7-year-old children

From: Psychology Department

The Virginia Tech Child Study Center is looking for interested participants for our treatment study for fears of dogs in young children.

This treatment research study is for 4- to 7-year-old children with fears of dogs that are interfering in their lives. Parents will be provided with a children’s book which has been designed to assist young children in becoming more comfortable around dogs. Parents will meet with a clinician who will teach them how to read the book with their child and do activities at home to improve their child’s fear. If the child’s fear level remains high, parents will be offered the opportunity to come in to the clinic for additional treatment. Treatment is offered at no cost and families will be compensated for completing pre-treatment and follow-up assessment sessions.

If you are interested in participating in this study please call the Child Study Center at 540-231-8276 or e-mail for further information. (VT IRB# 17-640)