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  1. Hippotherapy in the GNR: a form of proximity to the citizen

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nuno Afonso

    Hippotherapy In GNR: a form of proximity to the citizen" is a work that shows the solidarity and human side in a security force. The GNR, a centennial security force, unique in the country with solipeds in its organic, profitable this means not only in the fulfillment of its general...

  2. Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ingeborg Pedersen

    Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...

  3. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...

  4. Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation

    Theses | Contributor(s): Suzette Weideman

    This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...

  5. The search for the cure : exploring the mystery behind the importance of animal therapy, music therapy, and weighted vests on children who have autism

    Theses | Contributor(s): Hailey Paver

    The number of people diagnosed with autism has been dramatically increasing over the last ten years. It is estimated that in the next decade there will be more than four million people on the autism spectrum. There is a mystery surrounding autism in the world today, and that is because the cause...

  6. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...

  7. Current Perspectives on Therapy Dog Welfare in Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Maria Glenk

    Research into the effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) has primarily addressed human health outcomes. In contrast, only few publications deal with the therapy dog experience of AAIs. This paper provides an overview on potential welfare threats that therapy dogs may encounter and...

  8. Therapeutic activities associating the animal, for a better quality of life in the hospital

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Didier Vernay

    It is common to say or publish that the Animal-AAA Therapeutic Activities in the hospital are pioneers. This statement becomes false. In France, we now have a history, theoretical foundations, concepts, programs and current experiments that deny this position (ref. "The dog: a partner of...

  9. Animals in recovery: how to develop an animal therapy program at a residential treatment facility for people with a mental health diagnosis

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Ann Kintz

    Animal therapy has many health benefits for people and can be incorporated into the mental health recovery process. People with a mental health diagnosis can suffer from many negative mental health symptoms. Currently there is not a formal animal therapy program for people living at a...

  10. Hope Therapy

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    We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit equine assisted activities and therapy program located in Middleburg, Florida. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of children and adults with various diagnoses with the help of our incredible horses. It has been our delight to serve Northeast Florida...

  11. Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?

    Posters | Contributor(s): Bradley Smith, Petra Bywood

    People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion animals can improve overall quality of life, including physical, social and psychological health,...

  12. Bakas Riding Center

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    Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987.  It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities.  Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...

  13. Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect...

  14. Hounds and homesickness: the effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A.

    Transitioning from high school to university can prove to be a for midable challenge for many first-year students, with many experiencing home sickness. Given that students who experience homesickness are more likely than their non-homesick cohorts to drop out of university, universities have a...

  15. Bringing dogs to heal: care for veterans with PTSD

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson, Mark

  16. Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a treatment of survivors of sexual assault suffering posttraumatic stress disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lefkowitz, Carin Marice, Prout, Maurice F., Bleiberg, Efrain, Paharia, Indira, Debiak, Dennis

  17. Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.

  18. The role of service dog training in the treatment of combat-related PTSD

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yount, Rick, Cameron Ritchie, Elspeth, St. Laurent, Matthew, Chumley, Perry, Olmert, Meg Daley

  19. Combat operational stress control in Iraq and Afghanistan: army occupational therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith-Forbes, Enrique, Najera, Cecilia, Hawkins, Donald

  20. Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.