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  1. Equine Assisted Activities or Therapy: Towards a Future Curriculum

    Theses | Contributor(s): Anita Shkedi

    Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA/T) is a non-invasive treatment modality recommended by the medical and educational community for a subset of challenged children and adults. As its popularity increases, so too are the concerns among stakeholders and the medical and educational...

  2. Pet facilitated therapy and the therapeutic relationship: participant perspectives

    Theses | Contributor(s): Laurie Heather Baird

    This qualitative study examines Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT) from the perspective of the participant/client in an initial counselling session. The use of the human-animal bond to facilitate therapy is a relatively new and growing field. Existing research has focused on quantitative measures,...

  3. L'Assetjament escolar a través de les teràpies assistides amb animals

    Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Girabal i Escámez

    Aquest treball de recerca pretén investigar la principal problemàtica que trobem actualment a les aules i centres educatius, l’assetjament escolar. L’objectiu és conèixer com les Teràpies Assistides amb Animals, poden contribuir en aquest...

  4. The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child

    Theses | Contributor(s): Karin Bronkhorst

    This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a possible therapeutic alternative for treating inappropriate aggressive behaviour in a young boy. The...

  5. Terapia asistida con animales y cuidados de enfermería : una revisión de la literatura más reciente

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alma Salazar Calleja

    Introducción. La terapia asistida con animales en el ámbito sanitario se remonta al siglo XI. Con el paso del tiempo y la aparición de nueva evidencia científica que avala el gran número de beneficios derivados de sus efectos terapéuticos, dichas...

  6. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    Theses | Contributor(s): Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  7. The Effects of the Presence of An Animal on Anxiety and Communication

    Theses | Contributor(s): Benjamin T. Nielsen

  8. Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maija Jaunzeme

    Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...

  9. An assessment of equine assisted growth learning association and professional association of therapeutic horsemanship programs in Montana

    Theses | Contributor(s): Amy Kristine Prechter

    In Montana, there are a limited number of programs offering equine assisted services. Equine assisted therapies and learning activities are gaining popularity as a modern, alternative form of human therapy and learning. Services may include equine assisted or facilitated psychotherapy, equine...

  10. A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment

    Theses | Contributor(s): Meghan Elizabeth Anderson

    Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...

  11. Terapia assistida por animais : revisão sistemática da literatura e análise exploratória da prática psicomotora.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Gladys Malafaia Nogueira

    ARTIGO 1: Terapia Assistida por Animais: Revisão Sistemática da Literatura - Este artigo apresenta como objetivo a concretização de uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre estudos publicados na área da eficácia das Terapias assistidas...

  12. Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kelsey Marie Robin

    The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums but has not currently been investigated through empirical research. The following report will...

  13. Counselor Empathic Responding in the Presence of a Therapy Dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Perry

    This study examined the difference between counselor empathic responding with and without a therapy dog in their counseling sessions was examined in a within-subjects design. Counseling consisted of animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, and other psychotherapeutic activities with elementary...

  14. O efeito da hipoterapia e da atrelagem adapatada na auto-eficácia e nas funções psicomotoras de crianças com necessidades educativas especiais

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lígia Nascimento Seixas

    A Hipoterapia e a Atrelagem Adaptada utilizam o cavalo como instrumento terapêutico, aproveitando assim, os seus benefícios decorrentes de sua específica andadura com movimentos tridimensionais (para cima e para baixo; para a esquerda e para a direita; para a frente e para...

  15. Partnering Shelter Dogs with Prison Inmates: An Alternative Strategy to Reduce Recidivism and Teach Social Therapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Randi Michelle Zimmer

    This paper assesses the main factors contributing to a high rate of criminal recidivism in the United States. Based on the findings which support a theory of insufficient social therapy programs offered during incarceration, an alternative approach is offered. Animals have long been used as a...

  16. Benefícios da relação homem-animal

    Theses | Contributor(s): Manoela Lampert

    Os animais acompanham o homem há muito tempo, e hoje sabemos por meio de pesquisas, testes e muita observação que o simples ato de acariciar um animal é capaz de fazer milagres. Nossas relações com os animais, especialmente os cães, evoluem de tal...

  17. An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Pamela L. Evans-Smith

    Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental,...

  18. Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennie Marie Warmouth

    This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated...

  19. Los beneficios de la Terapia con animales y naturaleza sobre las personas con diversidad funcional

    Theses | Contributor(s): Serena Dubreu

    El objetivo del proceso de investigación de mi Trabajo de Fin de Grado recae en los beneficios que tienen la naturaleza y los animales sobre las personas con diversidad funcional y más precisamente sobre las personas con trastorno mental. Lo que me motivó en esta...

  20. Who Let the Therapy Dogs Out? The Impacts of Therapy Dog Assisted Activites on Undergraduate Students' Perceived Stress Levels

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Ann Asel

    This study had two major purposes. The first was to determine if therapy dogs played a significant role in helping students reduce the amount of stress they were experiencing while they were studying for their end of the semester final exams. Research suggests that when individuals are...