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  1. The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin B. Stromberg

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as "a goal directed intervention in which an animal, meeting specific criteria, is an integral part of the treatment process" (Nebbe, 1995, p. 40). Since its first introduction into the scientific community in the 1960s, AAT has grown in both...

  2. An Occupational Therapist's Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann Marie Bilek, Hannah Osborne

    According to the comprehensive literature review, animals are currently being used as an effective tool during therapy and have been reported to promote improvement with communication, behaviors, quality of life, and self esteem of different treatment populations. Since emotionally disturbed...

  3. Triads in Equine-Assisted Social Work Enhance Therapeutic Relationships with Self-Harming Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson

    Despite an increasing number of studies, there is still a lack of knowledge about the unique features that underlie the process in equine assisted social work (EASW). This study aimed to reveal, through qualitative methods, the dyads within the triad that become stronger during the process of...

  4. Social Acknowledgments for Children with Disabilities: Effects of Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mader, Bonnie

  5. [Dynamics of hip joint biomechanics in patients with coxarthrosis at the time of hippotherapy]

    | Contributor(s):: Nareklishvili, T. M.

  6. [Rehabilitation through horseback riding: the National Association for Therapeutic Horseback Riding]

    | Contributor(s):: Lang, J. L.

    1978Rev Neuropsychiatr Infant26131-60035-1628 (Print)0035-1628fretext

  7. Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.

  8. [What is "therapeutic horseback riding"?]

    | Contributor(s):: Heipertz, W.

    1976ZFA (Stuttgart)5211-51433-6251 (Print)1433-6251gertext

  9. The relationship between companion animals and loneliness among rural adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Keri Black

    The relationship between loneliness and companion animal bonding was explored among 293 rural adolescents. Participants from two ethnically diverse southwestern high schools completed self-report measures of loneliness, pet ownership, companion animal attachment, and social support. Pet owners...

  10. Social-emotional adjustment and pet ownership among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Ward, Nicole Arola, Amy Bohnert, Rebecca Lieb

    Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience poor social-emotional adjustment and interactions with peers, but taking care of a family pet may serve as a buffer. This study utilized 81 parent-adolescent dyads to examine how dimensions of pet ownership (responsibility,...

  11. The Impact of Wilderness Therapy: Utilizing an Integrated Care Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Anita Tucker, Christine Lynn Norton, Steven M. DeMille, Jessalyn Hobson

  12. The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS

    | Contributor(s):: Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp

  13. Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming

    | Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill

    This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...

  14. Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change

    | Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck

  15. Study of the levels of human-human and human-animal empathy in veterinary medical students from Chile

    | Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D.

    Social relationships are based on our ability to put ourselves in the place of others, and from there to react appropriately and logically. This empathic ability can be extended to other species, based on the human ability to develop techniques to understand and communicate with animals. In...

  16. Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review

    | Contributor(s):: McDaniel Peters, B. C., Wood, W.

  17. Therapeutic Horseback Riding Crossover Effects of Attachment Behaviors with Family Pets in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D.

  18. Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Yap, E.

  19. Animal-assisted psychotherapy: A unique relational therapy for children and adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.

  20. Kids and Canines

    Our mission of serving disadvantaged youth at Kids and Canines is twofold:To give at-risk youth the support, tools and opportunities to empower themselves and improve their lives, and;Provide trained dogs to individuals looking for emotional support from a dog, and to those...