Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression.
Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, Andreas O.M., Lee, Ah Hyung, Wertenauer, Florian, Ricken, Roland, Jansen, Joanna J., Gallinat, Juergen, Lang, Undine E.
And then the dog died
Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.
Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...
Contributor(s):: Rhode, Maria
Finn is a fostered boy aged eight, seen three times a week for psychotherapy. He and an older sibling were removed from his parents when Finn was aged five, and placed with the current foster carers. The placement has periodically been jeopardised by his chaotic and destructive behavior, which...
Comparison of remote versus in-person behavioral consultation for treatment of canine separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Cottam, N., Dodman, N. H., Moon-Fanelli, A. A., Patronek, G. J.
To investigate the validity of remote consultation for treatment of canine separation anxiety, this study compared the efficacy of 2 types of behavioral services offered by Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM): (a) "PetFax," a remote consultation service in which dog caregivers...
Role of attachment in response to pet loss
Contributor(s):: Field, N. P., Orsini, L., Gavish, R., Packman, W.
This study examined the impact of attachment on grief severity following the death of a pet. Seventy-one participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year completed a set of measures that included an attachment measure assessing individual differences in attachment anxiety and...
A Companion animal in a stimulated work setting: The roles of task difficultry and pet ownership on stress reducation
Contributor(s):: Stewart, Anna Hall
Hounds Healing Heroes
Hounds Healing Heroes is a group of Volunteers who understand how healing owning a dog can be for someone needing emotional support, from the effects of PTSD, TBI, or Depression. We pair up rescue dogs with Veterans for emotional support. We accept dogs into our program that generally are...
Evolutionizing grief: viewing photographs of the deceased predicts misattribution of ambiguous stimuli by the bereaved
Contributor(s):: White, C., Fessler, D. M.
Self-other's perspective taking: The use of therapeutic robot companions as social agents for reducing pain and anxiety in pediatric patients
Contributor(s):: Okita, Sandra Y.
Horses That Heal
Welcome to Horses That Heal, a non-profit organization associated with psychological counseling services based in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina; we aim to serve at-risk youth as well as active-duty military, retired and/or reserves.
Ottawa Therapy Dogs Inc.
Ottawa Therapy Dogs is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy throughout the National Capital Region. Each year, more than 1,000 people benefit from our therapy dog programs and services.
HumAnima CIC is a West Midlands based social enterprise providing a professional humanistic counseling and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) service to individuals and organizations.
HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal Intervention: Decreasing Anxiety in Cancer Patients
| Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
A university student talks about a tumor he had as a child and how a dog his family adopted during his treatment helped him through the recovery process.
May 17 2014
Have no fear about anxiety
Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.
| Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...
ABLEPaws is a group of Pet Partners® (formerly Delta Society® Pet Partners®) Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAA/AAT) teams who are dedicated to improving and brightening the lives and the health of people through interaction with our pet resources. Our volunteer program...
Equine Alliance provides clients with equine assisted therapy.
Healing Hooves Inc.
At Healing Hooves Inc. the goal is to enhance the lives of people of all ages, who are emotionally, developmentally, physically or psychologically challenged, through the use of equine facilitated psychotherapy.
Healing Hooves is an Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program bringing healing, growth and hope to children, youth, adults and families.
Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.
The horses at Peaceful Acres are rescued from abandonment, neglect and abuse. Others are retired by their owners to come live in sanctuary at Peaceful Acres. The horses are rehabilitated emotionally and physically to become partners in equine assisted learning and psychotherapy programs for...