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Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources
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Contributor(s):: S. W. Johnson
The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors
| Contributor(s):: Aimee C. Adams, Bruce S. Sharkin, Jennifer J. Bottinelli
The roles that pets play in the lives of college students have received little attention in the college counseling literature. This article will review four topics related to college students and pets that have implications for counselors: (a) the separation anxiety that students experience...
University Counseling Centers' Perceptions and Experiences Pertaining to Emotional Support Animals
| Contributor(s):: Lori R. Kogan, Karen Schaefer, Phyllis Erdman, Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher
Increasing numbers of students are requesting accommodations for emotional support animals (ESAs) in higher education settings. Since the legislation pertaining to this type of service animal differs from the laws governing disability service animals, colleges and universities are faced with...
Crisis and disaster response counseling with therapy animals
| Contributor(s):: C. K. Chandler
Development and Application of the Lincoln Adherence Instrument Record for Assessing Client Adherence to Advice in Dog Behavior Consultations and Success
| Contributor(s):: Lisanna Lamb, Nadja Affenzeller, Lynn Hewison, Kevin James McPeake, Helen Zulch, Daniel S. Mills
Adherence to the advice of medical practitioners is critical to successful treatment outcomes and has been much researched in human health, but is less well studied in the veterinary and clinical animal behavior fields. Given that the management of behavior problems often requires substantial...
Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience
| Contributor(s):: Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong
Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...
For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World
| Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka
We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...
Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
| Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.
Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...
For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional: Social workers see a place for themselves in veterinary practice
| Contributor(s):: Larkin, M.
Pet facilitated therapy and the therapeutic relationship: participant perspectives
| 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,...
Pawz and Play
| Contributor(s):: Claire Voges
Pawz and Play is a Practice that incorporates animal-assisted therapy into therapeutic work with children and adolescents. Private services are available where medical aid rates apply. Pawz and Play has a dream to offer services to underprivileged schools where children are living in communities...
Capturing the essence of canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling: A phenomenological inquiry of at-risk youths' experiences of a residential canine animal-assisted therapy program
| Contributor(s):: Bach-Gorman, Amber Rae
Phenomenological inquiry was implemented to capture the experiences of nine at-risk youths' unique and shared experiences of a canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C) program at a therapeutic working ranch (TWR) in the mid-western United States. Five females, and four males ranging...
Animal assisted therapy: a look at the benefits of integrating therapy dogs into the treatment of adult women suffering from sexual assault related PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Megan House
Based on the statistical evidence listed above, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (2014) suggests sexual assault is becoming an epidemic in the United States. In regard to the statistical evidence, Bates (2014) believes that sexual trauma is better resolved with the aid of counseling or...
The effectiveness of an equine assisted mental health practice for military veterans with combat experience
| Contributor(s):: Wallis, Kimberly
Animal Assisted Counseling of Colorado
Animal Assisted Counseling of Colorado (AACC) provides counseling services to individuals across the lifespan, ranging from children to adults, couples/partners, and families. We also partner with treatment facilities to provide therapeutic groups to their patients. Services can happen in a...
TAMER: Touch-guided Anxiety Management via Engagement with a Robotic Pet- Efficacy Evaluation and the First Steps of the Interaction Design
| Contributor(s):: Yasaman Sadat Sefidgar
Anxiety disorders are widespread among children and adolescents, yet the existing treatments are effective for only a small proportion of the affected young population. We propose a novel idea for improving the efficacy of anxiety treatments that relies on affective touch as a therapeutic medium....
Silent supporters : understanding clients' lived experiences of animal-assisted therapy in counselling
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Owen
The human-animal bond has long been a topic of interest for both researchers and clinicians. There are many studies that support the benefits of animals with regards to humans’ psychological and physical wellbeing, such as improved mental and physical health in pet owners and the use of...
Equine-Facilitated Group Work for Women Survivors of Interpersonal Violence
| Contributor(s):: Schroeder, Katy, Stroud, Daniel
Jan 13 2016
Advanced II: Interspecies Counselor Course
Childhood experiences with family pets and internalizing symptoms in early adulthood
| Contributor(s):: Girardi, A., Pozzulo, J. D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether childhood experiences with family pets are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in early adulthood. Undergraduate students ( n=318) responded to an online survey that included questions about bonding with childhood pets, exposure...