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  1. Socialpedagogisk hÀstverksamhet : Bekantningsdag pÄ stallet Sagobacken

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    | Contributor(s):: Iina Kela

    Detta handlingsbaserade examensarbete strävar till att sprida kunskap kring socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet på svenska. Socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet är en relativt ny verksamhetsform i Finland, som inte fått så mycket synlighet inom stödjande av...

  2. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob

    Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...

  3. Effects of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies on Equine Stress and Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jean Reega

    Equine assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) are becoming an increasingly popular approach for therapy, therapeutic recreation, and learning for a broad range of human clients and participants. In the EAAT field, most research has been human-centric, focusing primarily on benefits of EAATs...

  4. Practice Patterns of Equine Assisted Psychotherapists

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    | Contributor(s):: Haley Gresham

    Modeled after Doherty & Simmons’ (1996) study on the practice patterns of marriage and family therapists, this project explored similar questions about equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapists who are members of two main certification organizations, EAGALA and PATH Intl. An...

  5. Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience

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    | 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...

  6. Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner

    This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...

  7. Using Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) to Examine the Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on the Personal and Professional Development of Student Therapists

    | Contributor(s):: Dianna Isabel Giraldez

    The Introduction to Equine Assisted Family Therapy course offered at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) provides Master’s and Doctoral level student therapists the opportunity to learn how to conduct an equine session and how to utilize horses as part of the therapeutic process. Students...

  8. Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities

    | Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder

    Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...

  9. Horses are Worth More Than Riches: Parental Perceptions of the Relationship Between Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language

    | Contributor(s):: Kelsey M. Large

    The purpose of this study was to determine parental perceptions of the impact of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) on the listening and spoken language skills of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Parents of children who are DHH and communicate through listening and...

  10. Just Jocking? An Exploration of how 10-12 year old Children Experience an Equine Assisted Learning Programme, in a DEIS School, in Limerick city.

    | Contributor(s):: Kate Bronwyn Jones

    Throughout Irish history, the horse has had many uses. In modern Ireland, some communities have harnessed the power of the horse to deliver a range of social interventions. However, at present, there is little published research about equine assisted programmes in Ireland. The main intention of...

  11. An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Keren Bachi

    Policy makers and correctional authorities are seeking ways to enhance effectiveness of incarceration and reduce recidivism. Equine-facilitated prison-based vocational programs aim to rehabilitate inmates. Informed by the theories of attachment and desistance, this study evaluates the emotional...

  12. Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta : opas sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta

    | Contributor(s):: Pia Leppälahti, Nina Nicol, Heidi Rietz-Korpela, Heidi Svanström

    Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta on laaja-alaisesti kuntouttavaa ja kokonaisvaltaisesti henkistä hyvinvointia lisäävää toimintaa. Toiminnan perusteeksi tehdään aina yksilöllinen suunnitelma, jonka pohjalta toiminta on tavoitteellista. Yhteisöllisyyden...

  13. Equine therapy as a therapeutic resource: electromyographic analysis of the rectus abdominis and paravertebral muscles during mounts

    | Contributor(s):: Deisire Eckert

    Animal assisted therapy (TAA) is a practice with specific criteria where the animal is the main part of the treatment, aiming to promote the social, emotional, physical and / or cognitive improvement of patients. It assumes that the love and friendship that can arise between humans and animals...

  14. The Effects of Sustainability as a Positive Attribute on Equine Therapy Design: An Interdisciplinary Study

    | Contributor(s):: Andria Sinclair

    Interdisciplinary studies have brought benefits to introducing new solutions to the traditional environment and traditional therapies. Sustainability in relation to design has been suggested in 2006, by the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostic (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University to...

  15. Adolescents' health promotion by Equine Assisted Activities

    | Contributor(s):: Hanna Hyvonen

    The aim of this thesis was adolescents’ health promotion by supporting their empowerment. The fundamental aspect in health promotion is that it aims to empower people. Equine Assisted Activities (or EAA) provide different possibilities for adolescents’ welfare and health promotion....

  16. Equine Assisted Activities in Finland : The current situation from the point of view of the people working in the field

    | Contributor(s):: Miia Hirvonen

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Equine Assisted Activities in Finland – The current situation from the point of view of the people working in the field. The author’s personal interest in the subject is based on her own experiences in equine industry combined with interest...

  17. Effects of equine therapy on malalignment-generated patellofemoral syndrome: targeting the vastus medialis obliques

    | Contributor(s):: Karen Ann Hayson

    At the onset of this project, a key point to keep in mind is that animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is regarded as still being in an early stage of professional development. This has a profound impact on its current research status. Animal-assisted therapy, as defined by the Delta Society, a...

  18. Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Maria Beatriz Craven

    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a non-traditional form of psychotherapy that addresses treatment goals with the use of horses. This small pilot study consisting of 5 veterans examines the effectiveness of EAP in the treatment of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The...

  19. Dawn of the centaur era? equine-based human development and a new age in the evolving history of human-horse relations

    | Contributor(s):: Christine Clarke

    In the last decades of the twentieth century a new industry emerged from the practice of partnering people with horses in interactive activities for the purpose of mental-health therapy and human development. In the late 1980s, as various equine-based health and wellness practices emerged from...

  20. Equine Assisted Therapy Through The Eyes of a Child

    | Contributor(s):: Katherine McNutt

    The focus of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of children who participate in equine assisted therapy (EAT). The study used a qualitative child-based approach focused on accessing the perspectives of children and their experience participating in EAT. A thematic analysis...