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Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students
Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos
Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...
Social Worker Perceptions of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Contributor(s):: Melanie Woolen
This research study examines factors that influence a social worker’s willingness to utilize animals in therapy, specifically equine assisted psychotherapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is an experiential therapy involving horses for the treatment of mental and...
Animal-assisted interventions: an integral piece of the collaborative treatment plan
Contributor(s):: Maureen Renee Faiola
This qualitative study was designed using a combination of research methods to explore the benefits of using animal-assisted therapy with vulnerable populations. An analysis of the literature revealed that animal-assisted therapy is a long-standing method of treatment but there is limited...
A Narrative Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Equine-assisted Social Work or Therapy – Addressing Gaps and Contradictory Results
Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson
This article reviews the published literature narrative about equine-assisted or equine-facilitated social work or therapy, a growing area of interventions. The purpose is to shed light on gaps and contradictory results in previous studies between 2000-2014. The goal is to assist practitioners...
Social Work, Animal-Assisted Therapies and Ethical Considerations: A Programme Example from Central Queensland, Australia
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Nik, Fraser, Heather, Signal, Tania, Prentice, Kathy
Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI)
AAI (Animal-Assisted Interventions) is a term referring to a wide variety of interventions involving animals in order to improve the quality of life for humans. Each type of intervention is unique...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and its Effects on Children in Schools
Contributor(s):: Jordan N. Putz
Animal-assisted therapy could be used in schools as a supportive intervention provided by school social workers. The purpose of this project was to explore how animal-assisted therapy in schools, specifically using dogs, could be a complimentary and supportive form of intervention provided by...
La zootherapie au Saguenay: Ampleur, perception et connaissance sur son utilisation dans les residences privees pour personnes agees
Contributor(s):: Tremblay, Sabrina
Canine assisted therapy: A theoretical approach to understanding the therapeutic potential of the human-animal bond
Contributor(s):: Piper, Johanna
Animal-assisted therapy for emotionally disturbed children: A grant proposal
Contributor(s):: Madrid, Shaylin M.
An exploratory study of the therapeutic elements that operate between therapy dogs and students with mental health disorders
Contributor(s):: Geist, Tracy S.
Staff perceptions of the effects of animal facilitated therapy on institutionalized elderly
Contributor(s):: Whaley, Mary Elisa
Volunteer observations of animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Connors, Colleen Ann
Three Perspectives/One Service Dog: The Human-Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Tedeschi, Philip, Garrity, Carla, Garrity, Amy
Contributor(s):: Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)
The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County.
An Animal Assisted Therapy Program For Children With Mental Health Disorders: A Grant Proposal
Contributor(s):: Daisy Arriaza
One Year Later: TEDxDU
At TEDxDU 2011 we showed this video highlighting what a few of our speakers from last year are doing now.Phil Tedeschi and four-legged friend Samantha are helping others in animal-assisted social work, Eva Hakansson is pursuing new records for electric motorcycles, and Kim Gorgens is spearheading...
Animal assisted therapy: Attitudes of mental health practitioners
Contributor(s):: Petrisca, Elizabeth
The efficacy of therapeutic horticulture and animal-assisted therapy to promote prosocial behavior in foster youth
Contributor(s):: Suprise, Katrina L.