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

By Andria Sinclair

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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 incorporate daylight, solar, heat and ventilation of the natural environment combined with the innovations of current technologies (Whitmore, 2011). This paper will look at how sustainability plays a key role of benefits including those that are health associated with equine therapy design and its relationship to the patient, or end user. Interdisciplinary research in the therapeutic value of equine-human bonding in recovery from trauma, self-concept of adolescents with special needs such as autism as well as intervention with dementia patients.

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Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Publisher University of Akron
Department Interior Design
Degree Bachelor of Arts
URL http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/honors_research_projects/13/
Language English
University University of Akron
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Environment
  3. Equine-assisted activities
  4. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy
  5. Horseback riding
  6. Horseback riding therapy
  7. Horses
  8. Interdisciplinary work
  9. interpersonal equine therapy
  10. Mammals
  11. Physical environment
  12. sustainability
  13. Therapeutic horsemanship