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The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors

By Aimee C. Adams, Bruce S. Sharkin, Jennifer J. Bottinelli

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Abstract

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 from not having their pets at college, (b) the devastating impact of losing a pet, (c) requests from students for emotional support animals, and (d) the use of animal-assisted interventions on campuses.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Publication Title Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
Volume 31
Issue 4
Pages 306-324
ISBN/ISSN 8756-8225
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1080/87568225.2017.1299601
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/87568225.2017.1299601
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  • Aimee C. Adams; Bruce S. Sharkin; Jennifer J. Bottinelli (2018), "The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors," https://habricentral.org/resources/62714.

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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Counseling
  4. Emotional support animals
  5. peer-reviewed
  6. Pet loss
  7. Pets and companion animals
  8. students
  9. Universities and Colleges
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  1. peer-reviewed