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  1. Use of animal-assisted therapy with psychiatric patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rossetti, J., King, C.

  2. Pooch in the practice: Mona Lisa makes patients smile

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reyes, P.

  3. Animal-assisted interventions in internal and rehabilitation medicine: a review of the recent literature

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Munoz Lasa, S., Ferriero, G., Brigatti, E., Valero, R., Franchignoni, F.

  4. [Agility in treatment of children with type 1 diabetes--pilot study]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Niewiadomska, M., Radziejewska, M., Horodnicka-Jozwa, A., Petriczko, E.

  5. Walking for therapy with man's best friend

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cangelosi, P. R., Sorrell, J. M.

  6. Handling a dog by children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Calming or exciting?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Somervill, John W., Swanson, Ashley M., Robertson, Renee L., Arnett, Marissa A., MacLin, Otto H.

  7. Hipoterapia ako skupinová a rodinná intervencia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tíle

  8. Die Untersuchung psychosozialer Wirkungen tiergestützter Intervention bei dementen Menschen in stationären Einrichtungen

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beckmann, Antje

  9. Interpretation beyond words. Von der Anspielung zum Spiel

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fisch-Märki, Josy

  10. Der Dritte im Raum

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Janko, Silvia, Milch, Wolfgang

  11. Ameisen in Traumarbeit und tiergestützter Psychotherapie

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Topel, Eva-Maria, Lachmann, Frank M.

  12. Prolog oder: Über die Menschen hinaus?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walter, Heinz

  13. The effect of animal-assisted activity on inpatients with schizophrenia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chu, Cheng- I., Liu, Chao-Yin, Sun, Chi-Tzu, Lin, Jung

  14. Matching animal-assisted therapy techniques and intentions with counseling guiding theories

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chandler, Cynthia K., Portrie-Bethke, Torey L., Minton, Casey A. Barrio, Fernando, Delini M., O'Callaghan, Dana M.

  15. The impact of kynotherapy in handicapped children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pawlik-Popielarska, Beata Maria

  16. Integrating animals in psychotherapy: The dog as co-therapist in the hypnotherapeutic treatment of trauma

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mende, Eva-Maria, Mende, Matthias

  17. Animal-assisted therapy and self-transcendence

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jordahl-Ball, Jill

  18. Enfants autistes en therapie avec le poney: Echelles de'evaluation et approaches clinique et ethologique concernant les domaines relationnels, emotionnels et la communication

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): de Reure, A. Lorin

    The author presents clinical research data, concerning bodily and psychological infraverbal interactions involved in the contact between autistic children and ponies. The aim is to collect descriptive and clinical data about what is happening between child and animal, in order to analyze...

  19. Adjunctive therapies for the chronically critically ill

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lee, D., Higgins, P. A.

  20. Équithérapie et autisme

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hameury, L., Delavous, P., Teste, B., Leroy, C., Gaboriau, J. C., Berthier, A.

  21. Conceptual framework for animal assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Geist, Tracy S.

  22. Human-animal bonds II: the role of pets in family systems and family therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, F.

  23. Human-animal bonds I: the relational significance of companion animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, F.

  24. Of equines and humans: Toward a new ecology

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Garcia, Dulce M.

  25. Animal-facilitated therapy in various patient populations: systematic literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matuszek, S.

  26. Why children with special needs feel better with hippotherapy sessions: A conceptual review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Granados, Anabel Corral, Agís, Inmaculada Fernández

  27. Animal-assisted activity and emotional status of patients with Alzheimer's disease in day care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mossello, Enrico, Ridolfi, Alessandro, Mello, Anna Maria, Lorenzini, Giulia, Mugnai, Francesco, Piccini, Carolina, Barone, Domenico, Peruzzi, Anna, Masotti, Ciulio, Marchionni, Niccolò

  28. 'Queen of the world': Experiences of 'at-risk' young people participating in equine-assisted learning/therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burgon, Hannah Louise

    There is a significant body of research into the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) but less into the fields known as equine-assisted learning and therapy (EAL/EAT) where horses are incorporated in therapeutic and learning interventions. This paper explores the experiences of seven...

  29. Dog assisted interventions in a specialized centre and potential concerns for animal welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marinelli, L., Normando, S., Siliprandi, C., Salvadoretti, M., Mongillo, P.

  30. Pet therapy in elderly patients with mental illness

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Moretti, Francesca, De Ronchi, Diana, Bernabei, Virginia, Marchetti, Lucia, Ferrari, Barbara, Forlani, Claudia, Negretti, Francesca, Sacchetti, Cleta, Atti, Anna Rita

    Background: To evaluate the effects of pet therapy on cognitive function, mood and perceived quality of life on elderly inpatients (mean age 84.7 years; 95.2% women) affected by dementia, depression and psychosis. Methods: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and 15-items Geriatric...

  31. The use of animals as co-therapists on a farm: The child-horse bond in person-centered equine-assisted psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chardonnens, Evelyne

  32. The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein

    Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban Maryland nursing homes and had a diagnosis. Activities of daily living performance was assessed via the...

  33. Evaluation of cerebral activity in the prefrontal cortex in mood [affective] disorders during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS): a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aoki, J., Iwahashi, K., Ishigooka, J., Fukamauchi, F., Numajiri, M., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.

  34. Distress among hospitalized pediatric cancer patients modified by pet-therapy intervention to improve quality of life

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Urbanski, B. L., Lazenby, M.

  35. Pet therapy: dogs de-stress students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Young, J. S.

  36. [Dog-assisted intervention with elderly people]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Merle, M., Saillant, M.

  37. Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn

    This study evaluates and compares the effectiveness of three group interventions on trauma symptoms for children who have been sexually abused. All of the groups followed the same treatment protocol, with two of them incorporating variations of animal-assisted therapy. A total of 153 children...

  38. Kindred Canines in Motion (K.I.M)


    The K.I.M. Program is a non-profit 501c3 with a unique mission: Through mobile, in-home veterinary care, support will be provided to disabled Americans, homebound elderly, and American veterans who depend on an assistance animal to live active, productive lives. The K.I.M. Program’s objectives...

  39. Grief and horses: Putting the pieces together

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Symington, Ashley

    The effectiveness of grief counseling may be enhanced through the utilization of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). An experiential, solution-focused, and natural approach, EAP provides clients with the opportunity to discover solutions to challenges that exist within themselves. Counselors and...

  40. Animal-assisted intervention for autism spectrum disorder: a systematic literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Haire, M. E.

  41. A systematic review of effectiveness of complementary and adjunct therapies and interventions involving equines

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Selby, A., Smith-Osborne, A.

  42. Animal-assisted interventions for elderly patients affected by dementia or psychiatric disorders: a review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bernabei, V., De Ronchi, D., La Ferla, T., Moretti, F., Tonelli, L., Ferrari, B., Forlani, M., Atti, A. R.

  43. Use of assistance and therapy dogs for children with autism spectrum disorders: a critical review of the current evidence

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berry, A., Borgi, M., Francia, N., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  44. Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  45. Staff members' perceptions of an animal-assisted activity

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bibbo, J.

  46. Palliative care and use of animal-assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Engelman, S. R.

  47. Alternative therapies for a new era of health care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaldy, J.

  48. Impact of animal-assisted therapy for outpatients with fibromyalgia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcus, D. A., Bernstein, C. D., Constantin, J. M., Kunkel, F. A., Breuer, P., Hanlon, R. B.

  49. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavioral and/or psychological symptoms in dementia: a case report

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.

  50. [Useful of animals as integrated rehabilitation in patients with psychological and physical discomfort]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pugliese, A., Fenga, C., Pugliese, M.

  51. Tiergestutzte Therapie im Demenzbereich eines Akutkrankenhauses.

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pullen, R., Coy, M., Hunger, B., Koetter, G., Spate, M., Richter, A.

  52. Natural healers: a review of animal assisted therapy and activities as complementary treatment for chronic conditions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reed, R., Ferrer, L., Villegas, N.

  53. Animal assisted therapy and perception of loneliness in geriatric nursing home residents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vrbanac, Z., Zecevic, I., Ljubic, M., Belic, M., Stanin, D., Bottegaro, N. B., Jurkic, G., Skrlin, B., Bedrica, L., Zubcic, D.

  54. La médiation équine en psychiatrie infanto-juvénile. D'un état des lieux à une étude d’évaluation clinique. = Equine-assisted therapy in child psychiatry

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ansorge, J., Sudres, J. L.

  55. Equine-facilitated prison-based programs within the context of prison-based animal programs: State of the science review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bachi, Keren

    Equine-facilitated prison programs have become more prevalent and operate in correctional facilities in 13 states throughout the United States. However, there is a deficit of empirical knowledge to guide them. This article reviews 19 studies of prison-based animal programs and centers on patterns...

  56. Application of attachment theory to equine-facilitated psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bachi, Keren

  57. Dolphins, dogs, and robot seals for the treatment of neurological disease

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burton, Adrian

  58. Dog-assisted therapy for residents of long-term care facilities: An evidence-based review with implications for occupational therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cipriani, Joseph, Cooper, Marisa, DiGiovanni, Nicole M., Litchkofski, Alexandria, Nichols, Andrea Lynn, Ramsey, Ashleigh

  59. Therapeutic horseback riding for ACT patients with schizophrenia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Corring, Deborah, Lundberg, Erica, Rudnick, Abraham

  60. Perspectives of animal assisted activities on empowerment, self-esteem and communication with caregivers on elders in retirement homes

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dookie, Amanda L.

    This qualitative study explores the potential benefits of animal assisted activities (AAA) on elders’ empowerment, self-esteem, and quality of communication with caregivers in retirement homes. Although the link between self-esteem and AAA has been explored, this is not the case for empowerment...

  61. The role of complementary and alternative medicine in end-of-life care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dorfman, Julia, Denduluri, Sandeep, Walseman, Kathryn, Bregman, Benjamin

  62. Dancing with horses: Combining dance/movement therapy and equine facilitated psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ford, Candice

  63. Brief report: The smiles of a child with autism spectrum disorder during an animal-assisted activity may facilitate social positive behaviors—Quantitative analysis with smile-detecting interface

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Funahashi, Atsushi, Gruebler, Anna, Aoki, Takeshi, Kadone, Hideki, Suzuki, Kenji

  64. Therapeutic horse riding improves cognition, mood arousal, and ambulation in children with dyspraxia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hession, Caren E., Eastwood, Brian, Watterson, David, Lehane, Christine M., OxIey, Nigel, Murphy, Barbara A.

  65. An experimental analysis of the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jenkins, Sarah R., DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.

  66. Equine facilitated therapy with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: A program evaluation study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kemp, Kathleen, Signal, Tania, Botros, Helena, Taylor, Nik, Prentice, Kathy

  67. The application of animal-assisted therapy in the South African context: A case study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lubbe, Carien, Scholtz, Suné

  68. Animal-assisted therapy and agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia: A matched case–control trial

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Majić, Tomislav, Gutzmann, Hans, Heinz, Andreas, Lang, Undine E., Rapp, Michael A.

  69. Animal‐assisted therapy at an outpatient pain management clinic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcus, Dawn A., Bernstein, Cheryl D., Constantin, Janet M., Kunkel, Frank A., Breuer, Paula, Hanlon, Raymond B.

  70. Connecting for health: Playing with horses as a therapeutic tool

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maujean, Annick, Kendall, Elizabeth, Roquet, Lillan, Sharp, Tony, Pringle, Graham

  71. Quelles méthodologies pour analyser les programmes d’'nterventions assistées par l’animal? = What are the methods used to analyze animal-assisted intervention program?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maurer, M.

  72. Is the tail wagging the dog? A review of the evidence for prison animal programs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mulcahy, Claire, McLaughlin, Deirdre

    In the last 10 years, Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) have been implemented in many Australian correctional centres. Like our international counterparts, these programs receive glowing endorsements from key stakeholders and accolades in the media. The evidence supporting these programs however has...

  73. Animal-assisted intervention in dementia: Effects on quality of life

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nordgren, Lena, Engström, Gabriella

  74. Talking horses: Equine psychotherapy and intersubjectivity

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siporin, Sheldon

    Drawing on the play Equus, this article discusses equine psychotherapy and intersubjectivity. In the play a teenage boy displays a pathological fascination with horses. A psychiatrist is consulted, and discovers that the horse embodies powerful religious and sexual signification for the boy,...

  75. Important elements in farm animal-assisted interventions for persons with clinical depression: A qualitative interview study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pedersen, Ingeborg, Ihlebæk, Camilla, Kirkevold, Marit

    Purpose: The main aim of this study was to obtain participants’ own experience of a farm animal-assisted intervention, and what they perceived as important elements in relation to their mental health. Method: A qualitative study, inspired by a phenomenological-hermeneutical perspective was...

  76. Quand la relation au chien devient thérapeutique auprès de la personne âgée démente. = When the relationship with the dog becomes animal-assisted therapy for elderly with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.

  77. Integration of drugs and non-pharmacological intervention to Alzheimer patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Takeda, Masatoshi

  78. Giddyup! Or whoa Nelly! Making sense of benefit claims on websites of equine programs for children with disabilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson, James R., Iacobucci, Veronica, Varney, Rachel

  79. Equine assisted activities and therapies: A case study of an older adult

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wehofer, Lisa, Goodson, Nicole, Shurtleff, Tim L.

  80. Equine-assisted therapy and its impact on cortisol levels of children and horses: a pilot study and meta-analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yorke, Jan, Nugent, William, Strand, Elizabeth B., Bolen, Rebecca M., New, John, Davis, Cindy

    Childhood trauma, abuse or neglect impacts the function and structure of the brain of affected children. Attunement with other beings as well as an enriched environment can contribute to normal brain development. The enriched environment of a barn and attunement with an animal may contribute to...

  81. Therapeutic horseback riding outcomes of parent-identified goals for children with autism spectrum disorder: an ABA' multiple case design examining dosing and generalization to the home and community

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holm, M. B., Baird, J. M., Kim, Y. J., Rajora, K. B., D'Silva, D., Podolinsky, L., Mazefsky, C., Minshew, N.

    We examined whether different doses of therapeutic riding influenced parent-nominated target behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (a) during the session (b) at home, and (c) in the community. We used a single subject multiple Baseline, multiple case design, with dosing of...

  82. “For the love of horses”: Establishing a protocol for women in a therapeutic community to work with rescued horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mallow, Alissa, Mattel, Pamela, Broas, Lynda

    Basics and Promesa, Inc., two of the largest and oldest Latino community-based nonprofit organizations in the Bronx, New York, entered into a strategic alliance in 2009, combining their services to care for more than 3,000 people every day. Together these organizations offer a wide range of...

  83. L'enfant avec un autisme et l'animal dans un lien signifant: Des possibilités d'interventions thérapeutiques

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maurer, Marie, Delfour, Fabienne, Trudel, Marcel, Adrien, Jean-Louis

  84. Tiergestützte Therapie bei Kognitions- und Sprachstörungen

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baars, S., Wolf, F.

  85. The effect of dolphin-assisted therapy on the cognitive and social development of children with Down syndrome

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Griffioen, R. E., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

    Cognitive and speech development are delayed in children with Down syndrome (DS). We investigated the effect of dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT), a form of animal-assisted intervention, on the development of speech/language and social behavior in children with DS. We hypothesized that DAT would...

  86. The effects of an animal-assisted intervention on salivary alpha-amylase, salivary immunoglobulin A, and heart rate during forensic interviews in child sexual abuse cases

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E.

    Animal-assisted invention (AAI) in gaining attention as a therapeutic modality; however, the effect of it has not been well studied in the child welfare system. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of AAI on stress indicators (as measured by salivary alpha-amylase (sAA),...

  87. Creature comfort? Animal assistance in therapeutic work with children and young people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brazier, A.

  88. Pet Encounters—Tiergestützte Intervention für hilfebedürftige ältere Menschen

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Beckmann, S. Wesenberg

  89. Hund, Katze und Co—Tiere als Prävention und Therapie in der Humanmedizin

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Prothmann

  90. Animal-assisted therapy—A new trend in the treatment of children and adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): I. Dimitrijević