Obstacles and anticipated problems with acquiring assistance dogs, as expressed by Japanese people with physical disabilities
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mariko Yamamoto, Lynette A. Hart, Mitsuaki Ohta, Koji Matsumoto, Nobuyo Ohtani
In western countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, many people with disabilities benefit from the help their assistance dogs provide. In contrast, assistance dogs have not become widespread in Japan. This study explores the perspectives of Japanese people with disabilities,...
Becoming relationally effective: high-risk boys in animal-assisted therapy
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Abbey Ann Schneider, Josie Rosenberg, Megan Baker, Nate Melia, Ben Granger, and Zeynep Biringen
This study was conducted to formally evaluate the effectiveness of the Human Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC, 2010), a well-developed animal-assisted therapy (AAT) intervention based in 23 elementary schools in the Front Range. Previous research on the benefits of human and dog relationships,...
Randomized trial examines effects of equine facilitated learning on adolescents' basal cortisol levels
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patricia Pendry, Annelise N. Smith, Stephanie M. Roeter
Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and well-being. Researchers conducted a randomized trial to determine the effects of an 11-week...
A therapist's guide to treating grief after the loss of a pet: a three-tier model
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tamara A. K. Miller, Maurice F. Prout, Mary Rourke, Carin Lefkowitz, Bret Boyer
Grief after the death of a pet has been demonstrated to parallel grief after the death of a person, yet many people report feeling a lack of support from family, friends, and even therapy providers when experiencing pet bereavement (Archer & Winchester, 1994; Chur-Hansen, 2010; Gosse &...
Equine assisted social work as a mean for authentic relations between clients and staff
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catharina Carlsson, Daniel Nilsson Ranta, Bente Traeen
The purpose of this study was to explore, by qualitative methods, the meaning of equine-assisted social work (EASW) both to young women with self-harm problems and their staff in residential treatment. Data were collected by in-depth interviews with eight staff members and nine clients....
Book Review: "Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisting Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice" (2012)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Matamonasa-Bennett
This edited volume, published by Routledge in 2012, is written for mental health professionals who are interested in incorporating equine assisted counseling techniques into their practice modalities. Trotter collected a wide range of essays†from†counselors working with horses in...