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  1. Differences between Female and Male Inmates in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in Austria: Do We Need Treatment Programs Specific to the Needs of Females in AAT?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Birgit U. Stetina, Christine Krouzecky, Lisa Emmett, Armin Klaps, Nora Ruck, Zuzana Kovacovsky, Anastasiya Bunina, Jan Aden

    With the growth of female inmates worldwide, research regarding specific treatment of these has become more important. Although new programs have been started, the lack of scientific results is startling. The goal of the current study was to identify differences between participants from the...

  2. The Effects of Animal- Assisted Therapy on the Health and Well- Being of Military Veterans: A Systematic Scoping Review and Recommendations for Future Research

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brooke Fonseka, Fiona Marshall, Laura J. Edwards

    Veterans of the armed forces may have experienced a range of physical and psychological traumas during their service, which can lead to long-standing problems with health and well-being, sometimes compounded with challenges accessing and engaging with support. Animal-assisted therapies (AAT)...

  3. Tacit Knowledge Within Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI): How Social Relation Theory and Emotional Work Theory Provide Access to an Elusive Form of Knowledge

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catharina Carlsson, Daniel Nilsson Ranta

    This paper aims to analyze the central features within equine-assisted intervention (EAI) and the primary concepts of Goffman's theories of social identity and Hochschild's theories of emotional work. Analyzing a dialog with participants viewing the video recordings of their own EAI...

  4. Bison Strides

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    Partnering horses and humans to benefit the mind, body and spirit of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, Bison Strides embodies the land-grant ideals of NDSU through innovative education, research and outreach.

  5. Queen of Hearts Ranch

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    Students are usually referred to the Center by physicians, therapists, teachers, family members and friends. Our students are challenged by various disabling conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, sight and hearing deficit, developmental and learning disabilities. Their...

  6. Animal Assisted Therapy and Support Animals, What Mental Health Professionals Know and Understand

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandro H. Velez

    Animal-assisted therapy can greatly benefit mental health professionals with clients in and out of the school settings in many ways. It is believed mental health professionals are successfully implementing Animal Assisted Therapy, even though some are not. Mental health professionals who are...

  7. Thematic Analysis: Exploring Practitioners' Perspectives of Delivering Animal Assisted Therapy

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kwun Fu Chan

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that uses animals in a therapeutic capacity and can be used as an adjunct with a range of practices such as different psychotherapeutic modalities. Despite its relatively long history, more robust research is needed to increase...

  8. Animal Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy with a Preschool Child with Severe Language Delay: A Single-Subject Design

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heather K. Anderson, Sandra L. Hayes, Julie P. Smith

    Background: The application of animal assisted therapy (AAT) in provision of services is an emerging area of research in the allied health literature. Prior investigators have called for additional research concerning applications of animal assisted therapy in specific settings and patient...

  9. Editorial: Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research: A Decade of Progress

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandra McCune, Peggy McCardle, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Karyl Hurley, Regina Bures, Katherine A. Kruger

  10. Equine Assisted Programs for Military Service Members: A Program Evaluation Using Importance-Performance Analysis

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Taylor Hooker

    Developing research, anecdotal evidence and a growing focus on non-pharmacological interventions for veterans with post-traumatic stress support the use equine-therapy as a therapeutic outlet; however, programmatic factors that contribute to veteran’s desire to attend such programs are...

  11. Palatka Pastures

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    The Palatka Pastures mission is to enhance the lives of those with various physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by offering various equine horse therapy programs in a safe and supportive environment.

  12. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults with Dementia

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alison Waid Higgins

  13. Project Horse

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    Project Horse provides custom-tailored equine assisted mental health services to individuals of nearly any age who are facing emotional, behavioral or cognitive challenges. We offer a unique and engaging way to deliver help and support — every participant works in partnership with one or...

  14. Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...

  15. Heart of Horse Sense

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        Heart of Horse Sense was initially founded to support quality, professional trauma-informed equine therapy services for Veterans, First Responders, At-Risk Youth & their families. Our mission has expanded now to include all survivors of trauma. Our vision is that...

  16. Effects of therapeutic horse-riding program on the walking ability of students with intellectual disabilities

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ok-Deuk Kang

    The purpose of this study was to determine if an 8-week therapeutic riding (TR) program was effective in improving the walking ability of students with intellectual disabilities. Thirteen students diagnosed with intellectual disabilities participated in the TR program. TR sessions were...

  17. Characterizing veteran and PTSD service dog teams: Exploring potential mechanisms of symptom change and canine predictors of efficacy

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jensen, C. L., Rodriguez, K. E., MacLean, E. L., Abdul Wahab, A. H., Sabbaghi, A., O'Haire, M. E.

    Psychiatric service dogs are an emerging complementary intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Initial evidence suggests that partnership with a service dog may be related to less PTSD symptom severity. However, it remains unclear how or why this might occur. To address this gap,...

  18. A Retrospective Examination of Service Dog Training Program Participation and Mental Healthcare Utilization

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schulz, R. N., Jannace, K. C., Hisle-Gorman, E. J., Pasquina, P. F.

  19. Animal-assisted activities in the intensive care unit: A scoping review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lovell, T., Ranse, K.

  20. Relatives’ experiences of an equine-assisted intervention for people with psychotic disorders

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fridén, Linda, Hultsjö, Sally, Lydell, Marie, Jormfeldt, Henrika