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  1. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

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    Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...

  2. The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...

  3. Tender Little Hearts

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Tender Little Hearts was conceived as an equine therapy outreach program for children and adults.  We aspire to create an environment where every horse is given a purpose to enrich a human life, bring joy and comfort, and leave every person with a reason to smile. ​ This corporation was...

  4. HorsePlay Therapy Center

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. Our facility is based on the leading national medical therapy model...

  5. Attachment Theory and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Vietnam Veterans

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  6. Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Gross Motor Skills of Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Research Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  7. Blue Star Ranch

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Blue Star Ranch is an equine-assisted safety-net provider for mental health services with internationally recognized certification. The horses help veterans overcome known barriers to engaging and staying in treatment. They can help families in post deployment transition build resilience. The...

  8. Philly Goat Project

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    PGP was created by Karen Krivit and Lily Sage in 2018. Karen is a clinical social worker with 30 year of experience in working with families and individuals challenged with disabilities and trauma. Lily is a funeral director and artist who is passionate about the confluence of sustainable...

  9. Ebony Horsewomen

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    For over 36 years Ebony Horsewomen (EHI), a non-profit organization located in Hartford's historic Keney Park, has encouraged community change by providing educational programs and improving the physical and psychological well-being of individuals through the use of horses. To further our...

  10. Die benutting van diergefasiliteerde spelterapie met die leerder met outisme

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The aim with this research is to present children with autism an alternative method through animal assisted therapy to communicate and socialize. Since children with autism cannot be guided to mastery of full maturity by means of the ordinary education system, separate provision of highly...

  11. Eläinavusteista työskentelyä hyvinvointipalveluihin

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  12. Dance/Movement Therapy Utilizing Therapy Dogs for Adults Diagnosed with Psychotic Disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The purpose of this project was to develop dance/movement therapy (DMT) interventions incorporating therapy dogs with the goal of increasing present moment awareness in adults diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Individual interviews were held with two therapy dog handlers who served as...

  13. Horsin Around Recovery Ranch (HARR)

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    HARR's purpose is to enrich and expand the lives of the youth and adults with special needs as well as military families, veterans, and first responders through equine-related activities and therapies.

  14. The Health Benefits of Horses (HABRI Central Bibliography)

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    Bibliographies | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. Use of dog as a means of activation of seniors and influence on various aspects of aging

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  16. Effects of Therapy Dogs on Participants' Anxiety in Group Discussion

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    This study investigates the effects of animal assisted therapy, AAT, on undergraduate students with social anxiety disorder, SAD. This was an experimental research design based on a pretest, posttest model. Eight participants (3 male and 5 female) volunteered to take part in this study. All...

  17. Non-parametric evaluation methods of the brain activity of a bottlenose dolphin during an assisted therapy

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Dolphin-Assisted Therapies (DAT) are alternative therapies aimed to reduce anxiety levels, stress relief and physical benefits. This paper is focused on measuring and analyzing dolphins brain activity when DAT is taking place in order to identify if there is any differences in female...

  18. Cynotherapy in cancer pain management: a pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  19. The effect of animal-assisted therapy on nursing student anxiety: A randomized control study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  20. Stars and Strides

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Stars and Stride’s mission is to be the cornerstone of North Central West Virginia for Equine Therapy. We are a nonprofit organization focused on improvements in quality of life through partnerships with horses. Stars and Strides is a 501(C)3 Founded, Incorporated and Chartered by a Board...