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  1. Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat due to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  2. Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Behavior Assessment as Tools for Evaluating Stress in Horses Used in Therapeutic or University Riding Programs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Stress is known to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of animals. Physiological and behavioral changes offer objective and easy to use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, there are limited studies showing a relationship between changes in stress-related behavior...

  3. Equine Facilitated Mental Health Services and Social Adjustment in Adolescents on Probation

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Little quantitative research has been done to verify claims that the use of horses in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Education Services has an impact on the clients’ emotional and mental wellbeing. This study was created to determine if participation in six months of weekly...

  4. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...

  5. Equine Therapy From A Dance/Movement Therapy Perspective

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is a form of therapy that utilizes a team approach of a psychotherapist, an equine specialist and a horse or horses, all working together to aid individuals in experiencing personal emotional healing and growth. It can be particularly effective when there...

  6. Animal Assisted Therapy: An Effective Solution for Symptoms of Dementia in Institutionalized Elderly Patients

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background: Dementia is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a severe decline in core mental abilities that are not part of the normal ageing process. Memory, communication and language, attention, reasoning and judgement, and visual perception may be significantly...

  7. Let ‘er Buck: Gender and Animal History in Twentieth-Century American Rodeo

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  8. Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact

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  9. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  10. Animal Assisted Interventions in Schools: A Qualitative Case Study of How Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities Respond to the Use of Therapy Dogs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  11. Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  12. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  13. Counselor Experiences with Clients Who Bring Emotional Support Animals to Sessions

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  14. The Benefits of Integrating an Assistance Dog with Military Chaplain Corps Services at the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  16. Animal-Assisted Interventions with Dogs: A Review of the Current Literature

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  17. Transformations of Animal Materials in Early Greece

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  18. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

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  19. The Impact of an Animal-Assisted Intervention Using Certified Therapy Dogs on Psychological and Physiological Measures of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  20. The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Reducing Aggression and Non-compliance in Children with Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders: A School-Based Intervention

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine