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  1. Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology

    Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and...

  2. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  3. Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog

    Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.

  4. Meaningful Activities in the Nursing Home

    Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E., Philpot, C. D., Gill, D., Berg-Weger, M.

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

    Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.

  6. Blending native American spirituality with individual psychology in work with children

    Contributor(s):: Hunter, Darline, Sawyer, Cheryl

  7. Accept a Helping Hoof? Openness to Equine-Assisted Mental Health as an Emerging Alternative Therapy: A Descriptive Study among College Students

    Contributor(s):: Wyntre Robinson

    Equine-assisted mental health (EAMH) therapies utilize horses in therapy for a variety of emotional and psychological issues. One of the limitations of EAMH is the lack of interest among participants, but no literature is available to explore this. The purpose of this study was to measure...

  8. The relationship between bonding with nonhuman animals and students' attitudes toward science

    Contributor(s):: Sorge, C.

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

    Contributor(s):: Chardonnens, Evelyne

  10. Autistic children in pony therapy: Evaluation scales and psychological and ethological approaches concerning relational, emotional and communication fields

    Contributor(s):: de Reure, A. Lorin

  11. Individual counseling for sexually abused children: A role for animals and storytelling

    Contributor(s):: Reichert, Elisabeth

  12. Équithérapie et autisme

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

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

    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...

  14. Problems related to the use of animals for therapeutic and care purposes. The document of the National Committee for Bioethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Pasqualino Santori

    The Italian Ministry of Health, in 2002, instructed the National Committee for Bioethics to carefully review and ultimately provide evidence for future legislative bills in various aspects. One such matter was that of the subject of “Pet Therapy”, generically viewed as a...

  15. Dolphin-assisted therapy: claims versus evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Britta L. Fiksdal, Daniel Houlihan, Aaron C. Barnes

    The purpose of this paper is to review and critique studies that have been conducted on dolphin-assisted therapy for children with various disorders. Studies have been released claiming swimming with dolphins is therapeutic and beneficial for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity...

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

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Kopasová, Dorota

  18. Mental health and therapy mediated by animals: a programme at the Porto Alegre's Center for Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents - TAA Part III

    | Contributor(s):: Faraco, C. B., Pizzinato, A., Csordas, M. C., Moreira, M. C., Zavaschi, M. L. S., Santos, T., Oliveira, V. L. S. de, Boschetti, F. L., Menti, L. de M.

    The aim of this study was to examine the repercussions of an Animal Assisted Therapy programme among a group of patients at the Center for Psychosocial Care for Childhood and Adolescence at the Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The study focused on the...