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  1. Understanding Child-Centered Canine Assisted Play Therapy: A Qualitative Collective Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Austin-Main

    Children are often referred to counseling for a multitude of reasons (e.g. divorce, trauma, abuse, etc.). Given these challenges faced by so many children, counselors are charged with using evidence based forms of counseling to appropriately help children and their families address these...

  2. Intervenções assistidas por cães como terapêutica não farmacológica em contexto hospitalar no doente internado

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    | Contributor(s):: Marta Fernandes Correia Bernardo

    Introdução: A hospitalização é, frequentemente, uma circunstância de fragilidade em que o doente apresenta distress. As terapias não farmacológicas, como uma abordagem holística do doente, são fundamentais para capacitar o...

  3. Revisión de la literatura sobre los beneficios e inconvenientes de la terapia con animales en personas mayores

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura Guillén Javaloyes

    Introducción: desde hace décadas, los animales han sido objeto de estudio multidisciplinar para los humanos por los efectos positivos que generan a las personas. El aumento de la esperanza de vida y de los cuidados necesarios en la última etapa del ciclo vital, nos hizo...

  4. Tukikoirasta hyvinvointia

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    | Contributor(s):: Sanni Parisaari, Jenni Silvennoinen

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää Lohjan mielenterveysseuran järjestämän koi-rakahvilan kävijöiden kokemuksia koiran läsnäolosta sekä tukikoiratoiminnasta. Tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli myös...

  5. Koira-avusteinen toiminta muistisairaiden hoidossa hoitajien kokemana

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    | Contributor(s):: Tiina Voutilainen

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää, millaista hyötyä muistisairaiden asukkaiden hoitajat kokevat koira-avusteisesta toiminnasta olevan asukkaille ja millaista hyötyä siitä on muistisairaiden asukkaiden hoitotyössä....

  6. Kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitys ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille

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    | Contributor(s):: Tarja Moilanen, Riikka Surkka

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitystä ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli lisätä tietoutta eläinten terapeuttisista vaikutuksista ihmisiin sekä sitä, miten kuntoutusalan...

  7. Ei haukku haavaa tee : koiran vaikutus lapsen toimintaan ja toiminnallisuuden kehitykseen

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    | Contributor(s):: Katariina Ansamaa

    Eläinten vaikutuksesta ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin on olemassa paljon tutkimuksia. Myös eläinavusteisesta terapiasta on tutkimuksia, mutta koira-avusteisen terapian tutkimustieto on vielä vähäistä. Toimintaterapiassa koiran avulla voidaan pyrkiä...

  8. Vårdhundens påverkan på personen, aktiviteten och omgivningen inom ergoterapi : En kvalitativ studie

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    | Contributor(s):: Elin Andersson

    Syftet med detta arbete är att beskriva hur ergoterapeuter (arbetsterapeuter) anser att arbetet med vårdhund påverkar klienten, aktiviteten, omgivningen och utförandet då ergoterapeuten använder hunden som redskap i klientarbetet. I detta arbete har...

  9. Tassujen tohinaa ja hännän heilutuksia : Harjoitusesimerkkejä ikääntyneen kehotietoisuuden tukemiseksi koira-avusteisen fysioterapian keinoin toteutettuna

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Maljanen

    Koira-avusteinen fysioterapia on Suomessa vielä vähän tunnettu terapiamuoto. Koiran käyttöä eläinavusteisessa terapiassa voidaan perustella biofilia teorian, sosiaalisen tuen teorian, kognitiivisen käyttäytymisteorian sekä kiintymyssuhdeteorian...

  10. Defense and Prosecuting Attorney Perceptions of Facility Dogs in the Courtroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristy Melissa Donaldson

    Attorneys must obtain evidence for purporting their position on a court case. Many factors are considered when working with witness testimony such as age, development, narrative recall, and retraumatization. Research has detailed the hardship of obtaining evidence during witness testimony and...

  11. The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...

  12. The effect of a pet's presence upon anxiety during a simulated clinical interview

    | Contributor(s):: Kenneth G. Weigand

    Recognizing the importance of evolutionary parallels between humans and other animals, researchers make use of animals to better the understanding of people in various fields of study, such as history, ecology, medicine, psychology, and sociology (Levinson, 1978). Boris Levinson (1962) was an...

  13. Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?

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    | Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...

  14. Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD

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    | Contributor(s):: Nichole Nelson

    The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...

  15. Animal Assisted Psychotherapy: An Exploration of the Adult Client's Experience of Individual Psychotherapy with the Assistance of a Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Allen-Miller

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  16. The Influence of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy on the Establishment of the Therapeutic Alliance with Maltreated Children in Residential Care

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    | Contributor(s):: Nancy Parish-Plass

    Background: A large proportion of maltreated children carry their experiences as secrets into adulthood, leading to the continuation of the maltreatment, developmental trauma, and prevention of treatment. Many undiscovered maltreated children are referred to therapy due to behavioral and...

  17. The Effects of Tactile and Indirect Contact with Dogs in a College Population

    | Contributor(s):: Kalina Welch

    To assess how physiological stress response is affected by human-canine interactions, one hundred-thirty (n=130) Carroll College students in Helena, Montana participated in trials designed to measure blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, and galvanic skin response (GSR) in low- and...

  18. Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder

    Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...

  19. Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos

    A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...

  20. Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton

    Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...