Animal Assisted Therapy
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.
Ashley and Thorpuppy
This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.
Bob and Axle
This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.
This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.
Confidentiality Rules for Posting
Contributor(s):: Rise VanFleet
Ethics Code - Israeli Association of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
Contributor(s):: Nancy Parish-Plass
This code covers the ethical behavior expected of an animal-assisted therapist concerning the client, the animal, and what happens between them. Areas of this code discusses issues such as training, professional responsibility, needs of the animals within the therapy setting, multicultural...
Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students
Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos
Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...
For the Love of a Turkey
This is a true story of how a child with Anorexia was helped to overcome her illness and learn healthy coping skills through the animal assisted intervention of a Wild Thom Turkey in a animal assisted therepeutic program in Alberta Canada.
Jenn and Echo
This is a true story of a youth at risk who worked with a rescued race horse at an equine facilitated counselling program in Alberta Canada to heal and find inner peace.
Jerry and Thorpuppy
This is a true story about a boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how canine assisted therapy and equine facilitated couselling helped him in a program in Alberta Canada
Marcy and Echo
This is a true story of how a girl with fetal alcohol syndrome was helped through equine facilitated counselling at a therapeutic animal assisted program in Alberta Canada.
Max and Rain
This is the true story of a boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and how he was helped to understand his diagnosis and change his negative behavior through working with a rescued therapy horse at a therapeutic animal assisted program in Alberta canada.