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  1. Health and Happiness: Dogs and Their Therapeutic Value

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    | Contributor(s):: Gabrielle Marie McKeon

    About two years ago, I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder. That, along with my life-long love of dogs, stirred my interest in their therapeutic value. Being around dogs promotes safe and calm feelings; just the sight of them brings a smile and a feeling of peace and happiness....

  2. Animal-assisted therapy : a volunteer's perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Moorhead, Jesse Rose

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a non-traditional therapy method that has gained recognition in recent years. The literature on the subject is largely provided by professional counselors and licensed social workers. This study investigated the perspectives of the volunteer animal handlers who...

  3. Effects Of Vicarious Equine Interaction On Anxiety And Neuromodulators

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    | Contributor(s):: Jane Camille Gray

    Human-animal interaction influences the release of neuromodulators, such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). No data could be located in the literature to establish a neuromodulating effect of Vicarious Equine Interaction (VEI)...

  4. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  5. Reduciendo la soledad: terapia asistida con animales para adultos mayores de una residencia geriátrica

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    | Contributor(s):: Mariana De la Puente Cunliffe

    Los sentimientos de soledad son un problema común en adultos mayores que viven en residencias geriátricas y diversos estudios han encontrado los efectos negativos que generan en su salud. También, se ha encontrado que la Terapia Asistida con Animales (TAA) puede reducir...

  6. Jun 23 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/538

  7. Jun 22 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/537

  8. Jun 21 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/536

  9. May 12 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/535

  10. May 10 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/533

  11. Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Suzette Weideman

    This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...

  12. Mar 17 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment

    Are you in need of an effective intervention to help build rapport with your clients who otherwise take many sessions to trust you and feel safe before disclosing? Animals can bridge the trust gap...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/529

  13. Mar 16 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment

    Are you in need of an effective intervention to help build rapport with your clients who otherwise take many sessions to trust you and feel safe before disclosing? Animals can bridge the trust gap...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/528

  14. Mar 15 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment

    Are you in need of an effective intervention to help build rapport with your clients who otherwise take many sessions to trust you and feel safe before disclosing? Animals can bridge the trust gap...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/527

  15. Bakas Riding Center

    Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987.  It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities.  Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...

  16. Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses, Inc.

    Our mission is to bring smiles to everyone by sharing the love from our little horses with big hearts. Our little horses have been effective in helping people who are withdrawn to open up and become interactive. We provide education during our visits to share the knowledge we have about miniature...

  17. Feb 16 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/514

  18. Feb 10 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment

    Are you in need of an effective intervention to help build rapport with your clients who otherwise take many sessions to trust you and feel safe before disclosing? Animals can bridge the trust gap...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/511

  19. Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan

    Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....

  20. Evaluating the benefits of animal-assisted interventions in home care : an introduction to the use of an animal as an intervention with a geriatric client.

    | Contributor(s):: Stern, Brandis L.