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  1. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the psychological experiences of college students interacting with therapy dogs on their campus. The intervention examined is called an Animal Visitation Program (AVP). AVPs are offered on college campuses across the U.S. for...

  2. "Koira tuo jotenkin niinkun läsnäolollaan rohkeutta siihen puhumiseen ja olemiseen" : Alakouluikäisten kokemuksia koira-avusteisuudesta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanja Pitkänen

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinavusteisuutta alakouluikäisten oppilaiden näkökulmasta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä. Tutkimus toteutettiin haastattelemalla kuutta alakouluikäistä oppilasta, joiden kanssa...

  3. 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...

  4. Four-Footed Ministers in Formation: The Four-Footed Ministers Pastoral-Care Program-A Training Manual for Dog Ministry based on the CAM/PS Model

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    | Contributor(s):: Dr. Jerilyn Felton

    Having cast again a wide net into cyberspace to see if anything in ‘dog ministry’ has been attempted since 2005, the author has discovered that there still remains a void in the literature and in practice with regard to an over-arching programmatic and comprehensive integration of a canine...

  5. The history of pet ownership and responses to pet visitation among elderly residents in a long-term care facility

    | Contributor(s):: Neubrander, Johanna Lee

  6. Evaluation of the acquisition and carriage of potentially zoonotic pathogens by hospital visitation dogs in Ontario

    | Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, Sandra L.

  7. Developing a therapy dog volunteer visitation service

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra C. Fink, Mary Murdock (adviser)

    This document is an account of the process and emotions involved in selecting, developing and implementing a research project on the benefits of a therapy dog volunteer visitation service. It also gives an account of the development of products on therapy dog training to make it easier for...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Jesse Rose Moorhead

    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...