Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools
Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents
Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...
Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina
Contributor(s):: Bowser, Gregg
The effect of equine assisted psychotherapy on coping resiliency
Contributor(s):: Devine, Julia
Veterinary students' preferences for responding to clients who are having a difficult time coping with the illness, treatment, or death of a companion animal
Contributor(s):: Dias, Carole Joy
The relationship among coping resources, wellness, and attachment to companion animals in older persons
Contributor(s):: Dice, Carol Elaine
Rover's role after a loss by death: How people use dogs to help them cope
Contributor(s):: Linn-Gust, Michelle
The effect of a therapy dog on the effectiveness of a child life intervention with adolescents experiencing grief and loss
Contributor(s):: Jenna Teso, Craig LeCroy (adviser)
The experience of grief and loss is a process that can be extremely distressing to anyone, regardless of age. This may be especially true for youth. This study was designed and conducted to determine the effects of a therapy dog as a therapeutic adjunct in Child Life interventions with...