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  1. The effectiveness of an equine assisted mental health practice for military veterans with combat experience

    Contributor(s):: Wallis, Kimberly

  2. Animal Assisted Counseling of Colorado

    Animal Assisted Counseling of Colorado (AACC) provides counseling services to individuals across the lifespan, ranging from children to adults, couples/partners, and families. We also partner with treatment facilities to provide therapeutic groups to their patients. Services can happen in a...

  3. TAMER: Touch-guided Anxiety Management via Engagement with a Robotic Pet- Efficacy Evaluation and the First Steps of the Interaction Design

    Contributor(s):: Yasaman Sadat Sefidgar

    Anxiety disorders are widespread among children and adolescents, yet the existing treatments are effective for only a small proportion of the affected young population. We propose a novel idea for improving the efficacy of anxiety treatments that relies on affective touch as a therapeutic medium....

  4. Silent supporters : understanding clients' lived experiences of animal-assisted therapy in counselling

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Owen

    The human-animal bond has long been a topic of interest for both researchers and clinicians. There are many studies that support the benefits of animals with regards to humans’ psychological and physical wellbeing, such as improved mental and physical health in pet owners and the use of...

  5. Equine-Facilitated Group Work for Women Survivors of Interpersonal Violence

    Contributor(s):: Schroeder, Katy, Stroud, Daniel

  6. Jan 13 2016

    Advanced II: Interspecies Counselor Course

    This class is for beginning or experienced animal communicators who wish to engage in a dramatically life-enhancing, soul-evolving personal and professional experience. Judy will guide you to shift...

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  7. Childhood experiences with family pets and internalizing symptoms in early adulthood

    Contributor(s):: Girardi, A., Pozzulo, J. D.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether childhood experiences with family pets are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in early adulthood. Undergraduate students ( n=318) responded to an online survey that included questions about bonding with childhood pets, exposure...

  8. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy with children and adolescents: An update and literature review

    Contributor(s):: Lentini, Jennifer A., Knox, Michele S.

  9. Eight domains of pet-owner wellness: Valuing the owner-pet relationship in the counseling process

    Contributor(s):: Chandler, Cynthia K., Fernando, Delini M., Barrio Minton, Casey A., Portrie-Bethke, Torey L.

  10. Effects of therapy canines on therapeutic alliance: A pilot study on client perceptions

    Contributor(s):: Grueneich, Brea Rachelle

  11. A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of Continuing Human-Animal Bonds

    Contributor(s):: Gierka, Robert Eugene

  12. The effects of pet presence and counselor blindness on the efficacy of a counseling session

    Contributor(s):: Joellen Mcadams

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of pet presence and counselor blindness on the efficacy of a counseling session;Counselor effectiveness was assessed by using three Counselor Rating Scales, the Confidence for Counseling Outcomes Expectancy Scale, the Continuation of...

  13. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  14. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  15. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Counseling Support for Women With Breast Cancer: An Exploration of Patient's Perceptions

    Contributor(s):: White, J. H., Quinn, M., Garland, S., Dirkse, D., Wiebe, P., Hermann, M., Carlson, L. E.

  16. Horse play: A brief psychological intervention for disengaged youths

    Contributor(s):: Kendall, Elizabeth, Maujean, Annick

  17. Trajectories of Positive and Negative Behavior during Participation in Equine Facilitated Learning Program for Horse-Novice Youth

    Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Roeter, Stephanie, Smith, Annelise, Jacobson, Sue, Erdman, Phyllis

    To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to...

  18. Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach

    Contributor(s):: Daltry, Rachel M.

  19. Campus Tails: An On-Campus Therapy-Dog Pilot Program and Feasibility Study

    Contributor(s):: Maureen D. Sanford

    College counseling centers are treating more cases of depression and anxiety than ever. Yet, despite endorsing symptoms, many students are disinclined to engage in counseling. Research shows that interacting with a therapy dog has positive psychological effects, including decreasing symptoms of...

  20. Competencies in animal assisted therapy in counseling: a qualitative investigation of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of competent animal assisted therapy practitioners

    Contributor(s):: Leslie Stewart

    Existing authors (Reichert, 1998; Watson 2009) have described the unique positive impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C) on the client’s perception of the therapeutic alliance as well as the professional counselor’s ability to build positive alliances quickly. When...