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  1. Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study

    Contributor(s):: Schmell, Sophie S.

  2. The Benefits of Integrating an Assistance Dog with Military Chaplain Corps Services at the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina

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    | Contributor(s):: Pittman, Christina Pryor

    The ministry project is addressing the spiritual resiliency of service members in an intentional and innovative approach through the presence of an assistance dog in an active military Chaplain Corps setting; specifically, through South Carolina Air National Guard. The issue is to reach service...

  3. Provider Perspectives of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Social Skills

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    | Contributor(s):: Young, Rachel

    Animal assisted therapy has been used for years and has been researched primarily for autism but researchers have not focused specifically on the experiences of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their social skills after involvement in animal assisted therapy....

  4. Canine-Assisted Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, Stacy J.

  5. Patients’ Best Friend: Understanding the Influence of Pet Therapy on Pain and Mood

    | Contributor(s):: Georgianna, Sarah R.

  6. 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...

  7. Motivation to use animal assisted therapy among psychotherapy and counselling graduate students

    | Contributor(s):: Noga Lutzky-Cohen

    Though there is evidence of the benefits of incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in counselling, this therapy is obscure to many Canadian students. This online study explored Canadian counselling and clinical psychology graduate students' attitudes toward, and perceptions of, AAT....

  8. Attachment Theory and an Equine Prison-Based Animal Program: A Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Loeffler, Maris

    This counseling project examines the issue of recidivism and the need to realign the current system of retribution in favor of rehabilitative services in the United States prison system. Theoretically, this project reviews attachment theory as developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth and...

  9. Client-Centered Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention in Interviewing

    | Contributor(s):: Launer, Stephanie Christine

  10. Bereaved parents' perceptions about their participation in an equine assisted grief-group experience

    | Contributor(s):: Yelvington, Dawn

  11. Experiences of childless women with grief after losing a pet: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Woolledge, Jeanie

  12. The Therapeutic Benefits of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy With At-risk Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Wake, Casey

  13. The Therapeutic Power of Dogs in Private Practice

    | Contributor(s):: Pollard-Johnson, Kimberly A.

  14. Los beneficios de la terapia asistida por animales como alternativa terapeutica para los profesionales de la salud al ofrecer servicios a envejecientes de 45 anos en adelante con diagnostico de discapacidad intelectual

    | Contributor(s):: Lugo Rios, Eric R.

  15. From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: Mental health practitioners' experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Ping-Tzu

  16. Understanding and quantifying the roles of perceived social support, pet attachment, and adult attachment in adult pet owners' sense of well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Langston, Stephanie Cecile

    Researchers have extolled the benefits of pet ownership. Most of the studies which have been published lack a theoretical lens through which to conceptualize the human-animal bond. Attachment theory offers a framework for understanding the connection between humans and pets. This study applied...

  17. Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: A heuristic exploration of the human-animal bond after the death of a companion cat or dog

    | Contributor(s):: Koempel, Stephanie

  18. An exploratory study of the therapeutic elements that operate between therapy dogs and students with mental health disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Geist, Tracy S.

  19. Regulation physiologique et perception de stress chez des parents d'enfants diagnostiques d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme: La contribution de la presence d'un chien d'assistance et des representations associees a l'attachement

    | Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie

  20. The Effects of Facility Animals in the Courtroom on Juror Decision-Making

    | Contributor(s):: Burd, Kayla