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  1. The Human-Animal Bond and Attachment in Animal-Assisted Interventions in Counseling

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    | Contributor(s):: Ariann E. Robino

    Mental health practitioners who incorporate animal-assisted interventions into clinical practice harness the human-animal bond for therapeutic benefit. According to the Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling Competencies, practitioners have a duty to understand the complex relational processes...

  2. Emotional Support Dogs’ Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students

    | Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman

  3. Investigating Human-Animal Interactions in Homes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed Methods Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Lisk, Caitlin R.

  4. Effect of Human-Animal Interactions on Retail Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Job Performance

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Michelle E.

  5. Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond with Their Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, Monique C.

  6. The Relationship Between Dog Ownership and Physical Activity, Happiness, and Life Satisfaction

    | Contributor(s):: Liupakorn, Diana

  7. The Veteran-Canine Bond: Implications and Experiences with Using Animals to Alleviate Psychological Distress

    | Contributor(s):: Chace, Tara

  8. Lending a Helping Paw: Streamlining a Volunteer Handbook

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Donati

    Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) relies heavily on its volunteers to carry out important operational needs that allow them to fulfill their mission of being a resource and advocate for local senior dogs and senior citizens. From overseeing adoption events to foster care to administrative...

  9. The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children

    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Marzullo

  10. The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia Wu

  11. Prison Animal Training Programs: Attachment Theory as an Explanation for Changes in Inmate Behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Sue D. Weaver

  12. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    | Contributor(s):: Alexis C. N. Reddig

  13. Evaluation of reliability of the Center for the Study of Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale (CSAWPBS) & the Dog Walk Program

    | Contributor(s):: Barbie Fulton

  14. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wara-Goss, Rebecca R.

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  15. El vínculo entre el ser humano y los animales: aspectos psicológicos y psicopatológicos

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    | Contributor(s):: Paula Calvo Soler

    Los animales de compañía ocupan un importante lugar en las sociedades occidentales. Así pues, tiene sentido que se preste atención a la influencia que estos animales ejercen en la sociedad, desde los problemas generados por la convivencia con animales de...

  16. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Sohn

    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  17. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams

    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...

  18. An Occupational Therapist's Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann Marie Bilek, Hannah Osborne

    According to the comprehensive literature review, animals are currently being used as an effective tool during therapy and have been reported to promote improvement with communication, behaviors, quality of life, and self esteem of different treatment populations. Since emotionally disturbed...

  19. A Reference Tool for Occupational Therapists to Utilize when Planning Occupation-Based Interventions Using Animal-Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Hamre, Kathryn E. Nagorka

    The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a reference tool for occupational therapists to implement an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program utilizing small animals in preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions. A thorough literature review was completed using...

  20. Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD

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    | Contributor(s):: Nichole Nelson

    The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...