Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study
Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.
Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...
Animal-assisted Psychotherapy and Trauma: A Meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Germain, Sarah M., Wilkie, Karlene D., Milbourne, Virginia M. K., Theule, Jennifer
The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of animal-assisted psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced trauma. Eight studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects of involvement in animal-assisted psychotherapy. A random effects model was used to aggregate each study into...
An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Grubaugh, A. L., Myers, U. S., Keller, S. M., Wangelin, B. C., Lozano, B. E., Tuerk, P. W.
Service dog training programs for veterans with PTSD: results of a pilot controlled study
Contributor(s):: Whitworth, J. D., Scotland-Coogan, D., Wharton, T.
Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O’Hair
Contributor(s):: Stumbo, Scott P., Yarborough, Bobbi Jo H.
Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans
| Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Rodriguez, K. E.
Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans
| Contributor(s):: Wharton, Tracy, Whitworth, James, Macauley, Emily, Malone, Marguerite
Animal-Assisted Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from "Case Reports" in Media Stories
| Contributor(s):: Altschuler, E. L.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can follow war trauma, sexual abuse, other traumas, and even be experienced by commanders for the PTSD of their subordinates. Medications and counseling are sometimes not effective, so new treatments are needed. Some years ago, I suggested that...
Positive Effects of a Short-Term Dog-Assisted Intervention for Soldiers With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Beetz, A., Schofmann, I., Girgensohn, R., Braas, R., Ernst, C.
Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships
| Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.
Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans
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| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms
Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...
Equine-Facilitated Therapy and Trauma: Current Knowledge, Future Needs
| Contributor(s):: Marlys Staudt, Donna Cherry
Equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) is a relatively new treatment for trauma and PTSD. EFT as well as animal assisted interventions in general have been introduced and implemented in mental health treatment for children and adults, though the research in support of these interventions has not kept...
How Are Service Dogs for Adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Integrated with Rehabilitation in Denmark? A Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Glintborg, Tia GB Hansen
A severe mental illness like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is known to have psychosocial consequences that can lead to a decreased quality of life. Research in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has revealed that the presence of a dog can have a positive effect on health, e.g., increase...
Bringing dogs to heal: care for veterans with PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, Mark
Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a treatment of survivors of sexual assault suffering posttraumatic stress disorder
| Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice, Prout, Maurice F., Bleiberg, Efrain, Paharia, Indira, Debiak, Dennis
The role of service dog training in the treatment of combat-related PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Yount, Rick, Cameron Ritchie, Elspeth, St. Laurent, Matthew, Chumley, Perry, Olmert, Meg Daley
Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.
Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms
| Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.
Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse
| Contributor(s):: Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn
Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence
| Contributor(s):: Schultz, Pamela N., Remick-Barlow, Ann, Robbins, Leslie