Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca R. Wara-Goss
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...
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Veteran Survivors With Full or Partial PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Mark Aaron Mayfield
Symptom severity among veteran survivors with partial or full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase, with approximately 40% of U.S. veterans reporting significant symptomology 10 years after initial onset of the condition. Veteran survivors often struggle to find...
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...
Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder
Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
| Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...
Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers
| Contributor(s):: Leslie LaFleur
Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...
Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature
| Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos
A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...
An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner
As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...
Exploring the experiences of living with psychiatric service dogs for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder [thesis]
| Contributor(s):: Newton, Robyn
Under pressure: understanding post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment methods for combat veterans [thesis]
| Contributor(s):: Maurer, Kirsti
Effect of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on posttraumatic stress symptoms in youth with history of maltreatment and abuse [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: McCullough, Leslie M.
Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a new treatment for survivors of sexual assault suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice
Evaluating a program of equine therapy for veterans with PTSD symptoms [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: Gomez, India B.
Critical elements in a residential treatment program curriculum for adolescents experiencing trauma symptoms and/or posttraumatic stress disorder [thesis]
| Contributor(s):: Gestrin, Deidre N.
The effects of dolphin interactions with children diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: Faye, Elissa
Walking with horses: partners for humans recovering from trauma [thesis]
| Contributor(s):: Garland, Deborah L.
Exploring therapists' conceptions of equine facilitated/assisted psychotherapy for combat veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: Abrams, Barbara Newell
Necessary components of a treatment protocol for childhood posttraumatic stress disorder using animal-assisted therapy as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: Beale, Leanne
Animal assisted therapy: a look at the benefits of integrating therapy dogs into the treatment of adult women suffering from sexual assault related PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Megan House
Based on the statistical evidence listed above, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (2014) suggests sexual assault is becoming an epidemic in the United States. In regard to the statistical evidence, Bates (2014) believes that sexual trauma is better resolved with the aid of counseling or...
Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Maria Beatriz Craven
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a non-traditional form of psychotherapy that addresses treatment goals with the use of horses. This small pilot study consisting of 5 veterans examines the effectiveness of EAP in the treatment of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The...