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  1. The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin B. Stromberg

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as "a goal directed intervention in which an animal, meeting specific criteria, is an integral part of the treatment process" (Nebbe, 1995, p. 40). Since its first introduction into the scientific community in the 1960s, AAT has grown in both...

  2. Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?

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    | Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...

  3. Zooterapie z pohledu zdravotnického pracovníka

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Línková

    Bakalářská práce pojednává o zooterapii a náhledu na ni ze strany zdravotnického personálu a laiků, kteří se o ní zajímají a pracují s ní. Skládá se ze dvou částí -...

  4. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  5. Social Worker Perceptions of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Melanie Woolen

        This research study examines factors that influence a social worker’s willingness to utilize animals in therapy, specifically equine assisted psychotherapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is an experiential therapy involving horses for the treatment of mental and...

  6. Classes de comportamentos constituintes de intervenções de psicólogos no subcampo de atuação profissional de psicoterapia com apoio de cães

    | Contributor(s):: Murilo Pereira Garcia

    O cão foi a primeira espécie animal a ser domesticada. O início dessa interação remonta há aproximadamente 12 mil anos atrás. Com o passar dos anos sua relação com os seres humanos foi se estreitando em função das...

  7. The influence of the presence of a dog or cat on perceptions of a psychotherapist

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Creary

    This experimental study examined the effects of companion animal presence on perceptions of an observed psychotherapist. One hundred thirty-three adults (72.2% female; Mage = 38.05 years) participated in an online study which used randomly assigned visual vignettes to elicit responses to a...

  8. Análisis comparativo de la gestión del programa de terapia asistida con canes del Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Canino de la Policía de Quito y propuesta para su fortalecimiento

    | Contributor(s):: Ana Karina Pisco Maldonado

    Este trabajo quiere aportar con un análisis minucioso del programa de terapia asistida con canes del Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Canino de la Policía de Quito, así como establecer una propuesta de fortalecimiento de la gestión de la misma, con el fin de explotar...

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  11. Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn

    This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...

  12. The Therapeutic Power of Dogs in Private Practice

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

  13. Psychotherapie assistee par le chat

    | Contributor(s):: Lavallee, Mario

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

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

  15. Where the wild things are: The benefit of an integrated zoo-based program for the social development of young children

    | Contributor(s):: Frankie, Sara Morse

  16. Animal assisted therapy: A treatment protocol for individual therapy utilizing a therapy dog for children exposed to complex trauma through abuse and/or neglect

    | Contributor(s):: Zillmer, Emily J.

  17. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    | Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren

  18. The effect of animal presence on perceptions of psychotherapists and disclosure in therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Pilchak Harley, Lorah

  19. Residential treatment of male adolescent and young adult substance abuse utilizing canine therapy as part of the overall approach: A qualitative study

    | Contributor(s):: Phillips, Bonnie Rae

  20. Boys of divorce and their dogs: The role of the pet dog in helping to manage some gender role conflict issues

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, Scott Alan