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  1. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  2. Defining the qualities of an equine-facilitated mental health horse or pony : An introductory survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Madeline Rose DeBoer

    Equine-facilitated mental health (EFMH) is a practice within equine-assisted therapy (EAT) that has expanded greatly in the last 20 years, but scientific research is still lacking. Thus far, no attempt has been made to characterize the horses and ponies currently used in EFMH programs, or to...

  3. The Effects of an Equine Assisted Learning Supervision Intervention on Counselors'-in-Training Performance Anxiety, Counseling Self-Efficacy, and Supervisory Working Alliance

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    | Contributor(s):: Cheryl C Meola

    Due to the complexity of the counseling process, counselors-in-training often experience performance anxiety when entering the counseling profession. Research shows that higher counseling self-efficacy (the belief in oneself to perform counseling skills successfully) helps decrease performance...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 -...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. The Therapeutic Power of Dogs in Private Practice

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

  16. Psychotherapie assistee par le chat

    | Contributor(s):: Lavallee, Mario

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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren