Owner grieving following companion animal death
Contributor(s):: Cindy L. Adams
Healing Hoofbeats of CT
Healing Hoofbeats of CT seeks to help individuals feel more empowered and secure in their lives through building healthy and mutually beneficial relationships with horses. It is our belief that through learning how to build and maintain these relationships we begin to heal from past...
Psychodynamic Based Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Adults with Intertwined Personality Problems and Traumatization: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy for developmental trauma through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology of trauma: Creating connection with self and others
| Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, Nancy
Book Review:"The Practice of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy: An innovative modality for facilitating mental wellness"
| Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett
This sixteen chapter book details the experiences of the author whose primary therapeutic practice incorporates dogs in a clinical setting with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It is an introductory book written in a relaxed and accessible style with a number of case examples and...
Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting
| Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.
The Potential Influence of a Companion-Animal's Presence on Aspects of the Therapeutic Alliance
| Contributor(s):: Goldmann, Kara M., Hatfield, Derek R., Terepka, Angelica
Seventy-one college students participated in an experiment exploring the impact of a companion-animal's presence (viz., a dog) on several aspects of the participants' experience during an interview. Specifically, the study examined how the presence of a companion animal impacts participants'...
The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning
| 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...
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...
Defining the qualities of an equine-facilitated mental health horse or pony : An introductory survey
| 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...
The Effects of an Equine Assisted Learning Supervision Intervention on Counselors'-in-Training Performance Anxiety, Counseling Self-Efficacy, and Supervisory Working Alliance
| 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...
Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine
Walk With Me
Walk With Me is a non-profit equine therapy organization focused on the psychological healing of those suffering the effects of trauma, addiction, loss, and poverty.
The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents
| 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...
Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?
| 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...
Animals and Psychotherapy: A Survey
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| Contributor(s):: Susan S Rice, Larry T Brown, H Stephen Caldwell
Some recent work on the psychotherapeutic value of caged birds with older people
| Contributor(s):: RA Mugford, JG M'Comisky
Society for Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy Excellence (SCAPE)
The Society for Canine Assisted Psychotherapy Excellence (SCAPE) is a society of mental health professionals, canine professionals and organizations that promote ethical guidelines and standards of practice when conducting canine assisted psychotherapy. We provide education and...