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Differential effects of person in the dog and in the human
Contributor(s):: Astrup, C. W., Gantt, W. H., Stephens, J. H.
Pets and health
Contributor(s):: Brasic, J. R.
The human/companion animal bond: how nurses can use this therapeutic resource
Contributor(s):: Davis, J. H., Juhasz, A. M.
Therapy and quality of life of patients with psychosis
Contributor(s):: Pesek, M. B.
Humane euthanasia and companion animal death: caring for the animal, the client, and the veterinarian
Contributor(s):: Hart, L. A., Hart, B. L., Mader, B.
Animal-facilitated therapy in stress mediation
Contributor(s):: Davis, H. D.
Contributor(s):: Gouva, E., Ergolavou, A., Paschos, I., Perdikaris, C., Nathanailides, C., Damigou, N., Athanasopoulou, F.
Dolphin therapy emerged during the 1950s. The work of Dr. John Lilly played an important role, since he investigated the impact of dolphins on disabled people. From 1978 onwards, the therapeutic aid of dolphins was further advanced, especially after the success of Dr Davis Nathanson with...
Do animal-assisted activities effectively treat depression? A meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Souter, M. A., Miller, M. D.
We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for reducing depressive symptoms in humans. To be included in the meta-analysis, studies had to demonstrate random assignment, include a comparison/control group, use...
Dogs in child psychotherapy: effects on state of mind
Contributor(s):: Prothmann, A., Bienert, M., Ettrich, C.
Using a pretest-posttest design, this study investigates possible influences of animal-assisted therapy (AAT), using a dog, on the state of mind of children and adolescents who have undergone inpatient psychiatric treatment. To measure this, the Basler Befindlichkeits-Skala (BBS) was used, which...
How dogs influence the evaluation of psychotherapists
Contributor(s):: Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.
Research has shown that the presence of a companion animal reduces anxiety, encourages interaction among humans and enhances the way in which people are perceived. These are all effects which would be useful in a psychotherapeutic setting. On this basis the current study investigated the effect...
Reinforcement effectiveness of animatronic and real dolphins
Contributor(s):: Nathanson, D. E.
Dolphin Human Therapy uses Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as reinforcement in rehabilitation for children with disabilities. But dolphins are expensive to use and subject to many environmental, administrative/legal and practical limitations. An alternative reinforcer, an...
Therapeutic value of equine-human bonding in recovery from trauma
Contributor(s):: Yorke, J., Adams, C., Coady, N.
Although most human-animal bond research has focused on relationships between humans and pets, animals have been used for therapeutic purposes in a variety of settings. Therapeutic riding programs have demonstrated a positive impact on quality of life for people with disabilities....
Use of feral cats in psychotherapy
Contributor(s):: Wells, E. S., Rosen, L. W., Walshaw, S.
Animal-assisted therapy typically involves the use of domesticated, well controlled animals that are trained to permit approach behavior and interaction by patients. This report describes the use of undomesticated, feral cats as adjuncts to psychotherapy. This approach provides advantages not...
[New horizons in the human-animal relationship. Therapy and assistance by the use of animals (pet therapy)]
Contributor(s):: Bonofiglio, T.
[Animals: their medical and social role]
Contributor(s):: Gagnon, A. C.
Pet therapy for the elderly
Contributor(s):: Jessee, E. M.
Pet therapy. Animals in human therapy
Contributor(s):: Ballarini, G.
Emotional components of physical problems in the equine & small animals
Contributor(s):: Schwartz, C.
The animal-human bond: health and wellness
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Tsai, Chia-Chun
The role of animal-assisted therapy in clinical practice: the importance of demonstrating empirically orientated psychotherapy
Contributor(s):: Fine, Aubrey H., Mio, Jeffery S.