The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Patients with Dual Diagnosis: Schizophrenia and Addiction
| Contributor(s):: Monfort, M., Benito, A., Haro, G., Fuertes-Saiz, A., Cañabate, M., Baquero, A.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted-therapy (AAT) program in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and substance-use disorders in residential treatment in order to intervene in the remission of negative and positive symptoms and...
Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention
| Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa
Human-Animal-Environment Interactions and Self-Regulation in Youth with Psychosocial Challenges: Initial Assessment of the Green Chimneys Model
| Contributor(s):: Erin Flynn, Megan K. Mueller, Denise Luft, G. John Geldhof, Steve Klee, Philip Tedeschi, Kevin N. Morris
As animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) become increasingly popular in youth-based settings, there is a significant need for robust, theoretically-predicated programs and assessment frameworks. Ample evidence suggests that AAIs and nature-based interventions have broad emotional, cognitive, and...
Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology
| Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder...
Animals in recovery: how to develop an animal therapy program at a residential treatment facility for people with a mental health diagnosis
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Ann Kintz
Animal therapy has many health benefits for people and can be incorporated into the mental health recovery process. People with a mental health diagnosis can suffer from many negative mental health symptoms. Currently there is not a formal animal therapy program for people living at a residential...
Who let the dogs in: a narrative examination into the need for animal assisted intervention based programming for youth residential treatment centers
| Contributor(s):: Paul Wright
Throughout my career working with youth, it has been my dream to use animals for therapy in residential treatment settings. This project is an effort to make that dream a reality. It is a journey through the events and experiences in my life that have shaped my views. What I...
Galloping Toward Recovery: An Interview with Dave Beck of Cirque Lodge
05 Jul 2016 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
Cirque Lodge Director of Experiential Therapies Dave Beck Many recovering alcoholics and drug addicts feel powerless and shameful. When they first enter Cirque Lodge, a residential...
Enhancing special education environments with animal-assisted interventions at Green Chimneys: Opportunities and practical considerations
| Contributor(s):: Kaufmann, Michael E., Beetz, Andrea, Kinoshita, Miyako, Ross, Samuel, Jr., Fine, Aubrey H.
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
Green Chimneys at Work (A How-to Manual)
Green Chimneys at Work (A How-to Manual) is set up as a collection of articles, answered questions, papers and anecdotes. It does not have to be read from cover to cover. The reader can open the manual at any point and begin reading. Its purpose is to give the reader a solid,...
Animal-assisted therapy with female juvenile offenders within a residential treatment setting
| Contributor(s):: Cobaleda-Kegler, Janice