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The Effect of Dog Interaction through Therapy Trained Animals or Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA Volunteering on High Achieving First Year College Student Adjustment Period
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Kamille L. Aiello
Transitioning to college is a big change. A change that can be life altering for some students, especially when they realize that transitioning to college also means leaving their beloved...
Biophilia: the Therapeutic Value of Animals in the Treatment of Depression
| Theses | Contributor(s): Christian Antonioli
Background: To date there has been limited evidence on the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This thesis comprises two studies: A randomized, single blind, controlled trial...
The potential of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy from the perspective of the licensed mental health practitioner and/or equine specialist in South Africa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Elaine Koekemoer
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a form of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) used to treat individuals’ psychological problems. EAP is an interactive process in which a licensed mental...
Pet facilitated therapy and the therapeutic relationship: participant perspectives
| Theses | Contributor(s): Laurie Heather Baird
This qualitative study examines Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT) from the perspective of the participant/client in an initial counselling session. The use of the human-animal bond to facilitate...
Terapia asistida con animales y cuidados de enfermería : una revisión de la literatura más reciente
| Theses | Contributor(s): Alma Salazar Calleja
Introducción. La terapia asistida con animales en el ámbito sanitario se remonta al siglo XI. Con el paso del tiempo y la aparición de nueva evidencia científica que...
The Effects of the Presence of An Animal on Anxiety and Communication
| Theses | Contributor(s): Benjamin T. Nielsen
The College of Wooster
Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada
| Theses | Contributor(s): Meritxell Valentí Soler
Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales...
An assessment of equine assisted growth learning association and professional association of therapeutic horsemanship programs in Montana
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amy Kristine Prechter
In Montana, there are a limited number of programs offering equine assisted services. Equine assisted therapies and learning activities are gaining popularity as a modern, alternative form of...
More than just Rodent Control: A Transdisciplinary Study on Library Cats and their Impact on the Library as Third Place
| Theses | Contributor(s): Silvana Lotz
Introduction. The traditional purpose of library cats has been to keep rodents away. Today most resident library cats can be found in the United States where they even seem to serve other...
A simulation study of the effect of therapeutic horseback riding : a logistic regression approach
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jeanette Pauw
Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) uses the horse as a therapeutic apparatus in physical and psychological therapy. This dissertation suggests a more appropriate technique for measuring the effect...
Oct 07 2017
2nd Annual Therapy Animal Expo
Sep 08 2017
Professionalizing the Passion - Pet Partners Conference 2017
Aug 10 2017
Animal Assisted Interventions: Creating a competent, compassionate, and cross-disciplinary future
May 17 2017
Animal Assistance Intervention International (AAII) Working Meeting/Symposium
The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship
| Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Susanna Hedenborg
The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of...
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging...
What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls
| Videos | Contributor(s): Leslie Stewart
The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels...
Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being
| Reports | Contributor(s): Stephanie Wood
Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of...
Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ingeborg Pedersen
Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy
| Theses | Contributor(s): Madeline C. Greene
The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power...