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  1. Public Perceptions of Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Peter Hellyer, Louana Cheung, Lori Kogan

    As service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs have become more prevalent in the USA, so too has the controversy surrounding their legitimacy. Yet, there is a lack of objective data regarding the public’s understanding of the role played by each of these types of animals, as...

  2. Visiting Pet Team of South Mississippi

    | Contributor(s):: Mason N McLary

    Our caring volunteers and their sweet dogs spread love and sunshine in hospitals, nursing centers, assistant living centers and libraries!

  3. Stroke Rehab Dogs

    Having introduced Animal Assisted Interventions to the multi-disciplinary therapy programme within neurological rehabilitation at a local hospital in 2004, Sallie witnessed first hand the positive effects that occurred when stroke survivors were given the opportunity to interact with dogs...

  4. Sep 08 2017

    Professionalizing the Passion - Pet Partners Conference 2017

    Join us for two full days of presentations on topics spanning current research and best practices, as well as opportunities to network with others committed to the highest professional standards in...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/574

  5. Aug 10 2017

    Animal Assisted Interventions: Creating a competent, compassionate, and cross-disciplinary future

    Learn hands-on, practical applications of animal assisted interventions (AAIs) as well as how AAIs have helped a variety of populations from experts in the field. Current or interested...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/551

  6. May 17 2017

    Animal Assistance Intervention International (AAII) Working Meeting/Symposium

    The Board of AAII would like to invite members to take part in a Working Meeting/Symposium in Vienna on 17th and 18th May 2017.The focus of the Working Meeting/Symposium will be on bringing a group...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/573

  7. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

    | Contributor(s):: Jacob Monroe Davenport

    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  8. The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship

    | 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 therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...

  9. Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia

    | 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 from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...

  10. What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls

    | 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 within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...

  11. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    | 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 the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on mental...

  12. Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression

    | 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 concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...

  13. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    | 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 (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...

  14. Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon

    Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...

  15. Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Suzette Weideman

    This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...

  16. Apr 05 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/530

  17. Therapeutic activities associating the animal, for a better quality of life in the hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Didier Vernay

    It is common to say or publish that the Animal-AAA Therapeutic Activities in the hospital are pioneers. This statement becomes false. In France, we now have a history, theoretical foundations, concepts, programs and current experiments that deny this position (ref. "The dog: a partner of...

  18. 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...

  19. Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, Teresa

    This qualitative Delphi study explored the impact that a therapy animal may have when integrated into a therapy setting with couples and families. Specifically, this study's goal was to understand how the inclusion of a therapy animal impacts the feminist family therapist's ability to develop a...

  20. The influence of therapy dogs on reading fluency and reading motivation

    | Contributor(s):: Conte, Jessica Kerrigan

    This dissertation outlines the need for more to be done to help general education students succeed in reading within the public school system. It presents current data surrounding public education and potential sources to improve reading among young students. It explores the research surrounding...