Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Erin Caspers
This paper explored the therapeutic benefits of certified service canines for veterans with war-related trauma disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a pilot study using interviews and thematic...
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Smith
Veterans and their service dogs share a special relationship that is not only a friendship but a working relationship as well. They each give each other something that they cannot get on their own. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the relationship between veterans and their service...
Exploring the Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Learning on Service Members Diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury
| Contributor(s):: Waun, Deborah A.
The Relationship Between Time Spent in Nature, Time Spent with Animals, and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in a Recently Traumatized Population
| Contributor(s):: Ward, Nicole
Canine-Assisted Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kim, Stacy J.
Implications of Equine Therapy Utilized with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Autumn Phenow
The purpose of this systematic review is to review the research that looks at the efficacy of Equine Therapy as it pertains to working with children who have experienced trauma, and the effectiveness of building and repairing relationships. Trauma is recognized as having a devastating impact on...
An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner
As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...
Animal assisted therapy: a look at the benefits of integrating therapy dogs into the treatment of adult women suffering from sexual assault related PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Megan House
Based on the statistical evidence listed above, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (2014) suggests sexual assault is becoming an epidemic in the United States. In regard to the statistical evidence, Bates (2014) believes that sexual trauma is better resolved with the aid of counseling or...
Animal-Assisted Therapy as a Trauma Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Erin E. McLaughlin
Trauma has a significant impact not just on the individuals who have experienced it, but on families, communities, and society as a whole. While significant improvements to treatment modalities have been made, there continues to be a need for further research and exploration to establish a range...
Animal assisted therapy: A treatment protocol for individual therapy utilizing a therapy dog for children exposed to complex trauma through abuse and/or neglect
| Contributor(s):: Zillmer, Emily J.
| Contributor(s):: Faw, Caitlin Henning
The benefits of animal assisted therapy: a closer look at the healing relationship between animals and humans
| Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Emily K. "Maggie"
The effects of therapeutic horseback riding on balance and functional ambulation in a traumatic brain-injured person
| Contributor(s):: De Olden, Barbara Ann
The relationship between soldier and military working dog during the Vietnam War: An empirical existential phenomenological study
| Contributor(s):: McGraw, Sherri Lynn
Changes in child symptomatology associated with animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Woolley, Catherine C.
This study examined the changes in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and social ill dysfunction associated with a history of child trauma after adding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to conventional psychotherapy for adolescents living in a residential treatment facility in northern California....
Animal-assisted therapy: A group therapy treatment manual for children exposed to trauma
| Contributor(s):: Coletta, Cheryl N.
Horse girl: An archetypal study of women, horses, and trauma healing
| Contributor(s):: Held, Catherine Anne
Exploring Therapists' Conceptions of Equine Facilitated/Assisted Psychotherapy for Combat Veterans Experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Abrams, Barbara Newell
Combat Veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represent a vulnerable population that requires effective psychotherapeutic interventions. However, not all established treatments are universally effective for the estimated 20% of Veterans diagnosed with PTSD. A need for...
Human-animal relationships as modulators of trauma effects in children: A developmental neurobiological perspective
| Contributor(s):: Janet G. Yorke
Humans and animals interaction is showing promise as a way to provide complementary and alternative medicine for humans. Children have an affinity for animals that could be useful therapeutically. Emotional stress and trauma impacts the neurobiology of children, who are vulnerable given the...