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The role of companion animals in counseling and psychology [book review]
Contributor(s):: Tara da Costa
As health care professions increasingly recognize the importance of the human-animal bond, opportunities arise for multidisciplinary research into the topic of how companion animals may affect human health. This book describes one such study, which phenomenologically investigates the role that...
Animal-assisted therapy with dolphins in eating disorders
| Contributor(s):: Roman Schenk, Olga Pollatos, Sabine Schenk, Rainer Schandry
This pilot study examined a dolphin assisted therapy for patients with eating disorder (EDs). 25 patients received a multimodal treatment consisting of dolphin interaction in combination with psycho education, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional education and craniosacral therapy. These...
The power of verbal treatment settings
| Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani
In wildlife biology and ethology, a concept known as the "Confidence Effect" describes how animals that successfully overcome some challenge are more likely to succeed again; conversely, animals that fail have a higher probability of failing again. Whether the animal is an insect or mammal,...
Practical bond considerations: Guilt and the treatment process
As soon as Dr. Aumand enters the stall, she knows that what would have been a simple problem to treat last week has become a far more serious one. Had her colleague, Dr. Benson, made the call, he would have immediately berated the horse’s owner, Mr. Halliday. “Of all the stupid...why in the world...
Nothing to fear, but… Part III: Client fear of animal-related emotional harm
Years ago, George Schaller, the first western scientist to study giant pandas, wrote, “There are two giant pandas: the one that exists in our minds and the one that lives in its wilderness.” (1) The same may be said about the domestic animals with which some clients live and interact. And even...
Children and pet loss
| Contributor(s):: Butler, Carolyn L., Lagoni, Laurel S.
A Healing Place: Forget Me Not the Farm
| Contributor(s):: Rossiter, Sherry
A progress report of long-term robot assisted activity at a health service facility for the aged
| Contributor(s):: Wada, K., Shibata, T., Saito, T., Sakamoto, K., Tanie, K.
Beyond childhood sexual abuse: Ritual abuse-torture and human trafficking
| Contributor(s):: Schwecke, Lee H.
Fears in companion dogs: Characteristics and treatment
| Contributor(s):: Hothersall, David, Tuber, David S.
Rx: A dog
| Contributor(s):: Slovenko, Ralph
The Delta Society Invitational Conference for Research on the Interactions of Animals and People: An overview
| Contributor(s):: Zeglen, Marie E., Lee, Ronnal G., Brudvik, Ann
Understanding and healing animals
Use of domesticated birds and animals in a child guidance clinic
| Contributor(s):: Mehta, G. M.
You can't raise gorillas on peanuts
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Spencer
Fears and phobias
| Contributor(s):: Luiselli, James K.
Hund, Katze und Co
| Contributor(s):: Prothmann, Anke
The human-animal bond: Implications for practice
| Contributor(s):: Netting, F. Ellen, Wilson, Cindy C., New, John C.
All creatures great and minute: a public policy primer for companion animal zoonoses
| Contributor(s):: Reaser, J. K., Clark, E. E., Jr., Meyers, N. M.
Approximately 63% of US households have at least one pet, a large percentage of which are considered family members. Pet owners can derive substantial physical and psychological benefits from interaction with companion animals. However, pet ownership is not without risks; zoonotic diseases are...
Controlled trial of behavioural therapy for separation-related disorders in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Blackwell, E., Casey, R. A., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
A generic programme of behavioural modification for the clinical treatment of separation-related behaviours in dogs was assessed in a controlled replicated trial. After 12 weeks of treatment, 56 per cent of the owners of the treated dogs reported significant improvements in their dogs' behaviour,...