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  1. Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources

    Contributor(s):: S. W. Johnson

  2. The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors

    | Contributor(s):: Aimee C. Adams, Bruce S. Sharkin, Jennifer J. Bottinelli

    The roles that pets play in the lives of college students have received little attention in the college counseling literature. This article will review four topics related to college students and pets that have implications for counselors: (a) the separation anxiety that students experience...

  3. For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World

    | Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka

    We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...

  4. Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team

    | Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.

    Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...

  5. 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...

  6. Animal Assisted Counseling of Colorado

    Animal Assisted Counseling of Colorado (AACC) provides counseling services to individuals across the lifespan, ranging from children to adults, couples/partners, and families. We also partner with treatment facilities to provide therapeutic groups to their patients. Services can happen in a...

  7. Childhood experiences with family pets and internalizing symptoms in early adulthood

    | Contributor(s):: Girardi, A., Pozzulo, J. D.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether childhood experiences with family pets are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in early adulthood. Undergraduate students ( n=318) responded to an online survey that included questions about bonding with childhood pets, exposure...

  8. Eight domains of pet-owner wellness: Valuing the owner-pet relationship in the counseling process

    | Contributor(s):: Chandler, Cynthia K., Fernando, Delini M., Barrio Minton, Casey A., Portrie-Bethke, Torey L.

  9. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  10. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  11. Saying goodbye: pet loss and its implications

    | Contributor(s):: Duffey, Thelma

    Pets can be loyal, loving, and entertaining members of a family. Their deaths are generally experienced as painful losses by the people who love them, even though the grief experience is often culturally disenfranchised. In this manuscript, the authors discuss the role that pets can play in a...

  12. Owners and pets exercising together: canine response to veterinarian-prescribed physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H.

    Using a prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical design, we enrolled dog owners (DOs) and their dogs presenting to a veterinary referral hospital in a two-phase trial to determine whether veterinarian-initiated counseling increases physical activity and leads to secondary health benefits...

  13. Pet loss and disenfranchised grief: Implications for mental health counseling practice

    | Contributor(s):: Cordaro, Millie

  14. Effects of preadoption counseling on the prevention of separation anxiety in newly adopted shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K., Husseini, S. E.

    Separation anxiety is one of the more prevalent and difficult to treat behavior problems in dogs. The associated behaviors can be undesirable to dog owners and damage the human animal bond, leading to relinquishment or return to an animal shelter. Due to the high prevalence of separation related...

  15. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 20

    Full-text: Available

    Contents: Greetings from the Louisiana State University, pg 1What We Learned From the Hurricanes, pg 3Shelter, pg 5Disaster Preparedness, pg 7Veterinarians in the Community, pg 9Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, pg 10The First International Symposium, pg 11Coming Events, pg 11

  16. Preparing for loss and coping with grief: Meet Laurel Lagoni

    10 Jan 2014 | Posted by Megan Kendall

    Since the early 1980s, Laurel Lagoni has worked and interacted with pets and their owners. Specifically, she works to provide support for families struggling with grief over the death of their...

    https://habricentral.org/members/1754/blog/2014/01/preparing-for-loss-and-coping-with-grief-meet-laurel-lagoni

  17. Using dogs for emotional support of testifying victims of crime

    | Contributor(s):: Marianne Dellinger

    Courts and prosecutorial offices around the nation have started using service dogs to support emotionally frail child witnesses who are unwilling to testify but for the calming presence of a dog. Proponents claim that this new type of therapeutic jurisprudence helps bring criminal defendants to...

  18. Themes in reminiscence groups with older women

    | Contributor(s):: Burnside, Irene

  19. The euthanasia problem: How practitioners can help

    | Contributor(s):: Lofflin, J.

  20. Pet loss and human emotion : guiding clients through grief

    | Contributor(s):: Ross, Cheri Barton, Baron-Sorensen, Jane