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  1. Soul to Soles Connection

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    Soul to Soles Connection, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is dedicated to the mental health of America’s active military, Veterans and their families/caregivers. Participants, suffering from trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), are offered the time to...

  2. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    | 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...

  3. Outcomes of Participation in a Service Dog Training Program for Veterans with PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy

  4. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    | 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...

  5. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.

    This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...

  6. Posttraumatic stress disorder service dogs and the wellbeing of veteran families

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    | Contributor(s):: Nieforth, L. O., Miller, E. A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., O'Haire, M. E.

    Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...

  7. Activist as Symptom: Healing Trauma within a Ruptured Collective

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    | Contributor(s):: Granovetter, Sara

    Animal activists serve as symptom-bearers for trans-species collective trauma within Western-industrial society. Findings from literature on traumatology and nonhuman animal activism, contemporary discourse, and the voices of ten activists currently in the field suggest that many animal...

  8. Effects of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Military Veterans with Self-Reported PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Monroe, Mänette, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy, Turner, Joanne

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Philip Tedeschi, Molly Anne Jenkins

    Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...

  12. Acceptability of an adjunct equine-assisted activities and therapies program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury

    | Contributor(s):: Sylvia, L., West, E., Blackburn, A. M., Gupta, C., Bui, E., Mahoney, T., Duncan, G., Wright, E. C., Lejeune, S., Spencer, T. J.

  13. Hoofbeats to Healing

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    Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah.  We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...

  14. Animal-assisted Psychotherapy and Trauma: A Meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Germain, Sarah M., Wilkie, Karlene D., Milbourne, Virginia M. K., Theule, Jennifer

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of animal-assisted psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced trauma. Eight studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects of involvement in animal-assisted psychotherapy. A random effects model was used to aggregate each study into...

  15. Jasmina KardoŇ°

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  16. Positive Effects of a Short-Term Dog-Assisted Intervention for Soldiers With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, A., Schofmann, I., Girgensohn, R., Braas, R., Ernst, C.

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is diagnosed in 3% of German and 14–16% of US military following deployment abroad. The treatment of PTSD in soldiers is often challenging and thus new, additional interventions supporting traditional trauma therapy are employed, like animal-assisted...

  17. Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships

    | Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.

  18. Equine-Facilitated Therapy and Trauma: Current Knowledge, Future Needs

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    | Contributor(s):: Marlys Staudt, Donna Cherry

    Equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) is a relatively new treatment for trauma and PTSD. EFT as well as animal assisted interventions in general have been introduced and implemented in mental health treatment for children and adults, though the research in support of these interventions has not kept...

  19. 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,...

  20. Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.