Animal-Assisted Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from "Case Reports" in Media Stories
| Contributor(s):: Altschuler, E. L.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can follow war trauma, sexual abuse, other traumas, and even be experienced by commanders for the PTSD of their subordinates. Medications and counseling are sometimes not effective, so new treatments are needed. Some years ago, I suggested that...
Defining the qualities of an equine-facilitated mental health horse or pony : An introductory survey
| Contributor(s):: Madeline Rose DeBoer
Equine-facilitated mental health (EFMH) is a practice within equine-assisted therapy (EAT) that has expanded greatly in the last 20 years, but scientific research is still lacking. Thus far, no attempt has been made to characterize the horses and ponies currently used in EFMH programs, or to...
The Effects of an Equine Assisted Learning Supervision Intervention on Counselors'-in-Training Performance Anxiety, Counseling Self-Efficacy, and Supervisory Working Alliance
| Contributor(s):: Cheryl C Meola
Due to the complexity of the counseling process, counselors-in-training often experience performance anxiety when entering the counseling profession. Research shows that higher counseling self-efficacy (the belief in oneself to perform counseling skills successfully) helps decrease performance...
Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine
Walk With Me
Walk With Me is a non-profit equine therapy organization focused on the psychological healing of those suffering the effects of trauma, addiction, loss, and poverty.
The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Erin B. Stromberg
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as "a goal directed intervention in which an animal, meeting specific criteria, is an integral part of the treatment process" (Nebbe, 1995, p. 40). Since its first introduction into the scientific community in the 1960s, AAT has grown in both...
Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?
| Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien
Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...
Animals and Psychotherapy: A Survey
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| Contributor(s):: Susan S Rice, Larry T Brown, H Stephen Caldwell
Society for Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy Excellence (SCAPE)
The Society for Canine Assisted Psychotherapy Excellence (SCAPE) is a society of mental health professionals, canine professionals and organizations that promote ethical guidelines and standards of practice when conducting canine assisted psychotherapy. We provide education and...
Ther-Equine Therapeutic Riding Center
Ther-Equine’s mission is to promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities by providing a program of therapeutic, educational, and recreational value: and further, to empower individuals who are mentally, physically and/or emotional challengedthrough the use of horses,...
Enfants En EquiLibre
Enfants en Équi-Libre is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to helping children reach their full potential through therapy, recreation, and specialized groups. Our professionals work together to provide a comprehensive...
Healing Arenas Inc.
Incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit charity in February 2014, our Mission is “to provide emotional healing through equine interaction and to provide safe and restorative homes for retired racehorses”.We accomplish half of our Mission by facilitating certificated EAGALA services...
Zooterapie z pohledu zdravotnického pracovníka
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Línková
Bakalářská práce pojednává o zooterapii a náhledu na ni ze strany zdravotnického personálu a laiků, kteří se o ní zajímají a pracují s ní. Skládá se ze dvou částí -...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
| Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...
Social Worker Perceptions of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Melanie Woolen
This research study examines factors that influence a social worker’s willingness to utilize animals in therapy, specifically equine assisted psychotherapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is an experiential therapy involving horses for the treatment of mental and...
Classes de comportamentos constituintes de intervenções de psicólogos no subcampo de atuação profissional de psicoterapia com apoio de cães
| Contributor(s):: Murilo Pereira Garcia
O cão foi a primeira espécie animal a ser domesticada. O início dessa interação remonta há aproximadamente 12 mil anos atrás. Com o passar dos anos sua relação com os seres humanos foi se estreitando em função das...
The influence of the presence of a dog or cat on perceptions of a psychotherapist
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Creary
This experimental study examined the effects of companion animal presence on perceptions of an observed psychotherapist. One hundred thirty-three adults (72.2% female; Mage = 38.05 years) participated in an online study which used randomly assigned visual vignettes to elicit responses to a...
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...