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  1. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  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 Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios

    | Contributor(s):: Nogueira, M. T. D., Nobre, M. O.

    The present thesis was based on a theoretical study and aimed to elucidate in the specialized literature; a brief historical of Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as its benefits. It was found that many countries recognize as a scientific therapeutic method, including the agency that regulates...

  7. DOD human-animal bond principles and guidelines

  8. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    | Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren

  9. Boys of divorce and their dogs: The role of the pet dog in helping to manage some gender role conflict issues

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, Scott Alan

  10. The effect of human-animal bonding on quality of life

    | Contributor(s):: Hanson, Johanna Barham

  11. Pet-facilitated psychotherapy: A theoretical explanation via attention shifts

    | Contributor(s):: Brickel, Clark M.

  12. Animal behavior: the animal's side of the bond

    | Contributor(s):: Dunbar, Ian, Arkow, Phil

  13. Community outreach: promoting the bond

    | Contributor(s):: Medernach, Ray, Arkow, Phil

  14. Companion animals for the blind

    | Contributor(s):: Bassing, Jennifer, Arkow, Phil

  15. Companion animals for the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Lago, Dan, Knight, Barbara, Arkow, Phil

  16. Companion animals for the handicapped

    | Contributor(s):: Bergin, Bonita M., Arkow, Phil

  17. Companion animals in institutions

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Dave, Arkow, Phil

  18. Companion animals on the farm

    | Contributor(s):: Diesch, Stanley L., Arkow, Phil

  19. Contemporary perspectives on pets and people

    | Contributor(s):: Walshaw, Sally O., Arkow, Phil

  20. Historical prespectives of human values for animals and vulnerable people

    | Contributor(s):: Bensel, Robert W. ten, Arkow, Phil