Australian parents' experiences of owning an autism assistance dog
Contributor(s):: Appleby, R., Wright, S., Williams, L., Stanley, M.
Autism assistance dogs (AADs) increase safety for children with autism and their families. Autism assistance dogs can also decrease familial stress and the isolation which families may experience due to fear for their child's safety and judgement from others within the community. Currently there...
Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann
"The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum
Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives
Developing an animal-assisted support program for healthcare employees
| Contributor(s):: Etingen, B., Martinez, R. N., Smith, B. M., Hogan, T. P., Miller, L., Saban, K. L., Irvin, D., Jankowski, B., Weaver, F. M.
Background Employee burnout and its associated consequences is a significant problem in the healthcare workforce. Workplace animal therapy programs offer a potential strategy for improving employee well-being; however, research on animal therapy programs for healthcare workers is lacking. This...
'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., McNaughton, R., Rogers, A.
"We need them as much as they need us": A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for possible mechanisms of effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI)
| Contributor(s):: Shen, R. Z. Z., Xiong, P., Chou, U. I., Hall, B. J.
Photo-Elicited Conversations about Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Engagement and Communication in Dementia Care: A Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Asp, M.
Participatory methodologies in research with children: creative and innovative approaches
| Contributor(s):: Pereira, V. R., Coimbra, V. C. C., Cardoso, C. S., Oliveira, N. A., Vieira, A. C. G., Nobre, M. O., Nino, M. E. L.
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.
Koira-avusteinen terapia lasten psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa
| Contributor(s):: Susanna Tuovinen
Koira-avusteinen psykoterapia on maailmalla tunnettu hoitomuoto psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa. Suomessa se ei kuitenkaan ole vielä saavuttanut samanlaista suosiota. Tämä opinnäytetyö kertoo koira-avusteisesta terapiasta ja sen käytöstä...
Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services
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...
Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients' experiences
| Contributor(s):: Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle
Ontological security and connectivity provided by pets: A study in the self-management of the everyday lives of people diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, Helen, Rushton, Kelly, Walker, Sandra, Lovell, Karina, Rogers, Anne
Exploring the use of animal-assisted therapy in educational psychology
| Contributor(s):: Scholtz, Sune
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Educational Psychology. An empirical study of limited extent was undertaken, which was qualitative by nature and conducted from an interpretivist paradigm. I made use of a therapeutic case, which served as an...
A Pilot Study Assessing the Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Outreach Program
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Dispenza, Franco, Parker, Lindy, Chang, Catherine Y., Cunnien, Taffey
Nurse presence enhanced through Equus
| Contributor(s):: Walsh, K. M., Blakeney, B. A.
Conflict and connection: A theoretical and evaluative study of an equine-assisted psychotherapy program for at-risk and delinquent girls
| Contributor(s):: Foley, Allison Jan
The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)
This research project is a qualitative study that explores the effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) on children with disabilities from the perspective of Animal-Assisted Therapists. One of the goals of this research project was to provide support for this holistic inclusion of AAT in...