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  1. The effectiveness of group combined intervention using animal-assisted therapy and integrated elderly play therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kil, T., Kim, H. M., Kim, M.

  2. Prison-based animal programs: A critical review of the literature and future recommendations

    Contributor(s):: Laura Wheaton, Holly Hetrick PsyD (adviser), Christiane Brems PhD ABPP

    The present paper is a critical review of the literature on prison-based animal programs. Within the present review, the author examines the limited available research that has been conducted with these programs, and evaluates the utility of the research presented. Overall the implications are...

  3. Eficácia da intervenção assistida por animais na autopercepção de saúde, autoestima, sintomas depressivos e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em idosos residentes em instituição de longa permanência

    Contributor(s):: Renata Coelho Freire Batista Queiroz

    O envelhecimento populacional e as mudanças na dinâmica familiar estão levando um número maior de pessoas a residirem em Instituições de Longa Permanência (ILPI), refletindo na qualidade de vida dos idosos. Algumas terapias não medicamentosas...

  4. Learning and growth processes facilitated in 9 to 12 year olds challenged with ADHD enrolled on a therapeutic horseback riding programme

    Contributor(s):: Dalia Kreindler

    This study investigated the outcomes and practice of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children aged 9 to 12 diagnosed with Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was carried out in order to gain new insights in the learning and growth processes facilitated by...

  5. An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children

    Contributor(s):: Pamela L. Evans-Smith

    Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental, descriptive,...

  6. Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence

    Contributor(s):: Schultz, Pamela N., Remick-Barlow, Ann, Robbins, Leslie

  7. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  8. Horses for heroes

    Contributor(s):: Cattabriga, Gioia Grasso

  9. Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce

    Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana

  10. The influence of animal-assisted play therapy on the self-esteem of adolescents with special needs

    Contributor(s):: Sentoo, Gail Soobrayan

  11. Barking up the wrong tree: pet therapy in South Africa

    Contributor(s):: Pevashnee Naidoo

    There exists but one local detailed, documented study by Bergensen (1989) that focused on the effects of pet facilitated therapy on the self-esteem and socialisation of primary school children. In addition, a handful of articles have been published in South African journals. It is rather...

  12. Effects of a Pet Visitation Program on the Psychological Satisfaction, Social Interaction and Self Esteem of Institutionalized Elderly Women

    Contributor(s):: Melva Juanita Bost

    A descriptive study was conducted to determine if a pet visitation program was an effective intervention in promoting psychological satisfaction and improvingsocial interaction and self-esteem of elderly women living in a nursing home. Six subjects, aged 60 to 94 years, participated in this...

  13. Perspectives of animal assisted activities on empowerment, self-esteem and communication with caregivers on elders in retirement homes

    Contributor(s):: Dookie, Amanda L.

    This qualitative study explores the potential benefits of animal assisted activities (AAA) on elders’ empowerment, self-esteem, and quality of communication with caregivers in retirement homes. Although the link between self-esteem and AAA has been explored, this is not the case for empowerment...

  14. Connecting for health: Playing with horses as a therapeutic tool

    Contributor(s):: Maujean, Annick, Kendall, Elizabeth, Roquet, Lillan, Sharp, Tony, Pringle, Graham

  15. The application of animal-assisted therapy in the South African context: A case study

    Contributor(s):: Lubbe, Carien, Scholtz, Suné

  16. Praying Hands Ranch

    Praying Hands Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian Organization committed to meeting the needs of handicapped children, adults, troubled youth and disabled veterans through its Therapeutic Riding Center.

  17. Reinbow Riding Center

    Reinbow Riding Center provides equine assisted therapeutic activities and equine experimental learning -- promoting wellness and improved quality of life for riders with special needs.

  18. Exploring the human-animal bond in an animal-assisted therapy program for at-risk youth

    | Contributor(s):: Terpin, Jennifer L.

  19. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Empathy and Self-Esteem in At-Risk Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Bilinsky, Cynthia

  20. Therapeutic Riding and Its Effect on Self-Esteem

    | Contributor(s):: Jill C. Hardy, Susan M. Schultz (adviser)

    This paper documents the history of equine assisted therapy, therapeutic riding programs and the value of utilizing the equine as part of an alternative program for children and adults with disabilities. The researcher performed a qualitative study by working with two equine centers certified for...