Service dog training programs for veterans with PTSD: results of a pilot controlled study
Contributor(s):: Whitworth, J. D., Scotland-Coogan, D., Wharton, T.
Triads in Equine-Assisted Social Work Enhance Therapeutic Relationships with Self-Harming Adolescents
Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson
Despite an increasing number of studies, there is still a lack of knowledge about the unique features that underlie the process in equine assisted social work (EASW). This study aimed to reveal, through qualitative methods, the dyads within the triad that become stronger during the process of...
Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students
Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos
Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...
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...
Animal-assisted interventions: an integral piece of the collaborative treatment plan
Contributor(s):: Maureen Renee Faiola
This qualitative study was designed using a combination of research methods to explore the benefits of using animal-assisted therapy with vulnerable populations. An analysis of the literature revealed that animal-assisted therapy is a long-standing method of treatment but there is limited...
A Narrative Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Equine-assisted Social Work or Therapy – Addressing Gaps and Contradictory Results
This article reviews the published literature narrative about equine-assisted or equine-facilitated social work or therapy, a growing area of interventions. The purpose is to shed light on gaps and contradictory results in previous studies between 2000-2014. The goal is to assist practitioners...
Social Work, Animal-Assisted Therapies and Ethical Considerations: A Programme Example from Central Queensland, Australia
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Nik, Fraser, Heather, Signal, Tania, Prentice, Kathy
Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI)
AAI (Animal-Assisted Interventions) is a term referring to a wide variety of interventions involving animals in order to improve the quality of life for humans. Each type of intervention is unique...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and its Effects on Children in Schools
Contributor(s):: Jordan N. Putz
Animal-assisted therapy could be used in schools as a supportive intervention provided by school social workers. The purpose of this project was to explore how animal-assisted therapy in schools, specifically using dogs, could be a complimentary and supportive form of intervention provided by...
La zootherapie au Saguenay: Ampleur, perception et connaissance sur son utilisation dans les residences privees pour personnes agees
Contributor(s):: Tremblay, Sabrina
Canine assisted therapy: A theoretical approach to understanding the therapeutic potential of the human-animal bond
Contributor(s):: Piper, Johanna
Animal-assisted therapy for emotionally disturbed children: A grant proposal
Contributor(s):: Madrid, Shaylin M.
An exploratory study of the therapeutic elements that operate between therapy dogs and students with mental health disorders
Contributor(s):: Geist, Tracy S.
Staff perceptions of the effects of animal facilitated therapy on institutionalized elderly
Contributor(s):: Whaley, Mary Elisa
Volunteer observations of animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Connors, Colleen Ann
Three Perspectives/One Service Dog: The Human-Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Tedeschi, Philip, Garrity, Carla, Garrity, Amy
Contributor(s):: Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)
The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County.
An Animal Assisted Therapy Program For Children With Mental Health Disorders: A Grant Proposal
Contributor(s):: Daisy Arriaza
One Year Later: TEDxDU
At TEDxDU 2011 we showed this video highlighting what a few of our speakers from last year are doing now.Phil Tedeschi and four-legged friend Samantha are helping others in animal-assisted social work, Eva Hakansson is pursuing new records for electric motorcycles, and Kim Gorgens is spearheading...
Animal assisted therapy: Attitudes of mental health practitioners
Contributor(s):: Petrisca, Elizabeth