From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences
This study explored equine-assist psychotherapy (EAP) mental health practitioners' experiences with horses and EAP, examined the differences between EAP and traditional psychotherapy from these participants' perspectives, and developed the biophilia hypothesis as a potential theory for EAP. This study was conducted using a constructivist narrative approach. It was guided by Wilson's (1984) biophilia hypothesis, which suggests that humans have an innate tendency to pay attention to animals and nature. The biophilia hypothesis also suggests that the more humans come to understand other ...
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Author(s):Bentele, ChristofDate Issued:2018Format:born digital; masters thesesObjective: The purpose of this thesis was to vividly illustrate and comprehensively depict occupational therapy in an equine-environment (OTee) –a novel intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)– using ...
Author(s):Kibler, Michelle L.Date Issued:2016Format:born digital; doctoral dissertationsThe equine industry, from an economic perspective, is largely understudied with much of the existing research conducted on economic contribution studies (College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky, ...
Creator(s):Cotton, William A., photographerDate:2002-11-01Format:born digital; digital photographsVisitors tour the new facilities at the dedication of the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopedic Research Center, November 1, 2002.