RECOMMENDED READING

 

Books on Animal Assisted Therapy

Butler, K. (2004). Therapy Dogs Today: Their Gifts, Our Obligation. Norman, OK: Funpuddle Publishing Associates.

Chandler, C. K. (2005). Animal assisted therapy in counseling. New York: Routledge.

Dugatkin, L. A. (2009). Principles of Animal Behavior (2nd ed.). New York: Norton.

Fine, A. H. (2010). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy : theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice (3nd ed.). Amsterdam ; Boston: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Howie, A. R. (2008). Evaluating Handlers for Animal-Assisted Interactions Programs: Human Animal Solutions.

King, L. M. (2007). Animal-assisted therapy : a guide for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, and educators. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Levinson, B. M., & Mallon, G. P. (1997). Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy (2nd ed.). Springfield: Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd.

Lind, N. (2009). Animal Assisted Therapy Activities to Motivate and Inspire. Lombard, IL: PYOW Publishing, Ink.

Pang, E., & Louie, H. (2008). Good Dog: Kids Teach Kids About Dog Behavior and Training. Wenatchee, WA: Dogwise  Publishing.

Pichot, T., & Coulter, m. Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy: A Solution-Focused Approach. New York: Routhledge.

VanFleet, R. (2005). Filial Therapy: Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships Through Play (2nd ed.). Sarasota: Professional Resource Press.

 

      General Information on Animal Assisted Therapy

 

Anderson, W.P. (1996). The benefits of pet ownership. Medical Journal, 164, 441-442.

Animal-assisted therapy programs: evaluating the evidence. Cornell Animal Health Letter, April 1992.

Arkow, P. (Ed.). (1987). The loving bond: Companion animals in the helping professions. Saratoga, CA: R & E Publishers, Inc.

Arkow, P. Pet therapy: A study and resource guide for the use of companion animals in selected therapies, 8th Edition.

Barker, S. (1999). Therapeutic aspects of the human-companion animal interaction. Psychiatric Times, February, 45-46.

Beck, A., Katcher, A. (1984). A new look at pet-facilitated therapy. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, 184(4), 414-421.

Beck, A., & Katcher, A. (1996). Between pets and people: The importance of animal companionship. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Becker, M. (2002). The healing power of pets: Harnessing the amazing ability of pets to make and keep people happy and healthy. New York, NY: Hyperion.

Boucher, K., Will, L. (1992). An overview of animal facilitated therapy. Iowa State University Vet, 53(1), 10-14.

Brickel, C. (1986). Pet-facilitated therapies: A review of the literature and clinical implementation considerations. Clinical Gerontologist, 5(3-4), 309-332.

Carpenter, S. (1997). Therapeutic roles of animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 211(2), 154-155.

Cole, K., & Gawliniski, A. (2000). Animal-assisted therapy: The human-animal bond. AACN Clinical Issue: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care, February, 11(1) 139.

Copeland, J. (1991). A challenge to therapeutic riding. Anthrozoös, 4(4), 210-211.

Delta Society. (1997). Therapeutic interventions. Renton, WA: Delta Society.

Dossey, L. (1997). The healing power of pets: A look at animal-assisted therapy. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 3(4), 8-16.

Fine, A. (Ed.) (2006). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice, Second Edition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Gerstman, B. (1987). Pet ownership and human well-being. Compendium of Continuing Education Practice Vet, 9(2), 132-138.

Graham, B. (2000). Creature comfort: Animals that heal. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Granger, B. P., Kogan, L., Fitchett, J., & Helmer, K. (1998). A human-animal intervention team approach to animal-assisted therapy. Anthrozoös, 11 (3), pp. 172-176.

Hawlwy, K., & Cates, M. (1998). Paws for comfort. Nursing, 28(2), 57.

Howe, C. (1995). The healing power of animals. Nursing Standard, 9(41), 45.

Iannuzzi, D., & Rowan, A. (1991). Ethical issues in animal-assisted therapy programs. Anthrozoös, 4(3), 154-163.

Irvine, L., (2001). The power of play. Anthrozoös, 14 (3), pp. 151-154.

Jennings, L. B. (1997). Potential benefits of pet ownership in health promotion. Journal of Holistic  Nursing, 15(4), 358-372.

Trotter, K., Chandler, C., Goodwin-Bond, D., & Casey, J. (2008).  A comparative study of the efficacy of group equine assisted counseling with at-risk children and adolescents.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Vol. 3(3), 254-284.

 

    AAT in Mental Health & Psychotherapy

Akiyama, H., Holtzman, J., & Britz, W. (1987). Pet ownership and health status during bereavement. Omega, 17(2), 187-193.

Allen, K. (1995). Coping with life changes and transitions: the role of pets. InterActions, 13(3), 5-10.

Balaj, K., & Miller, S. (1996). The goals of “Victory Gallop” program. In McDaniel (Ed.), Using horses to heal. Symposium conducted at the Fifth Annual Conference on Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy /Initial Public Meeting of NARHA Mental Health Section, Temple, NH.

Barker, S.B., & Dawson, K.S. (1998). The effects of animal-assisted therapy on anxiety ratings of hospitalized psychiatric patients. Psychiatric Services, 49(6), 797-801.

Bates, A. (2002). Of patients and horses: Equine-facilitated psychotherapy. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services, 40(5), 16-24.

Baum, D. (1988). Heilpaedagogisches voltigieren/reiten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland am beispiel der arbeit mit und auf dem pferd. (A statistical evaluation of vaulting as remedial education with psychiatric patients). Therapeutisches reiten, 12(4), 11-14. German.

Beck, A. M., Seraydarian, L., & Hunter, G. F. (1986). Use of animals in the rehabilitation of psychiatric inpatients. Psychological Reports, 58(1), 63-66.

Bizub, A., Joy, A., & Davidson, L. (2003). “It’s like being in another world”: Demonstrating the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with psychiatric disability. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 26(4), 377-384.

Boysen, T. (1985). Presentation of riding therapy at Guastad Hospital in Norway. In (Associatione Nazionale Italiana di Riabilitazione Equestre), Fifth International Congress on Therapeutic Riding, A.N.I.R.E. Milan, Italy. English/Italian.

Brickel, C. (1986). Pet-facilitated therapies: a review of the literature and clinical implementation considerations. Clinical Gerontology, 5(3/4), 309-332.

Bruno, G., & Renzetti, I. (1985). Statistical evaluation of parameters tested in subjects undergoing horse therapy. In (Associatione Nazionale Italiana di Riabilitazione Equestre), Fifth International Congress on Therapeutic Riding, A.N.I.R.E. via Trincea delle Frasche 2, 20136 Milan, Italy. English/Italian.

Cassidy, K., Webb, L., McKeown, D., & Stiles, T. (1995). Evaluation of companion animals on a continuing care psychiatric unit. Perspectives, 19(2), 15-20.

Cobb, S. (1976). Social support as a moderator of life stress. Psychosomatic Medicine, 38(5), 300-314.

Cooper, G. (1999). Unless, of course, that horse is a therapist. Networker, March/April: 11-14.

Copeland Fitzpatrick, J., & Tebay, J. (1998). Hippotherapy and therapeutic riding: An international review. Pp. 41-58 in Wilson and Turner (Eds.), Companion animals in human health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cornelius, S. (2002). An exploratory study of theoretical concepts used by practitioners of equine-assisted psychotherapy in treating eating disordered patients in residential treatment settings: A project based upon an independent investigation. Unpublished master’s thesis, Smith College School of Social Work.

Daly, B., & Morton, L.L. (2009). Empathic Differences in Adults as a Function of Childhood and Adult Pet Ownership and Pet Type. Anthrozoos, 22(4), 371-382.

Nimer, J., Lundahl, B., (2007) Animal-assisted therapy: a meta-analysis. Anthrozoos, 20(3) 225-239.

Parish-Plass, N. (2008). Animal assisted therapy for children suffering from insecure attachment due to abuse and neglect: A method to lower the risk of intergenerational transmission of abuse? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 13(1), 7-30.

Schultz, P.N., Remick-Barlow, & Robbins, L. (2007) Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence. Health & Social Care in the Community, 15(3), 265-271.

Souter, M., Miller, M. (2007) Do animal assisted activities successfully treat depression: a meta-analysis. Anthrozoos, 20(2) 167-181.

Trotter, K., Chandler, C., Goodwin-Bond, D., & Casey, J. (2008).  A comparative study of the efficacy of group equine assisted counseling with at-risk children and adolescents.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Vol. 3(3), 254-284.

 

    AAT with Children and Adolescents

 

Antoon, M.C., & Basile, R.B. (1996). The psychological effects of equine facilitated experiential process on behavior and self-esteem in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Unpublished master’s thesis, Southeastern Louisiana State University.

Applestein, C. (1994). The benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for emotionally disturbed children. Unpublished manuscript.

Ascione, F.R. (1996). Enhancing children’s attitudes about the humane treatment of animals: Generalization to human-directed empathy. Anthrozoös, 9(4), 176-190.

Ascione, F.R. (1997). Humane education research: evaluating efforts to encourage children’s kindness and caring toward animals. Genet, Soc, and Gen Psychiatry Monograph, 123(1), 57-77.

Ascione, F.R., & Weber, C.V. (1996). Children’s attitudes about the humane treatment of animals and empathy: One-year follow up of a school-based intervention. Anthrozoös, 9(4), 188-195.

Avicolli, B. (1990). Therapeutic horseback riding: A pilot program for foster children with low self-esteem. Unpublished master’s thesis, Lincoln University.

Banman, J.K. (1995). Animal-assisted therapy with adolescents in a psychiatric facility. Journal of Pastoral Care, Fall, 49(3), 274-8.

Bardill, N., & Hutchinson, S. (1997). Animal-assisted therapy with hospitalized adolescents. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 10(1), 17-24.

Bertoti, D. B. (1988). Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on posture in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, 68(10), 1505-1512.

Biddle, A. (1996). Girls and horses: A developmental perspective. In McDaniel (Ed.), Using horses to heal. Symposium conducted at the Fifth Annual Conference on Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy /Initial Public Meeting of NARHA Mental Health Section, Temple, NH.

Bjerke, T., Odegardstuen, T. S., & Kaltenborn, B. P. (1998). Attitudes toward animals among Norwegian adolescents. Anthrozoös, 11 (2), pp. 79-86.

Bowers, M. (2001). The effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on behavior and self-esteem in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unpublished master’s thesis, Washburn University of Topeka.

Burch, M. (1991). Animal-assisted therapy and crack babies: A new frontier. Pet Partners Newsletter, 1(2), 1-2.

Cawley, R., Cawley, D., & Retter, K. (1994). Therapeutic horseback riding and self-concept in adolescents with special educational needs. Anthrozoös, 7(2), 129-133.

Emory, D. (1992). Effects of therapeutic horsemanship on the self-concept and behavior of asocial adolescents. Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Maine.

Endenburg, N. (1995). The influence of companion animals on the development of children. SCAS Journal/Conference Supplement, 2.

Endenburg, N., & Baarda, B. (1995). The role of pets in enhancing human well-being: Effects on child development. Retrieved July 23, 2003, from http://www.deltasociety.org/dsx211.htm

Gonski, Y. A. (1985). The therapeutic utilization of canines in a child welfare setting. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 2(2), 93-105.

Hanselman, J.L. (2001). Coping skills interventions with adolescents in anger management using animals in therapy. Journal of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy, 11(4), 159-195.

Parish-Plass, N. (2008). Animal assisted therapy for children suffering from insecure attachment due to abuse and neglect: A method to lower the risk of intergenerational transmission of abuse? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 13(1), 7-30.

Schultz, P.N., Remick-Barlow, & Robbins, L. (2007) Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence. Health & Social Care in the Community, 15(3), 265-271.

Trotter, K., Chandler, C., Goodwin-Bond, D., & Casey, J. (2008).  A comparative study of the efficacy of group equine assisted counseling with at-risk children and adolescents Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Vol. 3(3), 254-284.

 

    AAT in Gerontology & Nursing Homes

 

Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A. (2002). The effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 57A(7), M428-M432.

Batson, K., McCabe, B., & Baun, M.M. (1998). Effects of a therapy dog on socialization and physiologic indicators of stress in persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In C.C. Wilson & D.C. Turner (Eds.), Companion Animals in Human Health (pp. 2093-215). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Beyersdorfer, P., & Birkenhauer, D. (1990). The Therapeutic use of pets on an Alzheimer's unit. American Journal of Alzheimer's Care and Related Disorders and Research 5 (1), 13-17.

Bigatello, G., Lukcas, A., Terragni, A, Galimberti, M & Buttram, D. (2000). AAA/T in the nursing home: Preliminary assumptions and comparisons of a pilot experience in Italy. Interactions, 18(2), 8-9.

Boldt, M., & Dellmann-Jenkins, M. (1992). The impact of companion animals in later life and considerations for practice. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 11(2), 228-239.

Brickel, C. A. (1984). The clinical use of pets with the aged. Clinical Gerontologist, 2(4), 72-75.

Brickel, C. (1979). The therapeutic roles of cat mascots with a hospital-based geriatric population: a staff survey. The Gerontologist, 368-372.

Churchill, M., Safaoui, J., McCabe, B.W., & Baun, M.M. (1999). Effects of a therapy dog in alleviating the agitation behavior of sundown syndrome and in increasing socialization for persons with Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 37 (4), 16-22.

Cookman, C. (1996). Older people and attachment to things, places, pets, and ideas. IMAGE: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 28(3), 227-231.

Crowley-Robinson, P., Fenwick, D., & Blackshaw, J. (1996). A long-term study of elderly people in nursing homes with visiting and resident dogs. Applied Animal of Behavioral Science, 47, 137-148.

Cusack, O, & Smith, E. The Therapists’ Casebook. In Cusack O, Smith E, (Eds.), Pets and the Elderly: The Therapeutic Bond. New York: Haworth Press 1984; 4(2/3).

Damon, J., & May, R. (1986). The effects of pet facilitative therapy on patients and staff in an adult day care center. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 8(3-4), 117-131.

Darrah, J.P. (1996). A pilot survey of animal-facilitated therapy in southern California and South Dakota nursing homes. Occupational Therapy International, 3(2) 105-121.

Dembicki, D, & Anderson, J. (1996). Pet ownership may be a factor in improved health of the elderly. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 15(3), 15-31.

Erikson, R. (1985). Companion animals and the elderly. Geriatric Nursing, 6(2), 92-96.

Fick, K. M. (1993). The influence of an animal on social interactions of nursing home residents in a group setting. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47 (6), 529-534.

Fritz, C., Farver, T., & Hart, L. (1996). Companion animals and the psychological health of Alzheimer patients' caregivers. Psychology Reports, 78, 467-481.

Fritz, C.L, Thomas B.F., Kass, P.H., & Hart, L. (1995). Association with companion animals and the expression of noncognitive symptoms in Alzheimer's patients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 183(7), 459-463.

 

    AAT with Individuals Who Have Disabilities

 

Adams, D.L. (1997). Animal-assisted enhancement of speech therapy: A case study. Anthrozoös, 10(1), 53-56.

Allen, K., & Blascovich, J. (1996). The value of service dogs for people with severe ambulatory disabilities. Journal of American Medical Association, 275(13), 1001-1006.

Barlow, D.H., & Hayes, S.C. (1979). Alternating treatments design: one strategy for comparing the effects of two treatments in a single subject. Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis, 12, 199-210.

Bertoti, D. (1988). Effect of therapeutic horseback riding on posture in children with cerebral palsy. Physical Therapy, 68(10), 1505-1512.

Bertoti, D. (1991). Clinical suggestions: Effect of therapeutic horseback riding on extremity weight bearing in a child with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A case report as an example of clinical research. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 3(4), 219-222.

Campbell, S. (1990). Efficacy of physical therapy in improving postural control in cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 90(203), 135-140.

Carlson, E. (1983). The effects of a program of therapeutic horsemanship on the self-concept and locus of control orientation of the learning disabled. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, United States International University.

Casey, H.M. (1996). A survey of occupational therapists using pet-facilitated therapy. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 8, 10-17.

Cawley, R., Cawley D., & Retter, K.R. (no date available). Therapeutic horseback riding and self-concept in adolescents with special educational needs. Anthrozoös, 7(2), 129-134.

Counsell, C. M., Abram, J., & Gilbert, M. (1997). Animal-assisted therapy and the individual with spinal cord injury. SCI Nursing, 14(2), 52-55.

Delta Society (Producer). (1988). A classroom canine companion: A social dog in a special education classroom [Motion picture]. Renton, Washington: Delta Society.

DePauw, K. P. (1986). Horseback riding for individuals with disabilities: Programs, philosophy, and research. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 3, 217-226

Dyk, E. (1994). Horse riding for cerebral palsy: a case report. Companion/Metgesel, 11(3), Spring 8-17.

Eddy, J., Hart, L., & Bolts, R. (1988). The effects of service dogs on social acknowledgments of people in wheelchairs. Journal of Psychology, 122(1), 39-45.

Farias-Tomaszewski, S., Jenkins, S., & Keller, J. (2001). An evaluation of therapeutic horseback riding programs for adults with physical impairments. Therapeutic recreation journal, 35(3), 250-257.

Gonnella, C. (1989). Single subject experimental paradigm as a clinical decision tool. Physical Therapy, 69, 601-609.

Griffin, J. (1992). Chronicle of Therapeutic horseback riding in the United States, resources and references. Clinical Kinesiology, 2-7.

Haehl, V., Giuliani, C., & Lewis, C. (1999). The influence of hippotherapy on the kinematics and functional performance of two children with cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 11, 89-101.

 

    AAT in Medical Settings

 

Albert, T. (1996). Visiting people who have AIDS. Pet Partners® Newsletter, 6(3), 1.

Allen, K. (1996). Social support from people and pets: effects on automatic stress responses. Further Issues in Research in Companion Animal Studies [proceedings]. University of Cambridge: Society for Companion Animal Studies.

Allen, K., Blascovich, J., & Tomaka, J. (1991). Presence of human friends and pet dogs as moderators of autonomic responses to stress in women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61(4), 582-589.

Anda, R., Williamson, D., & Jones, D. (1993). Depressed affect, hopelessness, and the risk of ischemic heart disease in a cohort of U.S. adults. Epidemiology, 4(4), 285-294.

Anderson, W., Reid, C., & Jennings, G. (1992). Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 157, 298-301.

Angulo, F., Siegel, J., & Detels, R. (1996). Pet ownership and the reliability of the companion animal bonding scale among participants of the multicenter AIDS cohort study. Anthrozoös, 9(1):5-9.

Barba, B. E. (1995). The positive influence of animals: Animal-assisted therapy in acute care. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 9(4), 199-202.

Bardill, N., & Hutchinson, S. (1997). Animal-assisted therapy with hospitalized adolescents. JCAPN, 10(1), 17-24.

Brasic, J. (1998). Pets and health. Psychology Reports, 83, 1011-1024.

Broadhead, W., Kaplan, B., & James, S. (1983). The epidemiologic evidence for a relationship between social support and health. American of Journal Epidemiology, 117(5), 521-537.

Burke, S. (1992 ). In the presence of animals: Health professionals no longer scoff at the therapeutic effects of pets. U.S. News & World Report, Feb 24, 64-65.

Carmack, B.J. (1991). The role of companion animals for persons with AIDS/HIV. Holistic Nursing Practice, 5(2), 24-31.

Catanzaro, T., & Delafosse, J. (1987). Death with dignity: the implications of human/animal bond interactions within the hospice programs. The Latham Letter, 8(4), 14-17.

Chinner, T. L., & Dalziel, F. R. (1991). An exploratory study on the viability and efficacy of pet-facilitated therapy project within a hospice. Journal of Palliative Care, 7(4), 13-20.

Cole, K. M., & Gawlinski, A. (1995). Animal-assisted therapy in the intensive care unit: A staff nurse's dream come true. Nursing Clinics of North America, 30(3), 529-537.

Collins LF. Pets in therapy? How animal-assisted therapy can be a part of the healing process. OT Practice 1996;May:38-39.

Corson, S., Corson, E., Gwynne, P. (1977). Pet dogs as nonverbal communication links in hospital psychiatry. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 18(1), 61-72.

Delta Society. (2002). Does pet ownership reduce your risk for heart disease? Originally Published in Interactions, 10 (3), 1992, 12-13. Available online at: www.deltasociety. Org/dsx413.htm.

Dewar, M., & Nelson, J. (1988). The role of riding therapy in health. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Congress on Therapeutic Riding, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

 

    AAT in Correctional Facilities

 

Albert, T. (1996). Visiting prisons and detention centers. Pet Partners Newsletter, 6(2), 1.

Bernstein, M. (1986). Pets behind bars. The Montgomery Journal, Monday, November 10, C1-C3.

Cushing, J., & Williams, J. (1995). The wild mustang program: a case study in facilitated inmate therapy. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 22(3/4), 95-112.

Haynes, M. (1991). Pet therapy: Program lifts spirits, reduces violence in institution's mental health unit. Corrections Today, August, 120-122.

Hines, L. (1983). Pets in prison: A new partnership. California Veterinarian, May, 7-17.

Katcher, A, Beck, M., & Levine, D. (1989). Evaluation of a pet program in prison: The PAL project at Lorton. Anthrozoös, 2(3), 175-180.

Moneymaker, J. M., & Strimple, E. O. (1991). Animals and inmates: A caring companionship behind bars. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 16(3-4), 133-152.

Ormerod, E. (1996). Pet programmes in prisons. The SCAS Journal, Winter, 8(4), 1-3.

Shilstone, R. (1998). A friend indeed: the prison pet partnership program. Orion, Autumn, 52-57.

Walsh, P. G., & Mertin, P. C. (1994). The training of pets as therapy dogs in a women's prison: A pilot study. Anthrozoös, 7(2), 124-128.

 

AAT in Teaching and Program Instruction

DePrekel, M., & Welsch, T. (2002). Animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy lesson plans. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Linking Youth, Nature, and Critters, Inc.

DePrekel, M., & Welsch, T. (2002). Animal-assisted educational curriculum. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Linking Youth, Nature, and Critters, Inc.

DePrekel, M., & Welsch, T. (2003). Animal-assisted therapeutic interventions (based on DSM-IV). Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Linking Youth, Nature, and Critters, Inc.

DePrekel, M., & Welsch, T. (2003). Hands-on animal-assisted therapy and education activities. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Linking Youth, Nature, and Critters, Inc.

Kroeger, A. (1992). Using vaulting lessons as remedial education. Pp. 609-617 in Engel (Ed.), Therapeutic riding programs: Instruction and rehabilitation. Durango, CO: Barbara Engel Therapy Services.

McCowan, L. (1978). It is ability that counts: Cheff Center training manual on riding for the handicapped. Olivet, MI: Olivet College Press.

Rector, B. (1992). Spiritual psychology: An approach to therapeutic riding. Pp. 618-622 in Engel (Ed.). Therapeutic riding programs: instruction and rehabilitation. Durango, CO: Barbara Engel Therapy Services.

Rector, B. (2001). The handbook of equine-experiential learning – through the lens of Adventures in Awareness. Tucson, AZ: Adventures in Awareness.

Reide, D. (1988). Physiotherapy on the horse. Renton, WA: Delta Society.

Tedeschi, P. (1992). Guidelines for working with persons having psychiatric and emotional disabilities. In Engel (Ed.), Therapeutic riding programs. Durango, CO: Barbara Engel Therapy Services.

 

Other Interesting Reading

Erickson, C. (2007). The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment. New York: Norton & Co.

Koob, G., & Le Moal, M. (2006). Neurobiology of Addiction. Oxford: Academic Press. Self, D., Staley, J. (Eds.) (2010). Behavioral Neuroscience of Drug Addiction. London: Springer.