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Colorado State University

1. Lee, Ping-Tzu. From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2007, Colorado State University

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 creatures, the more humans value both other creatures and themselves. The primary analytic strategies were a zoom model and a thematic analysis. The zoom model focused on how participants told their stories and attempted to keep each participant's overall story intact to preserve sequences. The thematic analysis emphasized the content of stories and focused on finding patterns in segments of the participants' stories. Using concepts from the biophilia hypothesis, I suggest that the zoom model is analogous to art and that the thematic analysis is analogy to science. I conducted two semi-structured, individual, face-to-face interviews with eight participants (four social workers and four counselors) who had at least two years of experience with practicing both traditional psychotherapy and EAP. Each interview lasted one to two hours. After transcribing each interview, I combined inductive and deductive coding and utilized the computer-assisted qualitative software N-Vivo 10 to assist with the thematic analysis. Participants described evolving relationships with horses they started from low awareness to high awareness about their relationships with horses, and then they moved to value horses' roles as teachers in their lives. Participants described practicing EAP for both personal and professional reasons. Furthermore, they indicated that they drew from horses' strengths to complement their therapeutic work. Participants indicated that they are much less active in EAP sessions than they are in traditional psychotherapy. Specifically, participants indicated that in EAP sessions they stay quiet, are guided by horses, ask important questions, and accept that the therapeutic environment is much less controlled than in traditional psychotherapy settings. Drawing from the biophilia hypothesis, participants' roles and strategies in EAP are similar to naturalists' roles and strategies in a field, and this view of therapists represents a paradigm shift in psychotherapy. Participants stated that EAP decreases the power differential between clients and therapists. They also indicated that it provides a non-verbal and masculine approach that may be appealing to clients who are not comfortable in traditional psychotherapy settings. I discussed various theoretical and practice implications from this study for social work and the larger field of mental health treatment. Furthermore, I provide recommendations for… Advisors/Committee Members: Granger, Ben (advisor), Dakin, Emily (committee member), Jennings, Louise (committee member), Quijano, Louise (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: equine assisted psychotherapy; equine assisted therapy; equine facilitated therapy; equine guided education; equine therapy; traditional psychotherapy

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APA (6th Edition):

Lee, P. (2007). From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences. (Doctoral Dissertation). Colorado State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83756

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lee, Ping-Tzu. “From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, Colorado State University. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83756.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lee, Ping-Tzu. “From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences.” 2007. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Lee P. From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Colorado State University; 2007. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83756.

Council of Science Editors:

Lee P. From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: mental health practitioners' experiences. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Colorado State University; 2007. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83756


University of Victoria

2. Schlote, Sarah M. Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada : surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices.

Degree: Dept. of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, 2009, University of Victoria

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and equine-assisted therapy/learning (EAT/L) are innovative techniques in counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, coaching, and other personal growth interventions. Although this field has experienced tremendous growth in the United States, very little is known about its Canadian equivalent. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine the current state of AAT and EAT/L in Canada, by conducting a national, bilingual (English and French) survey of helping professionals who involve animals in their practices. A total of 131 questionnaires were retained for analysis. The results of this study suggest that the field is very diverse, with a multitude of confusing terms and expressions, varying levels of education and training, and disagreement on how different practices are defined, resulting in a fragmented, confusing and inconsistent appearance. Recommendations for the evolution of the field and suggestions for future research are provided. Advisors/Committee Members: Black, Timothy G. (supervisor).

Subjects/Keywords: animal-assisted therapy; pet-facilitated therapy; animal-assisted activities; Equine-assisted psychotherapy; equine-facilitated psychotherapy; equine-assisted learning; equine-facilitated learning; equine-faciliated experiential learning; equine-guided education; equine-facilitated counselling; equine-facilitated counseling; equine-assisted coaching; Canada; survey; ethics; standards of practice; helping professions; counselling; counseling; psychotherapy; coaching; psychology; social work; education; experiential learning; nature-assisted therapy; therapeutic farms; healing; alternative approaches to healing; therapy animals; therapy dogs; horses; dogs; cats; farm animals; equine; natural horsemanship; animal-assisted; equine-assisted; equine-facilitated; equine-guided; bilingual; UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Psychology; UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Schlote, S. M. (2009). Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada : surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices. (Masters Thesis). University of Victoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1457

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schlote, Sarah M. “Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada : surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices.” 2009. Masters Thesis, University of Victoria. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1457.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schlote, Sarah M. “Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada : surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices.” 2009. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Schlote SM. Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada : surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Victoria; 2009. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1457.

Council of Science Editors:

Schlote SM. Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy/learning in Canada : surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices. [Masters Thesis]. University of Victoria; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1457

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