Thesis Committee Member(s)
Miller, Amanda & Howe, J. Thomas
Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This thesis explores the use of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in conjunction with traditional therapy practices. After a brief history of AAT and examples of a few different settings in which it has been used, it specifically examines the benefits of AAT when working with adolescents who have experienced trauma. Chapter five showcases an organization in Denver that works with adolescents who have experienced trauma and is currently using AAT in their therapy practices. This chapter shows how AAT can be extremely beneficial for the healing process of these children as well as how it has impacted their therapeutic intervention in many different ways.
Date of Award
© Emily O'Connor
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O'Connor, Emily K., "The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy: a Closer Look at the Healing Relationship Between Animals and Humans" (2014). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 607.