Therapeutic interventions and animal assisted therapy with incarcerated females

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Social Work
Department Social Work (College of)
Author Jasperson, Rachael Anne
Title Therapeutic interventions and animal assisted therapy with incarcerated females
Date 2011-05
Description The prison population in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. Incarcerated women manifest distinctly greater psychological distress than do their male counterparts. In addition, these women demonstrate higher rates of mood disorder, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. Ranging from individual and group therapy to vocational training, corrections facilities use various forms of therapeutic interventions in an attempt to provide inmates with the resources necessary to develop healthy coping skills and function successfully in society. For many years corrections facilities have used animals as rehabilitative or therapeutic tools. However, there have been few studies looking at the efficacy of programs using animals with incarcerated populations. This dissertation presents how I examined the impact of an animal assisted therapy group with female inmates at the Utah State Prison. I present three separate articles that I submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Animal assisted therapy; Female inmates; Incarcerated women; Prison
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Rachael Anne Jasperson 2011
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 932,114 bytes
Identifier us-etd3,30253
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections ; HV15.5 2011 .J37
ARK ark:/87278/s6cg04w2
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2017-09-14
ID 194771
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cg04w2