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Hästen, den bästa terapeuten? En kvalitativ studie om hästens betydelse för socialt arbete

Alriksson, Ida LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine businesses which use horses in various kinds of social work, and the opinions and experiences of the professional practitioners of these operations. I used semistructured interview to answer my questions, and I ended up interviewing eight people from seven different operations. Everyone was working in some kind of business which used horses as either an aid for the social work, or as a leisure activity for their clients. The clients had difficulties such as mental illness or some kind of disability. I found that my interviewees had experienced various forms of positive effects when their clients spent time with the animal. The professional practioners could see that their clients's motivation, trust and... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine businesses which use horses in various kinds of social work, and the opinions and experiences of the professional practitioners of these operations. I used semistructured interview to answer my questions, and I ended up interviewing eight people from seven different operations. Everyone was working in some kind of business which used horses as either an aid for the social work, or as a leisure activity for their clients. The clients had difficulties such as mental illness or some kind of disability. I found that my interviewees had experienced various forms of positive effects when their clients spent time with the animal. The professional practioners could see that their clients's motivation, trust and awareness had approved after spending time with the horse, and clients with psysical disabilties also gained from horsebackridning. But I also found that it is a theme which need more research and structure, and it needs people that's willing to fight for the cause. (Less)
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author
Alriksson, Ida LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
equine social work, horses, social work, equine assisted therapy
language
Swedish
id
8566533
date added to LUP
2016-01-29 13:05:33
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine businesses which use horses in various kinds of social work, and the opinions and experiences of the professional practitioners of these operations. I used semistructured interview to answer my questions, and I ended up interviewing eight people from seven different operations. Everyone was working in some kind of business which used horses as either an aid for the social work, or as a leisure activity for their clients. The clients had difficulties such as mental illness or some kind of disability. I found that my interviewees had experienced various forms of positive effects when their clients spent time with the animal. The professional practioners could see that their clients's motivation, trust and awareness had approved after spending time with the horse, and clients with psysical disabilties also gained from horsebackridning. But I also found that it is a theme which need more research and structure, and it needs people that's willing to fight for the cause.},
  author       = {Alriksson, Ida},
  keyword      = {equine social work,horses,social work,equine assisted therapy},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hästen, den bästa terapeuten? En kvalitativ studie om hästens betydelse för socialt arbete},
  year         = {2016},
}