ERIC Number: EJ1154678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors
Adams, Aimee C.; Sharkin, Bruce S.; Bottinelli, Jennifer J.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v31 n4 p306-324 2017
The roles that pets play in the lives of college students have received little attention in the college counseling literature. This article will review four topics related to college students and pets that have implications for counselors: (a) the separation anxiety that students experience from not having their pets at college, (b) the devastating impact of losing a pet, (c) requests from students for emotional support animals, and (d) the use of animal-assisted interventions on campuses.
Descriptors: College Students, Animals, School Counselors, Role, School Counseling, Grief, Attachment Behavior, Separation Anxiety, Coping, Depression (Psychology), Disabilities, School Policy, Therapy, Mental Health, Campuses, Stress Management, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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