Animal Assisted Interventions: Views of Social Workers from Gävleborg
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis was conducted in order to explore the views and perception of social workers from Gävleborg on animal-assisted interventions. This study examines the attitudes of social workers towards the phenomenon of animal-assisted interventions and the importance of the animal-human bond. During the investigation process semi-structured e-mail interviews and one face-to-face interview were used as a method to collect empirical data. The results showed that social workers have a positive attitude towards animal-assisted interventions, as well as whether social workers have any knowledge regarding animal-assisted interventions. The final conclusion of this thesis presents the social workers’ desire to gain more knowledge and training on animal-assisted interventions within the social work practice in Gävleborg.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 47 p.
social work, social work practice, AAI (Animal-Assisted Interventions), Gävleborg
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21226OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21226DiVA: diva2:903065
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Rambaree, Komalsingh, Dr.