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Elizabeth B. Strand, PhD, LCSW

Director, Veterinary Social Work and Associate Professor


Selected Publications:

Strand, E.B., Poe, B., Allen, E., Nimer, J., Yorke, J. “Veterinary Social Work; What is that?” Journal of Interprofessional Practice| accepted

Holcombe, T. M., Strand, E.B., Nugent, W. R., & Ng, Z.Y. Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings. The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment| accepted (mentoing author)

Wilson, C.M., Bolin, R. M., Nugent, W. R., & Strand, E.B. (2015). Facets of mindfulness related to change in anxiety following a mindfulness-based-intervention. The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment| accepted (data from the MBSR course I teach, I collected the follow up data for this project as well as wrote IRB.)

Strand, E.B., Johnson, B., Thompson, J. (2013) Peer assisted communication training. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 1 (1),1-9.

Yorke, J., Nugent, W., Strand, E.B., Bolen, R., New, J., & Davis, C. (2012) Equine assisted therapy and its impact on cortisol levels of children and horses: a pilot study and meta analysis. Early Child Development and Care, 187(7), 874-894. (dissertation committee member, read drafts of research, consulted on design and relevany literature.)

Strand, E.B. Counseling Clients. (2010) In J. Bartges and Polzin (eds) Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals. Blackwell Publishing.

Cronley, C.; Strand, E. B.; Patterson, D.; Gwaltney, S. ( 2009) "Homeless Animal Caretakers: A Descriptive and Comparative Study," Psychological Reports.

Strand, E. B. (2006) Non-Anxious presence: A key attribute of the successful veterinarian, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Spring 33(1), 65-70.

Strand, E. B. & Faver, C.A. (2005) Battered women’s concern for pets: A Closer Look, Journal of Family Social Work, 9(4), 39-58

Faver, C. A. & Strand, E. B. (2008). Unleashing Compassion: Social work and animal abuse. In F. R. Ascione (ed.), International handbook of theory and research on animal abuse and cruelty. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Faver, C. A. & Strand, E. B. (2007) Fear, Guilt, and Grief: Harm to Pets and the Emotional Abuse of Women. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 7(1), 51-70.

Strand, E. B., Zaparanick, T. L., Brace, J., (2005) Quality of Life and Stress Factors for Veterinary Medical Students, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 32(2), 182-192.

Strand, E. B. (2004) Interparental conflict and youth maladjustment: The buffering effects of pets. The Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.

Rocha, C. & Strand, E.B. (2004). Effects of economic policies and employment assistance programs on the well being of displaced female apparel workers. Journal of Family Issues, Vol 25(4), 542-566.

Faver, C. A., & Strand, E. B. (2004). Domestic violence and animal cruelty: A practice course module on the web of abuse. In F. Danis & L. Lockhart (eds.), Integrating Domestic Violence Content into the Foundation Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Faver, C. A., & Strand, E. B. (2004). Domestic violence and animal cruelty: A social policy module on the web of abuse. In F. Danis & L. Lockhart (eds.), Integrating Domestic Violence Content into the Foundation Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Faver, C. A. & Strand, E. B. (2003) To leave or to stay? Battered women’s concern for vulnerable pets. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 18(12), 1367-78.

Faver, C. A. & Strand, E. B. (2003) Domestic violence and animal cruelty: Untangling the web of abuse. Journal of Social Work Education, Vol 39, Issue 2, Spring/Summer, 237-253.


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