Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice

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Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice

Format:  Hardcover,

588 pages

Publisher: Academic Pr

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9780123814531

ISBN-10: 0123814537

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In the 10 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The third edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 10 new chapters and over 50% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal assisted therapy into their practice, how to design and implement animal assisted interventions, and the efficacy of animal assisted therapy with different disorders and patient populations. Coverage includes the use of AAT with children, families, and the elderly, in counseling and psychotherapy settings, and for treating a variety of specific disorders.

* Includes coverage of the use of cats, dogs, birds, and horses

* Discusses the "why" to use animals in therapy as well as the "how"

* Covers the use of animal-assisted therapy with different special populations and to treat different disorders

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Publisher: Academic Pr
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9780123814531
ISBN-10: 0123814537
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 588
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.5

Chapter outline

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Dedication
The Conceptualization of the Animal/Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy
Understanding our kinship with animals: input for health care professionals interested in the human/animal bond
Animal-assisted interventions in historical perspective
Animal-assisted interventions in mental health: definitions and theoretical foundations
Newer and older perspectives on the therapeutic effects of animals and nature
Positive effects of animals for psychosocially vulnerable people: a turning point for delivery
The animal/human bond: health and wellness
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guideliness for Quality Assurance
Animal selection procedures in animal-assisted interaction programs
Designing and implementing animal-assisted therapy programs in health and mental health organizations
Understanding the other end of the leash: what therapists need to understand about their co-therapists
Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations
Incorporating animal-assisted therapy into psychotherapy: guidelines and suggestions for therapists
Application of animal-assisted interventions in counseling settings: an overview of alternatives
Animals in the lives of children
The use of therapy animals with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
Understanding the role of animals in the family: insights and strategies for clinicians
Human/animal interaction and successful aging
Increasing the effectiveness of palliative care through integrative modalities: conceptualizing the roles of animal companions and animal-assisted interventions
Human/animal support services: the evolution of the San Francisco model and pet-associated zoonoses education
Animal abuse and developmental psychopathology: recent research, programmatic and therapeutic issues and challenges for the future
Animal-assisted activity as a social experience
Assistance animals: their evolving role in psychiatric service applications
Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Therapy
Loss of a therapy animal: assessment and healing
Animal-assisted interventions and humane education: opportunities for a more targeted focus
Welfare consideration in therapy and assistance animals
The role of the veterinary family practitioner in AAT and AAA programs
Methodological standards and strategies for establishing the evidence base of animal-assisted therapies
The future of research, education and clinical practice in the animal/human bond and animal-assisted therapy
The role of ethology in the field of human/animal relations and animal-assisted therapy
Human/animal interactions (HAIs) and health: the evidence and issues-past, present, and future
The role of AAT in clinical practice: the importance of demonstrating empirically oriented psychotherapies
Index

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In the 10 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The third edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 10 new chapters and over 50% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal assisted therapy into their practice, how to design and implement animal assisted interventions, and the efficacy of animal assisted therapy with different disorders and patient populations. Coverage includes the use of AAT with children, families, and the elderly, in counseling and psychotherapy settings, and for treating a variety of specific disorders.

* Includes coverage of the use of cats, dogs, birds, and horses

* Discusses the "why" to use animals in therapy as well as the "how"

* Covers the use of animal-assisted therapy with different special populations and to treat different disorders

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