Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, 3rd Edition

Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, 3rd Edition,Aubrey Fine,ISBN9780123814531

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Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, U.S.A.

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Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, 3rd Edition

Table of Contents

SECTION I - The Conceptualization of the Animal-Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy
Chapter 1: Human Animal Interactions: Why Health Care Professionals should be Interested in the Human Animal Bond
Chapter 2: Animal Companions and Human Well-Being: An Historical Exploration of the Value of Human-Animal Relationships
Chapter 3: Animal-Assisted Interventions: The What, why, and where of Animal Assisted Interventions: The need for more rigorous research
Chapter 4: New and Old Perspectives on the Therapeutic Effect, of Animals and Nature
Chapter 5: Animals as Social Supports: Insights for Understanding AAT
Chapter 6: Psychological Benefits of Animal Companionship
Chapter 7: The Animal-Human Bond: Health and Wellness

SECTION II - Animal-Assisted Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance
Chapter 8: Methods, Standards and Guidelines in Selecting Animals for Animal Assisted Interventions
Chapter 9: Designing and Implementing Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs in Health and Mental Health Organizations
Chapter 10: A Conversation with Patricia McConnell--Understanding the Other Side of the Leash: What therapists need to know about dog and cat behavior

SECTION III - Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations
Chapter 11: Animals and Therapists: Incorporating Animals in Outpatient Psychotherapy: Guidelines for Application
Chapter 12: Application of animal assisted interventions in counseling settings: An overview of alternatives
Chapter 13: Animals in the Lives of Children
Chapter 14: Understanding the Role of Animal Assisted Interventions and the Human animal Bond with Persons with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 15: Understanding the Role of Animals in the Family - Insights and Strategies for Clinicians
Chapter 16: The Role Animals Play in Enhancing Quality of Life for t

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