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

ISBN-10: 0123814537
ISBN-13: 9780123814531
Edition: 3rd 2010
Authors: Aubrey H. Fine
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 9/21/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 588
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

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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