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

Other | April 1, 2011

byFine, Aubrey H., Aubrey H. Fine

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The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this field has grown. New coverage includes: Animals as social supports, Use of AAT with Special Needs students, the role of animals in the family- insights for clinicians, and measuring the animal-person bond.

*Contributions from veterinarians, animal trainers, psychologists, and social workers
*Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions
*Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations

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The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this fie...

Dr. Fine received his graduate degree from University of Cincinnati in 1982 and has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University since 1981. His leadership among faculty and teaching excellence earned him the prestigious Wang Award in 2001, given to a distinguished professor within the California State University syst...

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Format:OtherDimensions:552 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080463835

ISBN - 13:9780080463834

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Table of Contents

Abbreviated TOC

Dedication
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements

SECTION I The Conceptualization of the Animal-Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy
SECTION II Animal-Assisted Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance
SECTION III Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations
SECTION IV Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Therapy
PART A The Role of Ethology in the Field of Human-Animal Relations and Animal-Assisted Therapy
PART B Human Animal Interactions in Health: Best Evidence and Where We Go From Here?
PART C The Role of AAT in Clinical Practice: The Importance of Demonstrating Empirically Oriented Psychotherapies