Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions

Editor: Fine, Aubrey
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

ISBN: 978-0-12-801292-5
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 29
Book Status: Pending
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As the standard, go-to reference in the field of animal-assisted therapy, this book can be used to treat a wide variety of disorders in many patient populations.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • About the Editor
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: The Conceptualization of Animal–Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal Assisted Interventions
  • Understanding Our Kinship with Animals: Input for Health Care Professionals Interested in the Human–Animal Bond
  • Animal-Assisted Interventions in Historical Perspective
  • Forward Thinking: The Evolving Field of Human–Animal Interactions
  • Influence of Cultural and Religious Factors on Attitudes toward Animals
  • Animal Therapy on the Community Level: The Impact of Pets on Social Capital
  • Recruiting Psychosocial Health Effects of Animals for Families and Communities: Transition to Practice
  • The Animal–Human Bond: Health and Wellness
  • Part II: Animal-Assisted Interventions: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance
  • What's Love Got to Do with It? Selecting Animals for Animal-Assisted Mental Health Interventions
  • Understanding the Other End of the Leash: What Therapists Need to Understand about Their Co-therapists
  • The Role of the Equine in Animal-Assisted Interactions
  • Part III: Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Guidelines for Use of AAI with Special Populations
  • Incorporating Animal-Assisted Interventions into Psychotherapy: Guidelines and Suggestions for Therapists
  • Application of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Professional Settings: An Overview of Alternatives
  • Animals in the Lives of Children
  • Animals in Educational Settings: Research and Practice
  • Enhancing Special Education Environments with Animal-Assisted Interventions at Green Chimneys: Opportunities and Practical Considerations
  • The Roles of Animals for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Understanding the Role of Human–Animal Interaction in the Family Context
  • Human–Animal Interaction in the Aging Boom
  • Increasing the Effectiveness of Palliative Care through Integrative Modalities: Conceptualizing the Roles of Animal Companions and Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • Pets Bring Comfort and Health: The Evolution of the PAWS Model in San Francisco and the Safe Pet Guidelines
  • The Human–Animal Relationship in Context of the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems
  • Treating Human Trauma with the Help of Animals: Trauma Informed Intervention for Child Maltreatment and Adult Post-Traumatic Stress
  • On Call 24/7—The Emerging Roles of Service and Support Animals
  • Animal Visitation Programs in Colleges and Universities: An Efficient Model for Reducing Student Stress
  • Part IV: Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • Loss of a Therapy Animal: Assessment and Healing
  • Our Ethical and Moral Responsibility: Ensuring the Welfare of Therapy Animals
  • Methodological Standards and Strategies for Establishing the Evidence Base of Animal-Assisted Therapies
  • A Glimpse at the Future of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Selected Commentaries
  • The IAHAIO Definitions for Animal-Assisted Intervention and Guidelines for Wellness of Animals Involved