Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

Editor: Fine, Aubrey
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

Single-User Purchase Price: $74.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $112.43
ISBN: 978-0-12-815395-6
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 43
Book Status: Available
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This book will help therapists 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.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • About the Editor
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Conceptualization of the Animal-Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • 1. Understanding Our Kinship With Animals: Input for Health Care Professionals Interested in the Human–Animal Bond
  • 2. Animal-Assisted Interventions in Historical Perspective
  • 3. Forward Thinking: The Evolving Field of Human–Animal Interactions
  • 4. Influence of Cultural and Religious Factors on Attitudes Toward Animals
  • 5. The Social Capital of Companion Animals: Pets as a Catalyst for Social Networks and Support… and a Barometer of Community Violence
  • 6. Living With Assistance Dogs and Other Animals: Their Therapeutic Roles and Psychosocial Health Effects
  • 7. The Animal–Human Bond: Health and Wellness
  • Animal-Assisted Interventions and Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance
  • 8. What’s Love Got to Do With It? Selecting Animals for Animal-Assisted Mental Health Interventions
  • 9. Getting the Right Dog for the Right Job for Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI): Essential Understanding of Dog Behavior and Ethology for Those Working Within AAI
  • 10. The Role of the Equine in Animal-Assisted Interactions
  • 11. Understanding the Other End of the Leash: What Therapists Need to Understand About Their Cotherapists
  • 12. Our Ethical and Moral Responsibility: Ensuring the Welfare of Therapy Animals
  • 13. The Veterinarian’s Role in Safe and Effective Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT With Special Populations
  • 14. Incorporating Animal-Assisted Interventions Into Psychotherapy Guidelines and Suggestions for Therapists
  • 15. Application of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Professional Mental Health Settings: An Overview of Practice Considerations
  • 16. Animals in the Lives of Children
  • 17. Animals in Educational Settings: Research and Practice
  • 18. The Roles of Animals for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 19. Animal Assisted Interventions for Children With Disorders of Executive Function: The Influence of Humane Education and Character Development on the P.A.C.K. Model
  • 20. Human–Animal Interaction in the Aging Boom
  • 21. Animal-Assisted Interventions in Hospitals
  • 22. Animal-Assisted Activities in Colleges and Universities: An Efficient Model for Reducing Student Stress
  • 23. Understanding the Role of Human–Animal Interaction in the Family Context
  • 24. Treating Human Trauma With the Help of Animals: Trauma-Informed Intervention for Child Maltreatment and Adult Posttraumatic Stress
  • 25. Animal-Assisted Occupational Therapy: Guidelines for Standards, Theory, and Practice
  • 26. Developing Community-Based AAI Programs: Supporting PAWS on the Ground
  • Special Topics in Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • 27. Research, Practice, Science, and Public Policy – How They Fit Together in the Context of AAI
  • 28. Global Best Practices in Applying AAI: Snapshots of Unique Treatments
  • 29. Methodological Standards and Strategies for Establishing the Evidence Base of Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • 30. Animal-Assisted Interventions With in an International Perspective: Trends, Research, and Practices
  • 31. The Research Challenge: Threats to the Validity of Human–Animal Interaction Intervention Studies and Suggestions for Improvement
  • 32. Strengthening the Foundation of Human–Animal Interaction Research: Recent Developments in a Rapidly Growing Field
  • The IAHAIO Definitions for Animal Assisted Intervention and Guidelines for Wellness of Animals Involved in AAI