The Resource Handbook on animal-assisted therapy : theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice, edited by Aubrey H. Fine

Handbook on animal-assisted therapy : theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice, edited by Aubrey H. Fine

Handbook on animal-assisted therapy : theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice
Handbook on animal-assisted therapy
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theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice
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edited by Aubrey H. Fine
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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Handbook on animal-assisted therapy : theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice, edited by Aubrey H. Fine
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  • 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
  • SECTION I: THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE ANIMAL-HUMAN BOND: THE FOUNDATION FOR UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY: Animal-assisted interventions in historical perspective / James A. Serpell -- Animal-assisted interventions in mental health: definitions and theoretical foundations / Katherine A. Kruger and James A. Serpell -- New and old perspectives on the therapeutic effects of animals and nature / Aaron H. Katcher and Alan M. Beck -- Animals as social supports: insights for understanding AAT / June McNicholas and Glyn Collis -- Community context and psychosocial benefits of animal companionship / Lynnette A. Hart -- The animal-human bond: health and wellness / Erika Friedmann and Chia-Chun Tsai -- SECTION II: ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY: CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND GUIDELINES FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE: The art of animal selection for animal-assisted activity and therapy programs / Maureen Fredrickson-MacNamara and Kris Butler -- Designing and implementing animal-assisted therapy programs in health and mental health organizations / Gerald P. Malton, Samuel B. Ross Jr., Steve Klee, and Lisa Ross -- SECTION III: BEST PRACTICES IN ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY: GUIDELINES FOR USE OF ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Incorporating animal-assisted therapy into psychotherapy: guidelines and suggestions for therapists / Aubrey H. Fine -- Animals in the lives of children / Gail F. Melson, and Aubrey H. Fine -- A 4-year trial of animal-assisted therapy with public school special education students / Aaron Katcher and Susan Teumer -- Clinical approaches to assessing and utilizing animal-related experiences in therapeutic interventions with children, adolescents, and their caregivers / Barbara W. Boat -- Characteristics of animal-assisted therapy/activity in specialized settings / Ben P. Granger and Lori R. Kogan -- Human-animal interaction and successful aging / Mara Baun, Rebecca Johnson, and Barbara McCabe -- History, development, and theory of human-animal support services for people with AIDS/HIV and other disabling chronic conditions / Ken Gorczca, Aubrey H. Fine, C. Victor Spain, Dana Callaghan [and others] -- Animal abuse and developmental psychopathology: recent research, programmatic, and therapeutic issues and challenges for the futuer / Frank R. Ascione, Suzanne Barnard, Susan Brooks, and Julie Sell-Smith -- SECTION IV: SPECIAL TOPICS AND CONCERNS IN ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY: Measuring the bond: instruments used to assess the impact of animal-assisted therapy / David C. Anderson -- Techniques for searching the animal-assisted therapy literature / Mary W. Wood -- "Old wine in a new bottle": new strategies for humane education / Phil Arkow -- Welfare considerations in therapy and assistance animals / James A. Serpell, Raymond Coppinger, and Aubrey H. Fine -- Role of the veterinary family practioner in animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activity programs / Richard Timmins and Aubrey H. Fine -- The future of research, education, and clinical practice in the animal-human bond and animal-assisted therapy -- PART A: The role of ethology in the field of human-animal relations and animal-assisted therapy / Dennis C. Turner -- PART B: Human-animal interactions and health: best evidence and where do we go from here / Cindy C. Wilson -- PART C: The role of animal-assisted therapy in clinical practice: the importance of demonstrating empirically oriented psychotherapies / Aubrey H. Fine and Jeffery S. Mio
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1 online resource (xviii, 534 pages)
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