Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

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

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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.
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  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 861.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123694841
  • 9780123694843
  • 760,599

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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
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