Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice / Edition 3

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice / Edition 3

by Aubrey H. Fine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123814537

ISBN-13: 9780123814531

Pub. Date: 08/25/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Science

In the 10 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The third edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 10 new chapters and over 50% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefitsof incorporating animal assisted therapy into their

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Overview

In the 10 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The third edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 10 new chapters and over 50% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefitsof 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.

• Includes coverage of the use of cats, dogs, birds, and horses

• Discusses the "why" to use animals in therapy as well as the "how"

• Covers the use of animal-assisted therapy with different special populations and to treat different disorders

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123814531
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/25/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Foreword xv

Preface xix

Dedication xxiii

Part 1 The Conceptualization of the Animal/Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy

1 Understanding our kinship with animals: input for health care professionals interested in the human/animal bond Aubrey H. Fine Alan Beck 3

2 Animal-assisted interventions in historical perspective James A. Serpell 17

3 Animal-assisted interventions in mental health: definitions and theoretical foundations Katherine A. Kruger James A. Serpell 33

4 Newer and older perspectives on the therapeutic effects of animals and nature Aaron H. Katcher Alan M. Beck 49

5 Positive effects of animals for psychosocially vulnerable people: a turning point for delivery Lynette A. Hart 59

6 The animal/human bond: health and wellness Erika Friedmann Heesook Son Chia-Chun Tsai 85

Part 2 Animal-Assisted Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guideliness for Quality Assurance

7 Animal selection procedures in animal-assisted interaction programs Maureen Fredrickson-MacNamara Kris Butler 111

8 Designing and implementing animal-assisted therapy programs in health and mental health organizations Gerald P. Mallon Samuel B. Ross, Jr. Steve Klee Lisa Ross 135

9 Understanding the other end of the leash: what therapists need to understand about their co-therapists Patricia McConnell Aubrey H. Fine 149

Part 3 Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations

10 Incorporating animal-assisted therapy into psychotherapy: guidelines and suggestions for therapists Aubrey H. Fine 169

11 Application of animal-assisted interventions in counseling settings: an overview of alternatives Aubrey H. Fine Dana O'Callaghan Cynthia Chandler Karen Schaffer Teri Pichot Julia Gimeno 193

12 Animals in the lives of children Gail F. Melson Aubrey H. Fine 223

13 The use of therapy animals with individuals with autism spectrum disorders Temple Grandin Aubrey H. Fine Christine M. Bowers 247

14 Understanding the role of animals in the family: insights and strategies for clinicians Barbara W. Boat 265

15 Human/animal interaction and successful aging Mara Baun Rebecca Johnson 283

16 Increasing the effectiveness of palliative care through integrative modalities: conceptualizing the roles of animal companions and animal-assisted interventions Perry Skeath Aubrey H. Fine Ann Berger 301

17 Human/animal support services: the evolution of the San Francisco model and pet-associated zoonoses education Ken Gorczyca Aubrey H. Fine Stephanie Venn-Watson Laura Nelson Andrea Brooks John L. Lipp C. Victor Spain Ilana Strubel Jane Irene Kelly Belinda Wong Dana O'Callaghan Lori Popejoy 329

18 Animal abuse and developmental psychopathology: recent research, programmatic and therapeutic issues and challenges for the future Frank R. Ascione Marie S. McCabe Allie Phillips Phillip Tedeschi 357

19 Animal-assisted activity as a social experience Arnold Arluke 401

20 Assistance animals: their evolving role in psychiatric service applications Philip Tedeschi Aubrey H. Fine Jana I. Helgeson 421

Part 4 Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Therapy

21 Loss of a therapy animal: assessment and healing Susan Phillips Cohen 441

22 Animal-assisted interventions and humane education: opportunities for a more targeted focus Phil Arkow 457

23 Welfare consideration in therapy and assistance animals J. A. Serpell R. Coppinger A. H. Fine J. M. Peralta 481

24 The role of the veterinary family practitioner in AAT and AAA programs Richard Timmins Aubrey H. Fine Richard Meadows 505

25 Methodological standards and strategies for establishing the evidence base of animal-assisted therapies Alan E. Kazdin 519

26 The future of research, education and clinical practice in the animal/human bond and animal-assisted therapy 547

Part A The role of ethology in the field of human/animal relations and animal-assisted therapy Dennis C. Turner 547

Part B Human/animal interactions (HAIs) and health: the evidence and issues-past, present, and future Cindy C. Wilson 554

Part C The role of AAT in clinical practice: the importance of demonstrating empirically oriented psychotherapies Aubrey H. Fine Jeffrey Scott Mio 563

Index 579

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