Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
This text explores the history and practice of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in counseling. It discusses the latest empirical research in the field and offers guidelines for implementing the practice of AAT in a variety of settings, including community counseling agencies, schools, private practices, and universities. It features case examples, explains how to select, train, and evaluate an animal for therapy work, and examines ethical considerations, risk management, diversity issues, and crisis response applications. Sample forms to be used in evaluating clients and recording session data are included, as well as illustrations to facilitate some of the recommended AAT techniques. The second edition features all of the material from the previous, updated and expanded, as well as a new chapter on animal assisted techniques and counseling theories and an expanded section on equine assisted counseling.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Cynthia K. Chandler, EdD, is a professor at the University of North Texas, where she has taught courses in counseling since 1989 and is founder and director of the UNT Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas. She has been practicing, teaching, researching, and supervising animal assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C) for fifteen years and is recognized worldwide as a leading expert in the field.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy. Research in Animal Assisted Counseling and Related Areas. Selecting an Animal for Therapy Work. Training a Pet for Therapy Work. Evaluation of a Pet for Therapy Work. Risk Management and Ethical and Legal Considerations in Animal Assisted Counseling. Animal Assisted Interventions and Counseling Theories. Animal Assisted Counseling Practices. Equine Assisted Counseling. A Variety of AAT Applications. Sensitivity to Cultural Differences and Populations with Special Needs. Crisis and Disaster Response Counseling with Therapy Animals. Establishing a School-Based Program for Animal Assisted Therapy and Education. International Considerations and Applications of Animal Assisted Therapy. Appendices College and University Programs in Animal Assisted Therapy and Related Areas. Client Screening Form for Animal Assisted Therapy. Psychosocial Session Form. Animal Assisted Therapy Animal Illustrations: Instructions and Activities. Sample Course Syllabus for Counselor Training in Animal Assisted Therapy. Educational Resources for Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activities. Sample Policy and Procedures for the Practice of Animal Assisted Therapy in a Counselor Training Program. Recommended Competency Areas and Accompanying Performance Guideline for the Practice of Animal Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Counseling. Several Hospitals with AAA/AAT Programs. Sample Policies and Procedures for the Practice of Animal Assisted Therapy in an Agency or Private Practice.