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

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Aubrey H. Fine
Academic Press, Sep 21, 2010 - Psychology - 588 pages

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 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.

  • 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

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Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance
Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations
Part Four Special Topics and Concerns in AnimalAssisted Therapy

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Dr. Fine received his graduate degree from University of Cincinnati in 1982 and has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University since 1981. His leadership among faculty and teaching excellence earned him the prestigious Wang Award in 2001, given to a distinguished professor within the California State University system (23 Universities), in this instance for exceptional commitment, dedication, and exemplary contributions within the areas of education and applied sciences. Dr. Fine is also a licensed psychologist who opened his practice in Southern California in 1987. His practice specializes in treating children with ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders and parent child relations.

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