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

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Aubrey H. Fine
Academic Press, Apr 28, 2011 - Psychology - 552 pages
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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.

*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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Contents

Conceptualization of the AnimalHuman Bond The Foundation for Understanding AnimalAssisted Therapy
1
AnimalAssisted Therapy Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance
119
Best Practices in AnimalAssisted Therapy Guidelines for Use of AnimalAssisted Therapy with Special Populations
165
Special Topics and Concerns in AnimalAssisted Therapy
389
INDEX
525
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About the author (2011)

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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