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.
Table of contents:
- Abbreviated TOCDedication Foreword PrefaceAcknowledgements
- 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