Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy
Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for PracticeEdited by
- Aubrey Fine, Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, U.S.A.
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.
Published: September 2006
Imprint: Academic Press
- Dedication Foreword Dr. Bernard RollinPrefaceAcknowledgementsSECTION I The Conceptualization of the Animal-Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy1. Animal Assisted Interventions in Historical PerspectiveJames A. Serpell2. Animal-Assisted Interventions in Mental Health: Definitions and Theoretical FoundationsKatherine H. Kruger and James A. Serpell3. New and Old Perspectives on the Therapeutic Effects of Animals and NatureAaron H. Katcher and Alan M. Beck 4. Animals as Social Supports: Insights for Understanding AATJune McNicholas and Glyn Collis5. Community Context and Psychosocial Benefits of Animal CompanionshipLynnette A. Hart6. The Animal-Human Bond: Health and WellnessErika Friedmann and Chia-Chun TsaiSECTION II Animal-Assisted Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance7. The Art of Animal Selection for Animal Assisted Activity and Therapy Programs Maureen Frederickson-MacNamara and Kris Butler 8. Designing and Implementing Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs in Health and Mental Health OrganizationsGerald P. Mallon, Samuel B. Ross, Jr., Steve Klee, and Lisa RossSECTION III Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations9. Incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy into Psychotherapy: Guidelines and Suggestions for TherapistsAubrey H. Fine10. Animals in the Lives of ChildrenGail F. Melson and Aubrey H. Fine11. A 4-Year Trial of Animal-Assisted Education and Therapy with Public School Special Education Students Aaron Katcher and Susan Teumer12. Clinical Approaches to Assessing and Utilizing AnimalRelated Experiences in Therapeutic Interventions With Children, Adolescents and Their CaregiversBarbara W. Boat13. Animal-Assisted Therapy/Activity in Specialized SettingsBen P. Granger and Lori R. Kogan14. Human-Animal Interaction and Successful AgingMara M. Baun, Rebecca Jonson, and Barbara McCabe15. History, Development and Theory of Human-Animal Support Services for People with AIDS/HIV and Other Disabling/Chronic Conditions Kenneth Gorczyca, Aubrey H. Fine, C. Victor Spain, Dana Callaghan, Laura Nelson, Lori Popejoy, Belinda Wong, and Stephanie Wong16. Animal Abuse and Developmental Psychopathology: Recent Research, Programmatic, and Therapeutic Issues and Challenges for the FutureFrank R. Ascione, Suzanne Barnard Susan Brooks and Julie Sell-SmithSECTION IV Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Therapy17. Measuring the Bond: Instruments to Assess the Impact of Animal-Assisted TherapyDavid C. Anderson18. Techniques for Searching the Animal-Assisted Therapy Literature Mary W. Wood19. "Old Wine in a New Bottle": New Strategies for Humane EducationPhil Arkow20. Welfare Considerations in Therapy and Assistance Animals James A. Serpell, Raymond Coppinger, and Aubrey H. Fine21. The Role of the Veterinary Family Practitioner in Animal-Assisted Therapy and Animal-Assisted Activity Programs Richard Timmins and Aubrey H. Fine22. The Future of Research, Education and Clinical Practice in the Animal-Human Bond and Animal-Assisted TherapyPART A The Role of Ethology in the Field of Human-Animal Relations and Animal-Assisted TherapyDennis C. TurnerPART B Human Animal Interactions and Health: Best Evidence and Where We Go From Here?Cindy C. WilsonPART C The Role of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Clinical Practice: The Importance of Demonstrating Empirically Oriented PsychotherapiesAubrey H. Fine.and Jeffrey S. MioIndex