Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123694843, 9780080463834

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

2nd Edition

Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice

Editors: Aubrey Fine
eBook ISBN: 9780080463834
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694843
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th August 2006
Page Count: 552
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Description

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.

Key Features

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

Readership

Practicing Clinicians

Table of Contents

Dedication
Foreword Dr. Bernard Rollin

Preface
Acknowledgements

SECTION I The Conceptualization of the Animal-Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal-Assisted Therapy

1. Animal Assisted Interventions in Historical Perspective
James A. Serpell

2. Animal-Assisted Interventions in Mental Health: Definitions and Theoretical Foundations
Katherine H. Kruger and James A. Serpell

3. New and Old Perspectives on the Therapeutic Effects of Animals and Nature
Aaron H. Katcher and Alan M. Beck

4. Animals as Social Supports: Insights for Understanding AAT
June McNicholas and Glyn Collis

5. Community Context and Psychosocial Benefits of Animal Companionship
Lynnette A. Hart

6. The Animal-Human Bond: Health and Wellness
Erika Friedmann and Chia-Chun Tsai

SECTION II Animal-Assisted Therapy: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance

7. 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 Organizations
Gerald P. Mallon, Samuel B. Ross, Jr., Steve Klee, and Lisa Ross

SECTION III Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Guidelines for Use of AAT with Special Populations

9. Incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy into Psychotherapy: Guidelines and Suggestions for Therapists
Aubrey H. Fine

10. Animals in the Lives of Children
Gail F. Melson and Aubrey H. Fine

11. A 4-Year Trial of Animal-Assisted Education and Therapy with Public School Special Education Students
Aaron Katcher and Susan Teumer

12. Clinical Approaches to Assessing and Utilizing Animal–Related Experiences in Therapeutic Interventions With Children, Adolescents and Their Caregivers
Barbara W. Boat

13. Animal-Assisted Therapy/Activity in Specialized Settings
Ben P. Granger and Lori R. Kogan

14. Human-Animal Interaction and Successful Aging
Mara M. Baun, Rebecca Jonson, and Barbara McCabe

15. 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 Wong

16. Animal Abuse and Developmental Psychopathology: Recent Research, Programmatic, and Therapeutic Issues and Challenges for the Future
Frank R. Ascione, Suzanne Barnard Susan Brooks and Julie Sell-Smith


SECTION IV Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Therapy

17. Measuring the Bond: Instruments to Assess the Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy
David C. Anderson

18. Techniques for Searching the Animal-Assisted Therapy Literature
Mary W. Wood

19. ""Old Wine in a New Bottle"": New Strategies for Humane Education
Phil Arkow

20. Welfare Considerations in Therapy and Assistance Animals
James A. Serpell, Raymond Coppinger, and Aubrey H. Fine

21. The Role of the Veterinary Family Practitioner in Animal-Assisted Therapy and Animal-Assisted Activity Programs
Richard Timmins and Aubrey H. Fine

22. The Future of Research, Education and Clinical Practice in the Animal-Human Bond and Animal-Assisted Therapy

PART A The Role of Ethology in the Field of Human-Animal Relations and Animal-Assisted Therapy
Dennis C. Turner

PART B Human Animal Interactions and Health: Best Evidence and Where We Go From Here?
Cindy C. Wilson

PART C The Role of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Clinical Practice: The Importance of Demonstrating Empirically Oriented Psychotherapies
Aubrey H. Fine.and Jeffrey S. Mio

Index

Details

No. of pages:
552
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080463834
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123694843

About the Editor

Aubrey Fine

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA