By PHIL ARKOW
(2021: 192 pages.) ISBN: 978-0-615-46239-4
Extensively updated in 2021, this comprehensive resource guide to the human-animal bond and its therapeutic applications is used internationally and in several college courses. It describes clinical and institutional animal-assisted therapies and activities in rehabilitative, residential, and physical and mental health programs with children, seniors, veterans, prison inmates, the disabled, and a wide range of special populations. This classic textbook is a must for anyone doing research, considering working in this field, or developing a program!
Topics covered in this 192-page textbook include:
- How to become an AAT/AAA practitioner
- How to organize an AAT/AAA program
- Techniques for conducting effective interventions
- Environmental health and risk management issues
- Pets in long-term healthcare, hospitals, hospices, residential treatment
- Pets in PT, OT, speech therapy
- AAT in psychotherapy
- Prison and “cell dog” programs
- Service dogs and PTSD dogs for military veterans
- Reading interventions using animals
- Research and strategies for using AAT/AAA with Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, autism, substance abuse programs
- Pets in obesity control and physical fitness programs
- Infectious disease control guidelines
- State regulations
- Directories of worldwide academic and programmatic centers
- and much, much more!
HOW TO ORDER
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