Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy. Edition No. 4

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  • 457 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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In the 15 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably.  The fourth edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 11 new chapters and over 40% new material.  In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal-assisted therapy (AAT) into their practices, best practices in animal-assisted intervention, how to design and implement animal-assisted interventions, and the efficacy of AAT with different disorders and patient populations.  Coverage includes the use of AAT with children, the elderly, those receiving palliative care, as well as people with chronic disorders, AIDS, trauma, and autistic spectrum disorders.  Additional chapters cover techniques for working with families, in juvenile and criminal justice systems, and in colleges and universities.

  • Summarizes efficacy research on AAT
  • Identifies how to design and implement animal assisted interventions
  • Provides methods, standards, and guidelines for AAT
  • Discusses AAT for children, the elderly, and special populations
  • Describes AAT use in different settings
  • Includes 11 new chapters and 40% new material

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Part I- The Conceptualization of Animal-Human Bond: The Foundation for Understanding Animal Assisted Interventions

1. Understanding our Kinship with Animals: Input for Health Care Professionals Interested in the Human-Animal Bond Aubrey H. Fine and Alan M. Beck

2. Animal-Assisted Interventions in Historical Perspective James A. Serpell

3.Forward Thinking:  The Evolving Field of Human-Animal Interactions Aubrey H. Fine, Philip Tedeschi and Erica Elvove

4. Influence of Cultural and Religious Factors on Attitudes Towards Animals Brinda Jegatheesan

5. Animal Therapy on the Community Level: The Impact of Pets on Social Capital Phil Arkow

6. Recruiting Psychosocial Health Effects of Animals for Families and Communities: Transition to Practice Lynnette A. Hart and Mariko Yamamoto

7. The Animal-Human Bond: Health and Wellness Erika Friedmann, Heesook Son and Mudasir Saleem

Part II
Animal-Assisted Interventions: Conceptual Model and Guidelines for Quality Assurance

8. What's Love Got to Do with It?  Selecting Animals for Animal-Assisted Mental Health Interventions Maureen MacNamara, Jeannine Moga, and Christopher Pachel

9. Understanding the Other End of the Leash: What Therapists Need to Understand About their Co-Therapists Patricia McConnell and Aubrey H. Fine

10.  The Role of the Equine in Animal-Assisted Interactions Donna Latella and Barbara N. Abrams

Part III
Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Guidelines for Use of AAI with Special Populations

11. Incorporating Animal-Assisted Interventions in Psychotherapy:  Guidelines and Suggestions for Therapists Aubrey H. Fine

12. Application of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Professional Settings: An Overview of Alternatives Risë VanFleet, Aubrey H.Fine, Dana O'Callaghan, Teal Mackintsoh, Julia Gimeno

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

14. Animals in Educational Settings: Research and Practice Nancy R. Gee, Aubrey H. Fine and Sabrina Schuck

15. Enhancing Special Education Environments with Animal-Assisted Interactions at Green Chimneys:  Opportunities and Practical Considerations Michael E. Kaufman, Andrea Beetz, Miyako Kinoshita and Samuel  Ross Jr.

16. The Roles of Animals for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Temple Grandin, Aubrey H. Fine, Marguerite E.  O'Haire, Gretchen Carlisle, and Christine M. Bowers

17. Understanding the Role of Human-Animal Interaction in the Family Context Megan K. Mueller, Aubrey H. Fine, and Marguerite E. O'Haire

18. Human/Animal Interaction in the Aging Boom Rebecca Johnson and Jessica Bibbo

19. Increasing the Effectiveness of Palliative Care Through Integrative Modalities: Conceptualizing the Roles of Animal Companions and Animal Assisted Interventions Perry Skeath, Molly A. Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Aubrey H. Fine, and Ann Berger

20. Pets Bring Comfort and Health: The Evolution of the PAWS Model in San Francisco and the Safe Pet Guidelines Kenneth Gorczyca, Aubrey H. Fine

21. The Human-Animal Relationship in Context of the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Allie Philips

22. Treating Human Trauma With the Help of Animals: Trauma Informed Intervention for Child Maltreatment and Adult Post-Traumatic Stress Philip Tedeschi, Meredith L. Sisa, Meg Daley Olmert, Nancy Parish-Plass, Rick Yount

23. On Call 24/7
The Emerging Roles of Service and Support Animals Philip Tedeschi, Jennifer A. Pearson, Dan Bayly, and Aubrey H. Fine

24. Animal Visitation Programs in Colleges and Universities: An Efficient Model for Reducing Student Stress Molly K. Crossman & Alan E. Kazdin

Part IV
Special Topics and Concerns in Animal-Assisted Interventions

25.Loss of a Therapy Animal: Assessment and Healing Susan P. Cohen

26.Our Ethical and Moral Responsibility: Ensuring the Welfare of Therapy Animals Zenithson Ng, Julia Albright, Aubrey H. Fine, and Jose Peralta

27. Methodological Standards and Strategies for Establishing the Evidence Base of Animal-Assisted Therapy Alan E. Kazdin

28. A Glimpse at the Future of Animal Assisted Interventions: Selected Commentaries

The Future Status of the Emerging Field of Anthrozoology Dennis C. Turner

Public Policy and the Human-Animal Bond Andrew N. Rowan

The Research Challenge: Threats to Validity of Animal Assisted Studies and Suggestions for Implementation Harold Herzog

Strengthening the Foundation of Human-Animal Interaction Research: Recent Developments in a Rapidly-Growing Field Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Regina Bures, Karyl J. Hurley, Nancy R. Gee

Appendix 1 The IAHAIO Definitions for Animal-Assisted Interventions and Gidelines for Wellness of Animals Involved

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Fine, Aubrey H.
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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