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Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Yvonne Dolan)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • What to Expect from This Book
  • Chapter 1. The Basics of Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy (AAA/T)
  • A Brief History of AAA/T
  • Why Use Animals?
  • The Use of Animals in Professional Settings
  • Common Values Between AAA/T and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Summary
  • Chapter 2. The Solution-Focused Basics
  • Introduction
  • Problem Solving versus Solution Building
  • Guiding Philosophy and Principles of SFT
  • Interventions
  • Benefits to Therapists Using SFT
  • Summary
  • Chapter 3. What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Dogs Before Partnering with One in AAA/T
  • Understanding Canine Culture
  • The Roles of Relationship and Respect
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4. How to Create a Successful AAA/T Program for Your Setting
  • Basic Concerns
  • Ensuring a Program's Success
  • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Using AAA in Solution-Focused Treatment Settings
  • Solution-Focused Principles
  • Goals and Purpose
  • How to Initiate and Structure an AAA Visit
  • Summary
  • Chapter 6. Using a Therapy Dog in Solution-Focused Treatment Sessions
  • Purposefulness in Intervention
  • Identifying Clients
  • Goals and Purpose
  • Other Issues Common to AAT
  • Summary
  • Chapter 7. Applying AAA/T to Special Populations
  • Working with Children
  • Working with Adolescents
  • Working with Adults
  • Working with Substance-Abusing Clients
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Summary
  • Chapter 8. Using Animal-Assisted Activities with Employees and Agencies
  • Impact on the Handler
  • Impact on Agency Staff
  • Impact on Community Relationships
  • Summary
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A. AAA/T Resources and Information
  • Appendix B. Sample Policy and Procedure
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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