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Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy
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As the standard, go-to reference in the field of animal-assisted therapy, this book can be used to treat a wide variety of disorders in many patient populations.

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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 Rise 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 28.1 - The Future Status of the Emerging Field of Anthrozoology Dennis C. Turner 28.2 - Public Policy and the Human-Animal Bond Andrew N. Rowan 28.3 - The Research Challenge: Threats to Validity of Animal Assisted Studies and Suggestions for Implementation Harold Herzog 28.4 - 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

About the Author

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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