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Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling by Cynthia K. Chandler

By Cynthia K. Chandler

This ebook delineates Animal Assisted remedy (AAT) counseling recommendations. Supported via case examples, the ebook explains the right way to choose, educate and review an animal for remedy paintings. The e-book examines moral concerns and probability administration, offers a heritage of AAT, and discusses the newest empirical study within the box. the writer additionally contains directions for constructing a university-based software for AAT education. pattern kinds for use in screening consumers and recording consultation info are integrated in addition to a chain of separate illustrations (line drawings of animals) to facilitate a few of the urged AAT strategies. This e-book is designed to be used in education classes for AAT in counseling and similar courses (such as social paintings, psychology, and rehabilitation counseling). to this point, there isn't any ebook devoted to educating concepts particular to AAT. This ebook will fill that desire.

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Also, staff reported that they could have been more supportive if they had greater input into the design of the program and participation in interventions involving the dogs. Heindl (1996) demonstrated how pet therapy could be useful as an intervention in a community-based children’s day treatment program. A randomized control group pretest versus post-test design was used. Two separate one-way analyses of covariance were used to test for differences. The experimental group participated in a 1-hour-per-week pet therapy intervention for 6 weeks.

2. 3. 4. 5. 16 The greatest psychophysiological benefit of the human–animal interaction occurred between 5 and 24 minutes after the start of the interaction, and thus interactions shorter or longer than this may offer no additional benefit. ” (p. 279) Neurochemical changes occurred that are associated with decreases in blood pressure, thus if biochemistry measures are not available for a future study, the much simpler blood pressure measure could be a valid indicator of whether the interaction has the desired physiological effects.

There are certain advantages and disadvantages to working with a small therapy animal in a counseling setting (Burch, 1996, 2003). fm Page 33 Monday, April 25, 2005 9:09 AM S E L E C T I N G A N A N I M A L F O R T H E R A P Y W O R K do not move around much. Small therapy animals are easier to transport. They are easier and smaller to handle compared to other therapy animals. They often require less care and attention than other therapy animals. Smaller animals are less expensive to purchase and care for.

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