The third edition of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling is the most comprehensive book available dedicated to training mental health practitioners in the performance of animal assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C). New to this edition is discussion of the human-animal relational theory, a new theory dedicated to the practice of AAT-C. This edition also has added applications for supervision and includes the most recent research and practice. Consistent with previous editions, a variety of animal-assisted interventions are described with case examples provided in a variety of settings with different types of animals. This unique resource is an indispensable guide for any counselor or psychotherapist looking to develop and implement AAT techniques in practice.
Cynthia K. Chandler, EdD, is a professor at the University of North Texas, where she has taught courses in counseling since 1989 and is founder and director of the UNT Consortium for Animal Assisted Therapy. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas. She has been practicing, teaching, researching, and supervising animal assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C) for many years and is recognized worldwide as a leading expert in the field.
Preface Acknowledgements About the Author About the Author's Therapy Animals 1. An Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy 2. Research in Animal Assisted Counseling and Related Areas 3. Selecting an Animal for Therapy Work 4. Training a Pet for Therapy Work 5. Evaluation of a Pet for Therapy Work 6. Animal Communication, Risk Management, and Ethics in Animal Assisted Counseling 7. Animal Assisted Interventions and Counseling Theories 8. Animal Assisted Counseling Practices 9. Equine Assisted Counseling 10. A Variety of AAT Applications 12. Sensitivity to Cultural Differences and Populations With Special Needs 12. Crisis and Disaster Response Counseling With Therapy Animals 13. Establishing a School-Based Program for Animal Assisted Counseling and Education 14. International Considerations and Applications of Animal Assisted Therapy APPENDIX A: RECOMMENDED COMPETENCY AREAS AND ACCOMPANYING PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES FOR THE PRACTICE OF ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING ASSISTED THERAPY AND RELATED AREAS APPENDIX B: CLIENT SCREENING FORM FOR ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY APPENDIX C: PSYCHOSOCIAL SESSION FORM APPENDIX D: ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY ANIMAL ILLUSTRATIONS: INSTRUCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES APPENDIX E: SAMPLE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PRACTICE OF ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY IN A COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM APPENDIX F: SAMPLE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PRACTICE OF ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY IN AN AGENCY OR PRIVATE PRACTICE REFERENCES INDEX