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CONTENTS Foreword xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 What to Expect from This Book 6 Chapter 1. The Basics of Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy (AAA/T) 9 A Brief History of AAA/T 9 Why Use Animals? 10 The Use of Animals in Professional Settings 13 Common Values Between AAA/T and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) 21 Summary 24 Chapter 2. The Solution-Focused Basics 27 Introduction 27 Problem Solving versus Solution Building 29 Guiding Philosophy and Principles of SFT 31 Interventions 39 Benefits to Therapists Using SFT 47 Summary 49 Chapter 3. What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Dogs Before Partnering with One in AAA/T 51 Understanding Canine Culture 51 The Roles of Relationship and Respect 65 Summary 68 Chapter 4. How to Create a Successful AAA/T Program for Your Setting 71 Basic Concerns 71 Ensuring a Program¿s Success 98 Pre-publication Version Summary 100 Chapter 5. Using AAA in Solution-Focused Treatment Settings 105 Solution-Focused Principles 105 Goals and Purpose 110 How to Initiate and Structure an AAA Visit 115 Summary 122 Chapter 6. Using a Therapy Dog in Solution-Focused Therapy Treatment Sessions 125 Purposefulness in Intervention 125 Identifying Clients 126 Goals and Purpose 144 Other Issues Common to AAT 152 Summary 154 Chapter 7. Applying AAA/T to Special Populations 159 Working with Children 160 Working with Adolescents 174 Working with Adults 180 Working with Substance-Abusing Clients 182 Cultural Considerations 183 Summary 184 Chapter 8. Using Animal Assisted Activities with Employees and Agencies 191 Impact on the Handler 191 Impact on Agency Staff 193 Impact on Community Relationships 203 Summary 207 Epilogue 209 Appendix A: AAA/T Resources and Information 213 Appendix B: Sample Policy and Procedure 235 Bibliography 245 Pre-publication Version Index 249
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Pets -- Therapeutic use.
Animals -- Therapeutic use.
Solution-focused brief therapy.