Table of contents for Pet-assisted brief therapy : a solution-focused approach / Teri Pichot, Marc Coulter.

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Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xiii
What to Expect from This Book 
Chapter 1. The Basics of Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy
A Brief History of AAA/T 
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
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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
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Index 249

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Pets -- Therapeutic use.
Animals -- Therapeutic use.
Solution-focused brief therapy.