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Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities:
A Study and Research Resource Guide for the Use of Companion Animals in Animal-Assisted Interventions

12th Edition

(2021: 192 pages.)  ISBN: 978-0-578-32927-7


Extensively updated in 2021, this comprehensive resource guide to the human-animal bond and its therapeutic applications is used internationally and in several college courses. It describes clinical and institutional animal-assisted therapies and activities in rehabilitative, residential, and physical and mental health programs with children, seniors, veterans, prison inmates, the disabled, and a wide range of special populations. This classic textbook is a must for anyone doing research, considering working in this field, or developing a program!

Topics covered in this 192-page textbook include:

  • How to become an AAT/AAA practitioner
  • How to organize an AAT/AAA program
  • Techniques for conducting effective interventions
  • Environmental health and risk management issues
  • Pets in long-term healthcare, hospitals, hospices, residential treatment
  • Pets in PT, OT, speech therapy
  • AAT in psychotherapy
  • Prison and “cell dog” programs
  • Service dogs and PTSD dogs for military veterans
  • Reading interventions using animals
  • Research and strategies for using AAT/AAA with Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, autism, substance abuse programs
  • Pets in obesity control and physical fitness programs
  • Infectious disease control guidelines
  • State regulations
  • Directories of worldwide academic and programmatic centers
  • and much, much more!


The book is $50.00 US for books mailed within the U.S., and $60.00 for books mailed to Canada or other countries, including postage. You may order online using your PayPal account, or simply mail a check or Money Order.


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Etowah, N. C. 28729  USA
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