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Handbook on animal-assisted therapy. Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice


Fine, A H (2010). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy. Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Abstract

This introductory chapter provides readers not only with a basic foundation to
appreciate and understand this unique kinship with all living creatures but also to
discover the roots to the overwhelming growing interest in animal-assisted intervention
(AAI). The chapter should also help solidify and clarify how the benefits
witnessed within this unique bond have prompted numerous professionals to become
more curious about the advantages of animal-assisted interventions.
It is apparent that dogs have been bred to coexist with their human counterparts
and have filled many roles including herding, guarding, hunting, fishing and being our
best friend (Clutton-Brock, 1995). Dogs have also been widely used as service
animals, supporting the quality of life of people in need. There have been increasing
insights into science’s current understanding of dog behavior and cognition. Perhaps
one of the strongest insights that she discusses pertains to dogs’ ability to understand
our behaviors (Hare, 2007; Hare et al., 2002). Horowitz (2009) explains that dogs’

This introductory chapter provides readers not only with a basic foundation to
appreciate and understand this unique kinship with all living creatures but also to
discover the roots to the overwhelming growing interest in animal-assisted intervention
(AAI). The chapter should also help solidify and clarify how the benefits
witnessed within this unique bond have prompted numerous professionals to become
more curious about the advantages of animal-assisted interventions.
It is apparent that dogs have been bred to coexist with their human counterparts
and have filled many roles including herding, guarding, hunting, fishing and being our
best friend (Clutton-Brock, 1995). Dogs have also been widely used as service
animals, supporting the quality of life of people in need. There have been increasing
insights into science’s current understanding of dog behavior and cognition. Perhaps
one of the strongest insights that she discusses pertains to dogs’ ability to understand
our behaviors (Hare, 2007; Hare et al., 2002). Horowitz (2009) explains that dogs’

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Contributors:Arkow, P, Arluke, A, Turner, D C
Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Language:English
Date:2010
Previous Dates:2001, 2006
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 14:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:49
Publisher:Elsevier
Number of Pages:588
ISBN:978-0-12-381453-1
Additional Information:3rd ed.
Official URL:http://www.elsevierdirect.com/ISBN/9780123814531/Handbook-on-AnimalAssisted-Therapy
Related URLs:https://biblio.unizh.ch/F/?local_base=UZH01&con_lng=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=001917366
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-46614

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