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53 AAP as it may be applied in various psychotherapy orientations and techniques Object relations, attachment, intersubjectivity, Jung, CBT, Play Therapy, Dyadic Therapy, directive, non-directive, Gestalt, and so much more. Let's see how we all integrate our animals into our therapy orientations. This is a GREAT way to grow and learn from each other! 3 Discussions 22 Posts
50 Discussions about research questions and design This is a chance for researchers seek each other out, to get advice from each other about meaningful questions which may be asked concerning AAP and about research designs that will actually supply the answers to their research questions. This is a great place for researchers to get together and discuss collaboration! 2 Discussions 17 Posts
49 Ethics in AAP Ethics is a crucial component of the field of AAP. It is important to understand to the fullest the ethical implications AAP in terms of the client, the animal, the therapist, and what occurs between them. 2 Discussions 5 Posts
33 General Posts This is the place for comments, questions, suggestions for new discussion threads, and any general posts. 6 Discussions 17 Posts
52 It's all about the Bond: Therapist-animal, client-animal, animal-animal, therapist-client In any psychotherapy, every therapist knows that without a relationship, the effectiveness of the therapy will be minimal if any at all. In AAP, our sessions are full of relationships which provide numerous and rich opportunities for processes to occur. And then there are the complexities and pitfalls of so many relationships in one setting. It all depends on what the therapist does with all this. 0 Discussions 0 Posts
51 Not every psychotherapist with a dog is an animal-assisted psychotherapist: The process of becoming an animal-assisted psychotherapist In order to be an animal-assisted psychotherapist, it is important to be knowledgeable in the areas of the human-animal bond (and how to use it in therapy to advance the therapy process), animal welfare, animal health issues, animal behavior, zoonoses, ethical practice of AAP, as well as the areas related to the practice of psychotherapy. This discussion section may deal with all these areas, as well as how to develop a curriculum that will be accepted within academic programs, the problems involved with doing so, existing opportunities for training, etc. 1 Discussions 3 Posts