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Book Review:"The Practice of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy: An innovative modality for facilitating mental wellness"

By A. Matamonasa-Bennett

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

This sixteen chapter book details the experiences of the author whose primary therapeutic practice incorporates dogs in a clinical setting with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It is an introductory book written in a relaxed and accessible style with a number of case examples and several chapters of vignettes that illustrate the main ideas presented within the work. The main title is a bit is leading in that the focus is exclusively on canine assisted therapies and there is no mention of other forms of animal assisted therapy (such as equine assisted therapy). The author does provide an overview of the field and a wealth of illustrations of the incorporation of canines into therapeutic settings.

Date 2015
Publication Title Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
Volume 3
Issue 2
Pages 72-73
ISBN/ISSN 2333-522X
URL https://www.apa-hai.org/human-animal-interaction/haib/download-info/mental-wellness/
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Books
  2. Mental health and well-being
  3. open access
  4. peer-reviewed
  5. Psychotherapy
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  1. open access
  2. peer-reviewed