Companion animals are to an increasing extent being utilized in the medical treatment of different target groups. This is usually called Animal-AssistedInterventions (AAI) and is defined as “any intervention that intentionally includes or incorporates animals as part of a
Animalassistedinterventions ( AAI )—more commonly known as “pet therapy,” as Levinson (1962) first called them—have become more widespread in the last half century, thanks to the expansion of scientific knowledge and the increasingly positive attitudes of patients and caregivers towards them
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high rates of attrition, although the reasons behind the attrition are not entirely clear (Hembree et al., 2003). Altschuler (1999) called for a treatment model for PTSD that would incor- porate animal-assistedinterventions. The treatment model proposed here, named Animal-Assisted Prolonged Exposure
Disability for allowing us the use of their facilities to conduct our focus groups.
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Foundation and Fat Fat the therapy dog who provided AAT supervision, and the Animals Asia Foundation and Mongrel Club who provided nonhuman animal visitations. References
Adams, N. (2009). Animalassistedinterventions for adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems: A review of selected
guidelines” (pp. 502-503) for the care and supervision of nonhuman animals used in animal-assistedinterventions. In the UK, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) has issued a Code of Practice for the welfare of dogs (2009), based on The Five Freedoms, principles that are followed
additional themes that emerged across participants’ journal responses included “animal-assistedinterventions and therapies for children with exceptionalities” and “media representations of animals.” Participants’ Formative Quick Write Reflections on Self-Identified Dominant Course Themes Expanded View of
heal? Animal-assistedinterventions in adolescent mental health
Unpublished manuscript, Center for Interaction of Animals and Society: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved January, 2011, from: http://research.vet.upenn.edu/Portals/36/media