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Introduction Companion animals are to an increasing extent being utilized in the medical treatment of different target groups. This is usually called Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) and is defined as “any intervention that intentionally includes or incorporates animals as part of a

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Animal assisted interventions ( 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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Kruger K. Serpell J. Fine A. Animal-assisted interventions in mental health: Definitions and theoretical foundations Animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice 2006 San Diego, CA Academic Press 21 38 Lentini J.A. Knox M

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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-assisted interventions. The treatment model proposed here, named Animal-Assisted Prolonged Exposure

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Disability for allowing us the use of their facilities to conduct our focus groups. References ADW ; Assistance Dogs of the West . ( 2018 ). Veteran connections . Retrieved June 7, 2018, from http://assistancedogsofthewest.org/wcc/ . Animal Assisted Intervention International . ( 2017

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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). Animal assisted interventions for adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems: A review of selected

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Author: Fenella Eason

guidelines” (pp. 502-503) for the care and supervision of nonhuman animals used in animal-assisted interventions. 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

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in the workplace . Employee Relations Law Journal , 41 ( 1 ), 4 - 35 . Berget , B. , & Ihlebæk , C. ( 2011 ). Animal-assisted interventions: Effects on human mental health—A theoretical framework . In T. Uehara (Ed.), Psychiatric disorders—worldwide advances (pp. 123 - 138

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additional themes that emerged across participants’ journal responses included “animal-assisted interventions 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

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Author: Keren Bachi

heal? Animal-assisted interventions in adolescent mental health 2004 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

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