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Author Wilkes, Jane K.

Title The role of companion animals in counseling and psychology : discovering their use in the therapeutic process / by Jane K. Wilkes.

Imprint Springfield, Ill. : Charles C. Thomas, ©2009.

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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 156 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-152) and index.
Contents Chapter 1. PICKING UP THE SCENT -- Chapter 2. FOLLOWING THE TRAIL -- Chapter 3. UNEARTHING THE TREASURE -- Chapter 4. ANALYZING THE FIND -- Chapter 5. GNAWING ON THE RAWHIDE -- Chapter 6. SAVORING AND SHARING THE TREASURED FIND -- APPENDICES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
Summary "The human health benefits derived from relationships with companion animals has attracted an abundance of scientific interest and research. However, there is a need for theoretical conceptualizations in order to understand the healing benefits of human-animal interactions. The goal of this book is to seek these answers and the 'how' and 'why' companion animals play a role in counseling and psychology. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with three psychologists who use animals in their therapy settings. The focus of these interviews was to determine the experiences of having a companion animal present during therapy sessions. The results revealed that pets in therapy: (1) enhanced the therapeutic alliance/relationship, (2) revived the therapeutic environment, (3) improved professional practice, and (4) created a sense of sacredness. The therapy animals seemed to provide the trust and safety needed for clients to work within the transitional space and that the animals may act as transitional objects for some clients. This book suggests that therapy animals are extremely helpful in providing a sense of safety for traumatized clients and could act as catalysts, especially with defensive and/or detached clients. Unique features include: discussion of the domestication of companion animals; research into the human-animal bond; social and psychological support theory; descriptions of methods used; object relations theory and Winnicott's Concepts; implications for the practice of counseling and psychology; professional and ethical considerations; and suggestions for future research. Replete with informative appendices that will serve as valuable knowledge, this book is a significant resource on the subject of animal-assisted therapy for mental health professionals such as counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, and skilled therapists"--EBL book details.
Note Print version record.
Subject Pets -- Therapeutic use.
Domestic animals -- Therapeutic use.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Psychotherapy.
Human-Animal Bond
Counseling
Animaux familiers -- Emploi en thérapeutique.
Animaux domestiques -- Emploi en thérapeutique.
Counseling.
Maladies mentales -- Traitement.
Psychothérapie.
counseling.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
Mental Disorders -- therapy
Domestic animals -- Therapeutic use. (OCoLC)fst00896587
Psychotherapy
Pets -- Therapeutic use. (OCoLC)fst01059951
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wilkes, Jane K. Role of companion animals in counseling and psychology. Springfield, Ill. : Charles C. Thomas, ©2009 9780398078638 (DLC) 2008048228 (OCoLC)276274579
ISBN 9780398085698 (electronic bk.)
0398085692 (electronic bk.)
9780398078638 (print)
0398078637 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000048801086
AU@ 000051409340
DEBBG BV043112679
DEBSZ 42142916X

 
    
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