Publications and Recommended Reading

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ACA Animal Assisted Therapy-Counseling Competencies  :Based on the findings of a Qualitative Investigation of the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Required of Competent Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioners, Authors Leslie A. Stewart Catherine Y. Chang Lindy K. Parker Natalie Grubbs. Major Contributors Amy Johnson Laura Bruneau

Working Like a Dog: Legal Considerations for "Therapy Dogs" , Ann Tran-Lien, JD. The Therapist; September/October 2017


AATPC Publications

Winston, E.K. (2015). Animal assisted psychotherapy in the healing of childhood depression. In S.L. Brooke & C.E. Myers (Eds.), The use of creative therapies in treating depression (291-309). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd.

Winston, E.K. (2015). Animal assisted psychotherapy for grief and loss with children and adolescents. In S.L. Brooke & D.A. Miraglia Myers (Eds.), Using the creative therapies to cope with grief and loss (373-391). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd.


Recommended Reading

Butler, K. (2004). Therapy dogs today: Their gifts, our obligation. Norman, OK: Funpuddle Publishing.

Chandler, C. (2005). Animal assisted therapy in counseling. New York: Routledge.

Fine, A. (Ed.) (2006). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice, Third Edition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Grover, S. (2010). 101 Creative ideas for animal assisted therapy. Motivational Press Inc.

Howie, A. R. (2008). The handler factor: Evaluating handlers for animal-assisted interactions programs: Human Animal Solutions.

King, L. M. (2002). Animal-assisted therapy: A guide for professional counselors, school counselors, social Workers, and educators. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Levinson, B., & Mallon, G. P. P. (1997). Pet-oriented child psychotherapy (2 ed.). Springfield: Charles C Thomas Publisher.

Parish-Plass, N. (2013). Animal assisted psychotherapy: Theory, issues and practice. Purdue University Press.

Pichot, T., & Coulter, M. (2006). Animal-assisted brief therapy: A solution focused approach. New York: Routledge.

VanFleet, R. (2008). Play therapy with kids & canines: Benefits for children's developmental and psychosocial health. Sarasota, FL, US: Professional Resource Press/Professional Resource Exchange.

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