Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Human-Animal Interaction Analysis
Chapter 3: HAI Dose in Animal-Assisted Intervention
Chapter 4: Animals as Anodyne
Chapter 5: Animals as Intervention Agents
Chapter 6: Studying Animal-Assisted Intervention Through Citizen Science
Chapter 7: Toward Empirical Thinking and Creative Inquiry.
This book brings the animal into the scholarly discussion of animal-assisted therapy and other interventions. Challenging the current reliance on outcome studies, the author offers a new way of thinking empirically about animal-assisted interventions—analysis of human-animal interaction as a critical component. Through empirical demonstrations from laboratory and applied settings, the book encourages practitioners and scholars to undergo a deeper examination of the basic interactions that occur between clients or patients and therapy animals. Dr. Fournier provides new ideas on measurement, experimentation, and interpretation of human-animal interaction, aimed at identifying the role of the animal in interventions for human health and well-being.
• Promotes the use of empirical methods in animal practices with a specific focus on animal-assisted intervention
• Introduces a conceptual model to organize and explain animal-assisted intervention outcomes
• Centers around deep analysis of the human-animal interaction and the animal's role within animal-assisted interventions