publication . Master thesis . 2010

Utilization of Animals in Psychotherapy

SEMECKÁ, Margita;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: Czech Republic
The aim of this study was to examine the use of animals in the therapy of neurotic disorders under the settings of mental hospitals. First part of this work desribes neurotic disorders and their therapy with a particular emphasis on AAT (Anima-Assisted-Therapy, pet therapy) and its subdivisions (hippotherapy, canistherapy, etc.) Principals of AAT are explained. Further, contraindications and possible risks are mentioned and the inherent possibility of animal misuse is discussed. The theses include basic guidelines and methods used in AAT and concludes with practical observations made by psychotherapists from the Czech mental hospitals.
Medical Subject Headings: congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities
free text keywords: canistreapie; neurózy; neuroses; mental hospitals.; pet therapy; psychiatrie; animoterapie; Animal-Assisted-Therapy; hipoterapie/hiporehabilitace; psychiatry; psychiatrické léčebny; psychoterapie; hippotherapy; felinotherapy; felinoterapie; canistherapy; psychotherapy
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