Special Issue "Working Methods in the Field of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Activities (AAA), and Education (AAE): An Open Discussion"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Human-Animal Interactions, Animal Behaviour and Emotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: veterinary public health; animal-assisted interventions
Interests: clinical psychology; mental health; health promotion; health disparities; gender
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animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are used in a variety of settings and populations for their cost-effectiveness and positive impacts on wellbeing and psycho-social functioning. AAIs continue to generate a great interest in scientific communities and clinical environments, highlighting the strong significance of the interactions and bonds between animals and human beings. However, scholars use different methods and definitions, and it is hard to find common working methods. Therefore, as researchers, we need to open an international and interdisciplinary discussion about this matter, with a particular focus on the different working methods used worldwide which also include the choice of the species and the individual animals.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to recent advances in the three main AAIs’ souls: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Animal Assisted Activities (AAA), and Animal Assisted Education (AAE).
Prof. Lucia Francesca Menna
Prof. Cristiano Scandurra
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs) working methods
- Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) working methods
- Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) working methods
- Animal Assisted Education (AAE) working methods
- Choice of animal species
- Choice of animal individual
- Role of veterinarians
- Role of psychologists
- Role of health professionals
- Veterinarian sanitary protocols
- AAIs and public health
- Relationships between health professionals and animals
- AAIs effectiveness
- AAIs evaluation methods