Have you met the therapy dogs who, with their handlers, are here for us during Finals Week? Are you writing a paper or presentation on animal-assisted therapy (AAT)? Are you a Human Services student looking to explore this kind of therapy? We have added two important books to our collection on this topic. Both are well-established science books with loads of case studies, literature reviews including new neurological research, and sample protocols. These are introductory texts that explain the evidence and science behind AAT and should be helpful to anyone interested in how interventions with animals work. They are ready for check out now.
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling
Third edition. By Cynthia K. Chandler.
Call Number: RC489.P47 C48 2017
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“New to this edition is discussion of the human-animal relational theory … Consistent with previous editions, a variety of animal-assisted interventions are described with case examples provided in a variety of settings with different types of animals … an indispensable guide for any counselor or psychotherapist looking to develop and implement AAT techniques in practice.”
Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions
Fourth edition. Edited by Aubrey H. Fine.
Call Number: RM931 .A65 H36 2015
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“The fourth edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field … with over 40% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal-assisted therapy into their practices, best practices in animal assisted intervention, how to design and implement animal-assisted interventions, and the efficacy of AAT with different disorders and patient populations. Coverage includes the use of AAT with children, the elderly, those receiving palliative care, as well as people with chronic disorders, AIDS, trauma, and autistic spectrum disorders. Additional chapters cover techniques for working with families, in juvenile and criminal justice systems, and in colleges and universities.” The chapters are written by practitioners and researchers with particular expertise on each subtopic.
As everyone gears up for final papers and exams, here are some helpful tools for studying and writing. Remember we will have free snacks in the library during finals week, and therapy dogs in the mornings to boost your oxytocin.
are a proven study aid that work best when presented randomly. This is hard to do yourself, so try one of these apps that let you create your own deck or use already created decks. For IOS or Android phones, try Quizlet
. You can use Quizlet from a browser (laptop/desktop) as well. For iPhones, Tinycards is an award-winning flashcard app.
is a serious academic offense, so check your papers and reports before handing them in. Two of the best free tools you can use are: Dupli Checker
which allows you to copy and paste in 1000-word passages of text; and Plagiarism Checker
which allows you to search two phrases of text at a time from different parts of your document. It only works with the Google Chrome browser. These tools do not require uploading files or any particular format – just copy and paste your text passages
. Your professor may have turned on a plagiarism checker in Blackboard, so look for this when you are about to upload your paper.
The library offers links to a citation creator
that creates both in-text citations and sources lists in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. It can be easier to use than MSWord’s built-in citation tool. Access Noodletools from the Library home page http://library.ivytech.edu/northeast
You must create a free account with username and password, and then you can add sources directly from search results in the library databases! Even better, it offers a browser plug-in
called “Archive This” that allows you to keep your sources organized for quick reference. It also has a smartphone app
that will generate citations by scanning the ISBN on a book jacket with your phone camera!! It’s easiest if you set up your project first before using the App. When you create a sources list, choose your style (MLA, APA, Chicago) and ADVANCED which includes almost any source type: books, journals, websites, emails …
We wish everyone GOOD LUCK and remind you we are here to answer your questions!
Therapy Dog Teams will be in the Coliseum Campus Library Monday 12/14 through Friday 12/18, 10am to 12pm.
Visiting Teams schedule listed below (Handler name/ Dog name).
||Doug & Pam/ Bo