Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs (AAT) Essay by mbersiam

Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs (AAT)
A closer look at the new phenomenon of AAT used by health care professionals.
# 58432 | 1,132 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on May 09, 2005 in Psychology (Therapies) , Medical and Health (General)

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Research shows that animal assisted therapy, or AAT, is a cheaper, more effective therapeutic process in helping many different kinds of people. As with all therapy programs, there are many pros and cons, which are covered in this paper. The paper also examines the many resources available and presents some general guidelines on how to start such a program.

From the Paper:

"The final disadvantage of AAT is that insurance companies do not recognize it as a stand-alone treatment option. They do reimburse facilities for the use of the therapy. The insurance companies only reimburse if the AAT is used in conjunction with traditional treatment programs (Klotter). A national AAT program called Delta Society does cover the liability of registered volunteers - called Pet Partners. However, if the Pet Partners are professionals, the society does not cover them."

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