Kerryellen Vroman, PhD, OTR/L, Kailee Collins; Animal-Assisted Therapy: Motives and Rewards. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911510037p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1094.
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Date Presented 4/16/2015
Animal-assisted therapists have specific motives that inspire involvement in therapy and have specific rewards that promote continuation. Through understanding these motives and rewards, occupational therapists can work with animal-assisted therapists to create client-centered interventions. Diversifying the field of occupational therapy with the inclusion of animal-assisted therapy would benefit clients, therapists, and the profession. This study is the first to look at the motives of animal-assisted therapists.
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