Poster Session  |   July 2015
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Motives and Rewards
Author Affiliations
  • University of New Hampshire
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Motives and Rewards
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911510037p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1094
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911510037p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1094
Abstract

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.