Animals and Society Institute is pleased to announce the publication of the revised edition of the AniCare® adult handbook. Both the child and adult handbooks are now available from Springer.
This handbook provides step-by-step guidance on how to identify, assess, and treat adults who have abused animals. The theoretical framework employed is broad, encompassing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, attachment, and trauma-based therapies. Organized by stages of therapy, the text discusses how to frame the therapy, establish a working relationship, deal with resistance, establish accountability, clarify values related to animals, and teach self-management skills such as empathy, attachment, accommodation, reciprocity, and nurturance. Additional materials are included or references, including an appendix of cases that illustrates the variety of client presentations, and electronic supplementary material that demonstrates role-played interviews and a workshop presentation.
The Assessment and Treatment of Children who Abuse Animals: The AniCare® Child Approach
Shapiro, Randour, Krinsk, & Wolf
This handbook is for therapists in social work, psychology, psychiatry and allied fields who work with children who have abused animals. Updating the original publication (2002), this second edition is intended as a self-guided package and includes two DVDs. The text includes two assessment instruments, numerous case studies, and excerpts from sessions. The two DVDs feature (1) role-played assessment and treatment and (2) workshop presentations of the pedagogical material. The theoretical frame is eclectic, including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment theories. Informed by the experience of presenting the approach (both juvenile and adult versions) in 65 workshops in 22 states and an online course through the Graduate School of Social Work at Arizona State University, I added in the second edition more consideration of the effects of witnessing animal abuse, more material on working with parents, more use of attachment theory as a frame, and a section on trauma-informed narratives.