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AniCare® Adult Handbook


The Identification, Assessment, and Treatment of Adults Who Abuse Animals: The AniCare® Approach

Shapiro & Henderson

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.

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