Animal Assisted Counseling
There seems to be a natural tendency for humans and animals to form a relationship with one another, even if the animal is not the persons.
This involves goal directed activities designed to improve the client’s quality of life through utilization of the human-animal bond.
This involves such tasks as visiting with animals and friendly petting with playful activity.
It may also include education about or related to the animal itself. A counselor would set therapeutic goals, guide interaction between client and animal, measure progress toward meeting goals and evaluate the process.