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Introduction to Animal Assisted Social Work is a Course

Introduction to Animal Assisted Social Work


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Non-human animals play a wide range of roles in social work settings. Clinicians involve animals in psychotherapy. Medical and school social workers encounter working dogs in courthouses and police stations. Animals are also an important part of clients’ lives. Pets can provide comfort and social support to bereaved, isolated, or traumatized individuals. Understanding the importance of these animals can be an integral part of holistic treatment planning.