Animal-Assisted Therapy (21:02)
Lecturer Jonathan Jordan introduces himself and explains how he got into the field of animal-assisted therapies.
Domesticating Dogs and Cats (30:00)
Jordan discusses how the gray wolf was first domesticated and the DNA of the wolf. He explains the reasons for first domesticating cats.
Domesticated Humans (15:11)
Jordan argues that humans were domesticated by the gray wolf. Domesticating horses increased the speed and spread of information.
Benefits of Animals (14:33)
Animals can be used to manage mental illness and even work as police officers. Learn about rats being used to discover land mines.
Therapy vs. Service Animals (18:26)
Jordan explains the difference between a therapy and a service animal and why there is a legal difference between the two.
Therapies vs. Activities (21:48)
Jordan explains the difference between animal-assisted activities and therapies. The responsibilities of the handler and the therapist are outlined.
Jordan polls the audience to show professions interested in animal-assisted therapies. Allergic reactions should only affect the program if the government also regulates other allergens.
Science of Animal Interventions (13:11)
Listen as the neuroscience of animal-assisted therapies, both of the handler and the animal, are explained.
Fight-or-Flight Response (17:05)
Jordan explains the history of the flight-or-flight response and how it affects humans today.
Humans and Animals (15:13)
Animals regularly become a part of the human family and are equally loved, even though they are a different species.
Service Animals (23:19)
Jordan compares the evolution of the types of animals used as service animals. A question and answer session is conducted.
Goal Setting (13:35)
Watch a question and answer session. Jordan explains different goal setting techniques.
Treatment Goals (15:56)
Jordan presents an example of an animal-assisted treatment plan for the audience to choose their course of action.
Treatment Options (19:41)
Jordan asks the audience for creative ways to include animal assisted therapies into a treatment plan.
Jordan explains how animal-assisted therapies can be used to help someone suffering from PTSD.
Transitional Objects (13:08)
Security objects can be used when transitioning out of a therapy animal. This object can be brought out in times of anxiety as the reminder of the therapy animal.
Social Rejection (11:32)
Jordan explains the connection between humans and animals, built partly by of the lack of social rejection.
Therapy Close (10:33)
Watch a question and answer session. Jordan explains how to close therapy and the research done on service animals.
Jordan discusses documentation of animal assisted therapies and the types of disorders that benefit from animal-assisted therapies.
Animal Laws (22:59)
Jordan talks about the laws surrounding service, therapy, and emotional support animals. Watch a final question and answer session.
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