A Psychologist uses AAT in addition to traditional therapeutic processes and techniques.
AAT uses the human animal bond in goal directed interventions during a treatment session.
Creates a unique opportunity for a client to engage in an experiential (learning through experience) counselling environment and provides a multi-sensory experience.
Uses the human-animal bond to help reduce stress for the client, build rapport and increase motivation.
Builds on the Psychophysiological (interaction between mind & body) and Psychosocial (interaction of social factors and an individuals thoughts and behaviours).
A psychological assessment is usually recommended when a child is having difficulties in school. A psychological assessment begins with a parent interview. This is then followed by a number of psychometric testing sessions, including assessment of intelligence, academic achievement, memory ability, attentional processes, and behavioural and social/emotional functioning. The results of the assessment are shared in a meeting with the parents and recommendations are provided.