Ann R. Howie, LICSW, ACSW, Human-Animal Solutions, LLC

"Therapists and handlers alike frequently wish for a “cookbook” approach to therapy, and this book provides it for animal-assisted interactions.  The author has devised and compiled a creative list of intervention ideas that are equally accessible to therapist, teacher, and handler alike.  The author further categorizes interventions by types of goals, making it even easier for a therapist or teacher to choose interventions that are most likely to match the client’s needs and the animal’s abilities.  (And I do mean animal:  This book goes way beyond dogs.)  In addition, the author includes a tremendous list of resources to enhance interventions with music, literature, books, and more.  This book is a must-have for everyone who wants to enhance their skill and range in animal-assisted interactions."