Including Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and the Human-Animal Bond (HAB) with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) allows clients to tap into the innate instinct to connect to the natural world to support healing. Research shows that including an animal in the therapeutic room can quickly increase rapport and safety within the therapeutic alliance. Learn more in this article by Alison Leslie, LCSW, SEP in the Spring 2023 issue of Go With That magazine.
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Leslie, A. (2023, June 1). Human-Animal Bond and EMDR. Go With That magazine, 28 (2), 50-57.
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