Pet-Facilitated Therapy and the Elderly Client

  • Joseph E. Struckus
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


Humankind has cultivated and maintained a number and variety of relationships with other animals. Animals have been used as protectors, as instruments of war, as beasts of burden, as sources of food, and as the means for recreation. All of these roles are predominantly utilitarian. The animal has been considered a “necessary machine,” something to be used in promoting the material and economic well-being of the person.


Companion Animal Elderly Living Wine Bottle Elderly Client Tactile Contact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Struckus
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGaylord HospitalWallingfordUSA

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