Course: Animal-Assisted Therapy

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Course title Animal-Assisted Therapy
Course code KVV/ANIMM
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Šándorová Zdenka, PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to the issue, the possibility of using domestic animals for the treatment of the psyche and personality of the person, the opportunities of social stimulation and emotional communication. The theoretical comprehensive overview ¨ Hippotherapy (therapeutic riding) Canis and felino therapy. Additional options appropriate to the therapeutic use of pets with various health diagnoses. Practical demonstration of hippotherapy. A practical demonstration of canis therapy. Presentation of the case study, the granting of credit

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Methods of individual activities, Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama), Řízená praxe
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with a comprehensive overview of the broad possibilities of application of therapeutic skills of domestic animals to treat the person´s psyche and personality, and also to stimulate social and emotional communication in a domestic as well as institutional environment.
Learners will be oriented in the issue of animoterapie in the range of the syllabus and will be able to apply the acquired skills in practice.
Prerequisites
The Student has the prerequisites for the orientation in the issue according to the content of the course.
KVV/SPPG

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment, Discussion, Student portfolio analysis, Self project defence

Excursion to the device providing animoterapii Separate activities in the framework of the acquisition of case reports Creating your own portfolio
Recommended literature
  • GALAJDOVÁ, Lenka. Pes lékařem lidské duše aneb Canisterapie. Praha: Grada, 1999. ISBN 80-716-9789-3.
  • CHERANAKOVÁ McELROYOVÁ, S. Zvířata jako učitelé a léčitelé. Chvojkovo nakl., 1999.
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Stanislav. Základy psychoterapie. Praha:Portál, 2006. ISBN 80-736-7122-0.
  • LIPPERTOVÁ-GRÜNEROVÁ, Marcela. Neurorehabilitace. Praha: Galén, 2005. ISBN 80-726-2317-6.
  • NERANDŽIČ, Zoran. Animoterapie, aneb, Jak nás zvířata léčí: praktický průvodce pro veřejnost, pedagogy i pracovníky zdravotnických zařízení a sociálních ústavů. Praha: Albatros, 2006. ISBN 80-000-1809-8.
  • VELEMÍNSKÝ, Miloš. Zooterapie ve světle objektivních poznatků. České Budějovice: Dona, 2007. ISBN 978-807-3221-096.
  • Vymětal, Jan. Úvod do psychoterapie. Praha: Grada, 2003. ISBN 80-247-0253-3.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English Language Teacher Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English Language Teacher Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2016) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Religious Studies (2013) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Resocialization Pedagogy (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2013) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy - (2015) Philological sciences - Summer