un articol din new york times descrie calitatile pe care un animal de companie trebuie sa le posede pentru a fi un bun candidat la pozitia de asistent in psihoterapie:
“You can’t just bring in any animal to a therapy setting. The animal has to be very well trained, reliable, obedient and have the right temperament. It can’t be overly anxious or easily startled. The animal is there … to act as a catalyst and not a distraction. And, of course, animal-assisted interventions have to be safe for everyone involved — the patient and the animal.”
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