Personal Characteristics Of Animal Assisted Therapy

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In order to be an effective counselor one has have sharp cognitive abilities as well as other personal characteristics. In the case of animal-assisted therapy, the ability of being deeply knowledgeable about animal behavior and an animal lover helps facilitate the therapeutic relationship. The therapist must also be open-minded, honest, respectful, and have a sincere interest in the welfare of others. They also have to be good listeners, empathic, maintain healthy boundaries and good ethics.
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