Horticultural Therapy Methods: Connecting People and Plants in Health Care, Human Services, and Therapeutic Programs, Second Edition

Rebecca L. Haller, Christine L. Capra

December 19, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 184 Pages - 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498736992 - CAT# K26516

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Features

  • Contains professional methods that are specifically geared for horticultural therapy practice.
  • Includes methods for the entire treatment process, including goals, objectives, sessions, activities, and documenting participant change.
  • Provides guidance for horticultural therapy session planning.
  • Contains wide-ranging examples of treatment strategies.
  • Concepts and methods are also applicable to therapeutic horticulture use and related endeavors, such as school and community gardening.

Summary

Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide horticultural therapy interventions and the rationale for their use. This book presents types of programs, settings, and goals in horticultural therapy. It outlines treatment planning; development of sessions to meet treatment objectives; motivation and behavior management techniques; documentation guidelines; practical approaches for wellness; and resources for activity ideas.

 

New to this Edition:

  • Various useful examples of horticultural therapy in practice and strategically placed tips and resources.
  • Additions to appendix on horticultural therapy treatment strategies.
  • New chapter on session planning.
  • Thirty-seven photographs demonstrating horticultural therapy in practice.
  • Additional "HT Practice" examples and tips.

 

The book is used as a reference and a guide for students, educators, and those conducting horticultural therapy or therapeutic horticulture to guide them in constructing effective treatment programs. Health care and human service professionals use the reference in the therapy, treatment, and education of inmates, residents, patients, trainees, students, and other participants.