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The death of a beloved pet can be very traumatic, even for an experienced clinician. This paper examines a clinician's personal transformative experience of pet loss and how she made meaning of that loss by integrating animal-assisted therapy into her practice.

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Pet loss is often disenfranchised but the death of a pet can mean the traumatic loss of an important emotional support for many people.

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This page is a summary of: Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy., Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, June 2019, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/int0000143.
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