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Voici une liste non exhaustive de plusieurs publications qui traitent du domaine de la zoothérapie ou plus généralement de la relation homme-animal de compagnie. Il en existe bien sûr plein d’autres.

Ouvrages en français (* recommandés)
* Arenstein, G.H. & Gilbert,G. (Eds) (2008). La zoothérapie - une thérapie hors du commun.
* Arenstein, G.H. & Lessard,J. (2011) La Zoothérapie : Nouvelles avancées.
* Béata, C. & Zoopsy (2009). L'attachement.
  Belin, B. (2000). Animaux au secours du handicap.
  Claude, I. (2010). Le cheval, miroir de nos émotions.
* Cyrulnik, B. & Lou Matignon, K. (2011). La Fabuleuse aventure des hommes et des animaux.
  de Wailly, P., Lambert, G.& Vitoux, F. (2009). Ces animaux qui nous guérissent.
* Melson, G.F. & Cyrulnik, B. (2009). Les animaux dans la vie des enfants.
  Muller, C. (1993). L'enfance entre chiens et chats.
  Pelletier-Milet, C. (2010). Poneys et chevaux au secours de l'autisme.
  Vermeulen, P. (2014). Comment pense une personne autiste ?
  Victor-Levy, B. (2010). Ma Vie avec Ces Animaux Qui Guérissent.

Ouvrages en anglais (* recommandés)
  Altschiller, D. (2011). Animal Asissted Therapy.
  Anderson, D. C. (2006). Assessing the Human-Animal Bond: A Compendium of Actual
  Anderson, P.E. (2008). The Powerful Bond between People and Pets: Our Boundless
* Anderson, R. K., Hart, B. L. & Hart L. A. (Eds.) (1984). The pet connection. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota.
  Arkow, P. & Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region (1990). Pet therapy.
* Beck, A., Katcher, A. & Marshall Thomas, E. (1996). Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship
  Beker, M. (2002). Healing Powers of Pets, Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy 
  Bekoff, M. & (2008). The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter.
  Butler, K. (2013). Therapy Dogs Today: Their Gifts, Our Obligation
  Butler, K. (2004). Therapy Dogs: Compassionate Modalities
  Chandler, C-K. (2011). Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling
  Crawford, J.J., Pomerinke, K.A. & Smith D.W. (2003). Therapy Pets: The Animal-Human Healing Partnership 
* Cusack, O. & Smith, E. (1984). Pets and the Elderly: The Therapeutic Bond.
* Cusack, O. (1988). Pets and Mental Health
  Diamond Davis, K. (2002). Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others
  Dobbs Gross, P. (2005). The Golden Bridge: A Guide to Assistance Dogs for Children Challenged By Autism or Other Devel. Disabilities
* Fine, A.(Ed.) (2000). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy : Theoretical foundations ands guidelines for practice.
* Folge, B. (1981). Interrelations between people and pets.
  Graham, B. (2000). Creature Comfort: Animals That Heal 
* Katcher, A. H., Beck, A. M. (Eds.), 1983. New Perspectives in Our Lives with Companion Animals. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press.
  King, L. (2007) Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Guide For Professional Counselors, School Counselors, Social Workers, And Educators 
* Levinson, B., M., (1972). Pets and Human development.
* Levinson, B.M. & Mallon, G.P. (1997). Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy 
* Pavlides, M. (2008). Animal-Assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 
* Pichot, T. & Coutler, M. (2007). Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy: A Solution-focused Approach (Haworth Brief Therapy) Yvonne Dolan (Editor
* Podberscek, A., Paul, E. S., Serpell, J. (Eds) (2000). Companion animals and us: Exploring the relationship between people and pets. 
* Robinson, I. (Ed.) (1995). The Waltham Book of Human Animal Interaction: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership. Pergamon Press.
  Sakson, S. (2009). Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs 
* Salotto, P. (2001).  Pet Assisted Therapy: A Loving Intervention and an Emerging Profession--Leading to a Friendlier, Healthier, and More Peaceful World
* Serpell, J. A. (Ed.), 1995. The Domestic Dog : its evolution, behaviour and interactions with people. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
* Serpell, J. A. (1986). In the Company of Animals. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
* Wilson, C., C., & Turner, D. C. (Eds.) (1999). Companion animals in human health. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications.

Quelques articles scientifiques
Barak, Y.; Savorai, O.; Mavashev, S. & Beni, A., 2001. Animal-assisted therapy for elderly schizophrenic patients: A one-year controlled trial. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol 9 (4): 439-442.
Batson, K.; McCabe, B.; Baun, M.-M. & Wilson, C., 1998. The effect of a therapy dog on socialization and physiological indicators of stress in persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In C. C. Wilson & D. C. Turner (Eds.), Companion animals in health (pp. 203-215). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Beck,A.M.; Katcher,A.H.,  1984. A new look at pet-facilitated psychotherapy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 184, 414-421.
Bossard, J. H., 1944. The mental hygiene of owning a dog. Mental Hygiene, 28, 408-413.
Brickel, C. M., 1986. Pet-facilitated therapies : A review of the literature and clinical implementation considerations. Clinical Gerontologist, 5(3-4), 309-332.
Corson, S. A. & Corson, E., 1980. Pet animals as nonverbal communication mediators in psychotherapy in institutional settings. In S. A. Corson and E. O’Leary Corson (Eds.), Ethology and nonverbal communication in mental health. Oxford, England : Pergamon Press.
Freud, S., 1959. The interpretation of dreams.  New York, Basic books.
Friedmann, E.; Katcher, A. H.; Lynch, J. J. & Thomas, S., 1980. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit. Public Health Reports, 95, 307-312. 
Gorczyca, K.; Fine, A.-H. & Spain, C., 2000. History, theory, and development of human-animal support services for people with AIDS and other chronic/terminal illnesses. In A. H. Fine (Ed.), Handbook of animal-assisted therapy (pp.253-302). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Granger, B. P.; Kogan, L.; Fitchett, J. & Helmer, K., 1998. A human-animal intervention team approach to animal-assisted therapy. Anthrozoos, Vol 11 (3): 172-176.
Heindl, B.-A., 1996. The effectiveness of pet therapy as an intervention in a community-based children's day treatment program. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 57 (4 A): 1501.
Iannone, V. N.,  2003.  Evaluation of a vocational and therapeutic riding program for severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 64 (3 B): 1493.
Johnson, W. L., 1997. The effects of pet encounter therapy on mood states and social facilitation in nursing home residents. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. Oct 1997; Vol 58 (4 B): 2124.
Law, S. & Scott, S., 1995. Tips for practitioners: Pet care: A vehicle for learning. Focus on Autistic Behavior, Vol 10 (2): 17-18.
Levinson, B. M., 1962. The dog as co-therapist. Mental Hygiene, 46, 59-65.
Lieber, J. S., 2003. Animal-assisted therapy for elementary students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 63 (7 A): 2505.
Limond, J. A.; Bradshaw, J. W. S.; Cormack, M., 1997. Behavior of children with learning disabilities interacting with a therapy dog. Anthrozoos, Vol 10 (2-3): 84-89.
Mallon, G. P., 1994. Cow as co-therapist: Utilization of farm animals as therapeutic aides with children in residential treatment. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Vol 11 (6): 455-474.
Mcvarish, C.-A., 1995. The effects of pet-facilitated therapy on depressed institutionalized inpatients. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 55 (7 B): 3019.
Nathanson, D. E., de Castro, D., Friend, H.; & McMahon, M. , 1997. Effectiveness of short-term dolphin-assisted therapy for children with severe disabilities. Anthrozoos, Vol 10 (2-3): 90-100.
Redefer, L.A. & Goodman, J.F. (1989). Brief Report: Pet-facilitated Therapy with Autistic Children, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 19, 3, 461-467. 
Reichert, E., 1994. Play and animal-assisted therapy: A group-treatment model for sexually abused girls ages 9-13. Family Therapy, Vol 21 (1): 55-62.
Schwartz, A. & Patronek, G., 2002. Methodological issues in studying the anxiety-reducing effects of animals: Reflections from a pediatric dental study. Anthrozoos, Vol 15 (4): 290-298.
Servais, V., 1999. Some comments on context embodiment in zootherapy: The case of the Autidolfin project. Anthrozoos, Vol 12 (1): 5-15.
Shalev, A. & Ben Mordehai, D., 1996. Snakes: Interactions with children with disabilities and the elderly-some psychological considerations. Anthrzöos, Vol 9 (4): 182-187.