2nd Edition

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

ISBN 9781138731172
Published December 27, 2016 by CRC Press
204 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

USD $34.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

The Framework
Rebecca L. Haller

Goals and Treatment Planning: The Process
Rebecca L. Haller

Activity Planning: Developing Horticultural Therapy Activities and Tasks
Pamela A. Catlin

Working with Program Participants: Techniques for Therapists, Trainers, and Program Facilitators
Karen L. Kennedy and Rebecca L. Haller

Planning Horticultural Therapy Treatment Sessions
Karen L. Kennedy

Documentation: The Professional Process of Recording Treatment Plans, Process, and Outcomes
Sarah Sieradzki

Appendix A: Goals, Activities, and Measurements

Appendix B: Activity, Task, and Session Planning Resources

Appendix C: Forms for Documentation of Horticultural Therapy Treatment

Appendix D: Horticultural Therapy Treatment Strategies

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