Did you know that horses have been used for riding for many centuries? That's pretty common knowledge. But did you know that horses have also been used to treat people suffering from various illnesses and psychological challenges dating back to ancient Greek civilization?
Equine assisted psychotherapy is a wonderful adjunct therapy used by mental health professionals and various human service professionals ranging from such diverse fields as justice to education to business to healthcare!
This course is intended for you whether you desire to learn more about equine assisted therapy, if you wish to begin practicing in this field or if you are a practitioner wanting to know about alternative options to refer your clients. If you are someone seeking an alternative type of therapy or learning experience, this course may be just what you are looking for so that you can make an informed decision concerning what type of equine therapy makes sense for you.
Choose a pleasing memory you have about an animal in your life.
•What do you remember about the experience?
•What feelings do you have as you recall the experience?
•What do you feel now as you remember the experience?
Four of the major associations that promote equine therapy in North America.
EAGALA stands for the Equine Growth and Learning Association. True or False?
What kinds of clients equine therapists work with and how they work on therapy. Levels of horse experience required by the therapist and client.
Theories surrounding equine therapy, benefits and some of the evidence based research.
Summary remarks and next steps for learning more about the field of equine psychotherapy.
Registered Psychotherapist – College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
Clinical Traumatology, Compassion Fatigue and Field Trauma Specialist
Equine and Animal Assisted Therapies Specialist
Wendy received her Masters degree in Counselling through the University of Ottawa. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies through Camrose Lutheran College and a Bachelor of Education degree through the University of Calgary. She has specialized training in traumatology and compassion fatigue care through the Traumatology Institute in Toronto, Ontario.
Wendy has also been instrumental in pioneering equine-assisted therapy for treating PTSD in the National Capital Region. Over the past three years she has worked with the War Horse project in Pembroke planning and facilitating group sessions for veterans and first responders. http://thewarhorseproject.com