Are you a clinician and want to know how EAP or EA-EMDR can help your client?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy incorporates horses experientially for mental and behavioral health therapy and personal development.  It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals.  Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or “brief” approach which is suitable for adjunct work.

If you are a clinician and have a client that may need assistance overcoming a barrier? EAP or EA-EMDR may help. Equine-assisted activities are based  solely on the ground so previous experience with horses is not required. Your client can attend a few EAP sessions and return with a powerful experience.

Possibilities & Extras
  • Video recording of the session
  • Pre & post consultation with primary clinician
  • Primary clinician can be invited to attend

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A comparative study of the efficacy of group equine assisted counseling with at-risk children and adolescents.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Vol. 3(3), 254-284. Frewin, K. & Gardiner, B. (2005).

New age or old sage? A review of equine assisted psychotherapy. The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology, 6, pp13-17. Kaiser, L., Spence, L.J., Lavergne, A.G., & Bosch, K.L. (2004). Can a week of therapeutic riding make a difference? A pilot study. Anthrozoos, 17, 63-72. Klontz, B.T., Bivens, A., Leinart, D. & Klontz, T. (2007).

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