Are you a clinician and want to know how Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy or EMDR with Equine Interaction can help your client?

Equine Facilitated 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? EFP or EMDR with Equine Interaction may help. Equine activities are based solely on the ground so previous experience with horses is not required. Your client can attend a few EFP 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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