In Depth, Practical How-To for Your Practice of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and
Equine Facilitated Learning
Monday, June 27 –
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
60575 Billadeau Rd, Bend, OR 97702
Mailing: P.O. Box 5593 Bend, OR 97701
Facilitated by Trish Broersma and Leslie McCullough, PhD
Pre-Requisite: Attendance at ESMHL Certification Workshop
• How to train horses for interactive work in the settings of equine assisted learning and psychotherapy, with a focus on relational liberty work.
• Considerations in pairing horses and clients for optimal outcomes. What kinds of horses work well in EFL and EFP environments. Holistic approaches to supporting horses doing this work.
• How to provide ongoing assessment of situations, horses and clients for EFL and EFP: developing “new eyes.”
• How to incorporate EFP or EFL into a therapeutic riding center.
• Kickstarting your good idea into a broad-based, community-supported program.
ETHICAL, EFFECTIVE ACTIVITIES
• Toolbox of activities that incorporate the horses’ sentient nature and their ability to provide and initiate therapeutic input as part of the four-member team.
• Training in creating effective EFL and EFP activities and sessions that align with PATH ethical guidelines and how to conduct them within your scope of practice.
• If desired, submit a case history for enlightening discussion.
22 CEU hours for PATH Intl professional certifications, as well as CEUs for
psychotherapists and counselors.
Register and pay workshop fee
to Healing Reins at (541)382-9410 x 12
Healing Reins reserves the right to cancel the workshop if 15 participants have not signed up and paid by May 23, 2016. Anyone signed up prior to the cancellation date will receive a full refund.
Healing Reins will provide a 100% refund if participant cancels before May 23, 2015. Healing Reins will not provide any refund for cancellations received after May 23, 2016.
For over 35 years Leslie has conducted psychotherapy with youth, including 24 years as one of the first full time EFP programs in the country. Serving on the EFMHA board, Leslie was one of the co-creators of the ESMHL workshop, which she currently teaches throughout the US. Leslie is now an Assistant Professor in social work at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, and is also a consultant and trainer with Hope and Healing Academy. Leslie and her Tufts University colleague, Megan Mueller, PhD were the 2013 recipients of HHRF research funding on the effect of EFP on PTSD, results of which will be presented at PATH 2015 national conference.
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