Workshop 24 (ticket)
The Power of the Herd: Using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for At-Risk and Treatment-Resistant Patients

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a relatively new discipline, which incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. Attendees learn what constitutes EAP, how it differs from other equine-interactive activities, and what factors it shares with other therapeutic models. The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model is introduced; and attendees gain some basic knowledge of the skills utilized in an EAGALA model EAP session. The benefits of EAP to youth who are high-risk or resistant to more traditional therapies are discussed. The research in EAP is presented; and the goals for future EAP research are identified.
Thursday, October 24, 2013: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Sponsored by the AACAP Complementary and Integrative Medicine Committee

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