Equine Facilitated Pyschotherapy (EFP)
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Prey animals: very sensitive to consequences; can tell if someone is not as they seem; hear heart beat from 6ft away.
Herd animal: want social interaction/relationship; how can we keep one another safe?
Who is involved?
Clients, mental health professional, equine specialist, horses
What do you do? ...It depends
Whole System Approach (Holistic)
-Metaphor: talk about horse rather than the deep/dense client's stuff
What do you do again?
ROLES OF THE HORSE
Relevant Populations Served
"At risk" youth
Professional and Ethical Issues
Treatment of horses
Safety: Contraindications (who might harm the horse?)
Knowledge of horses
Training and supervision
Role of Equine Specialists
Choosing a barn: EAGALA vs Path International
-Delirium, dementia, psychosis, severe confusion
-Self abuse, animal abuse, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, and aggression w/o mental health professional
Research: Therapeutic exp w/ horses
Increased verbal and nonverbal communication
Increased emotional development (empathy)
Help clients recognize maladaptive behaviors, feelings, attitudes
Help clients explore and practice alternative behaviors, feelings attitudes
Helps clients exp. mastery and feeling empowered
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