Who, What, How? Mental Health Professionals and the Inclusion of Horses in Psychotherapy (and Why this Matters to OT, PT and SLP Providers)- Conference 2019
Breakout Session #5
This presentation adds to the body of knowledge in hippotherapy by supporting interdisciplinary collaboration in treatment with mental health professionals and facilitating understanding that all therapy professionals who include horses in treatment can operate under similar values and basic principles, even if the approaches and techniques used are profession-specific.
• Name six professions who treat mental disorders in the U.S. and necessary qualifications for practice
• Describe six basic elements of equine interactions that mental health professionals use to enhance psychotherapy
• Identify three professional issues that affect both mental health professionals and OT, PT, SLP providers