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Equine-Partnered Play Therapy

Presented by Dr. Hallie Sheade, LPC-S, RPT-S and Laura Hamrin

  • Ended
  • 750 US dollars
  • 16151 US Hwy 377-South, Fort Worth, TX 76126.

Service Description

Throughout history, children and animals have shared a special bond. Equine-Partnered Play Therapy blends child-centered play therapy with equine assisted counseling. This approach is evidence-informed and beneficial in assisting children with variety of mental health concerns such as trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and many others. Attendees will also learn about best practices ethical considerations when incorporating equines into play therapy. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to both experience the healing power of equines while learning and practicing skills when including equines in play therapy. Both mental health professionals and equine professionals are welcome to come and learn about the power of play and equines! Learning Objectives: Describe the basic tenets of child-centered play therapy (CCPT). Discuss the nature of equines and equine behavior as related to play therapy. Describe benefits of EPPT Observe and identify best practices in Equine-Partnered Play Therapy (EPPT). Describe best practices in maintaining equine welfare in EPPT Identify strategies to evaluate equines for participation in EPPT Describe effective ways to set up and maintain play area Discuss risk management strategies in equine assisted counseling Identify ethical considerations in equine assisted counseling Discuss precautions and contraindications when evaluating clients for participation in EPPT Demonstrate effective documentation procedures for EPPT Differentiate roles of mental health professional and equine professional Discuss strategies to facilitate effective mental health professional-equine professional relationship Practice EPPT Skills Demonstrate specialized play therapy facilitation skills for EPPT Date: 9/23-25/22 Time: 9 am - 4:30pm (23rd & 24th) 9am- 12pm (25th) CST CEs: 15 CEs APT Approved Provider 22-989 Cost: $750 Early Bird: $650 ( through 7/15/22 use code PLAY) Non Profit and Student Rate: $600 (use code HORSEPLAY) Location: 4 Hearts Ranch - 16151 US Hwy 377-South, Fort Worth, TX 76126. Dr. Hallie Sheade holds a PhD in counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Laura Hamrin is the Equine Manager and Lead Equine Specialist at S.T.E.P.S. With Horses. She holds PATH Intl. credentials as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) and as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

Contact Details

940 448 0769

located within Horselife Farm 875 Porter Rd, Bartonville, TX, USA