Links

Local Recommended Ranches, Organizations and Individuals:

If you are searching for a therapist who does equine facilitated psychotherapy, please check out these programs:

Medicine Horse Program - Boulder, CO
https://www.medicinehorse.org/therapists

Colorado Animal Assisted Therapy Programs - Arvada, CO
https://www.animalassistedtherapyprograms.org/animal-assisted-therapy-pr...

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) - Colorado's Premier therapeutic riding center located near Longmont
http://www.ctrcinc.org/

Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies - Duey Freeman and Joan Rieger offer an excellent two-year training program
http://www.gestaltequineinstitute.com/

Front Range Equine Psychotherapy Guild - a networking resource for Colorado. Open to practitioners and those interested in horses and healing.
http://www.meetup.com/FREPGuild/

Julie Leiken, Pilates Instruction and Dressage - Boulder, CO - Learn to better communicate with your horse by engaging your body as an effective tool.
http://www.julieleiken.com/

National Organizations:

Natural Lifemanship - An organization offering online and in-person trainings that thoroughly explore the impact of trauma on animals as well as humans. https://naturallifemanship.com/

PATH Intl. - The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (formerly North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) is a great resource for all of those in the field of equine-faciliated therapy and learning. Therapeutic riding instructors, equine specialists, equine-facilitated therapists, and OTs and PTs practicing hippotherapy can receive training and certification. PATH Intl. has a long history of developing effective and safe standards for the field.
http://www.pathintl.org/about-path-intl/about-path-intl
http://www.pathintl.org/resources-education/resources/eaat/201-what-is-efpl

Masters Programs:

Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado offers experiential training for people desiring to be therapists. The Masters in Transpersonal Psychology is a three-year program involving classroom study, internship and practicum placements, and deep personal and group work. Those who opt for a concentration in Wilderness Therapy can learn more about incorporating horses in therapeutic work.

http://www.naropa.edu/academics/graduate/psychology/tcp/matp/index.cfm
http://www.naropa.edu/academics/graduate/psychology/tcp/wilderness/index...

Prescott College offers a Masters degree in Equine-Assisted Mental Health. They also put on a fantastic gathering each May where practitioners from around the country share the approaches that work best for them.
http://www.prescott.edu/learn/master-of-arts-counseling-psychology/areas...

The University of Denver offers a Masters in Animal-Assisted Social Work. Phil Tedeschi, the driving force behind this program, began his career as a therapeutic riding instructor. Candidates learn how to incorporate dogs, horses, and other animals in therapeutic settings.
http://www.du.edu/socialwork/programs/msw/concentration/certprograms/aas...

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