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Practicing Equine-Facilitated Therapy at Little Bit: Working in the PATH-Model as a Mental Health Professional

Are you a mental health provider in the Greater Seattle Area interested in offering your clients therapeutic experiences with horses? Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International-accredited facility, works with licensed mental health providers interested in including interactions with horses in their practice.

Working with horses offers a memorable experience, and creates a space where communication and relationship patterns can be explored in a profound way, and reapproached in real time within the novel situation of interaction with the horse. This complements your main approach to therapy and accelerates parts of the process beyond what can happen through more theoretical work.

Join us to learn the details of practicing EFP at Little Bit. We will cover:

  • what it means to include a horse in the therapeutic space and what the horse actually does

  • how to best support and allow for what the horse contributes to the session

  • how to consider and prioritize equine welfare in the midst of the therapeutic process

  • specifics about working at Little Bit and with an equine specialist within the Diamond Model

No past horse experience is needed to do this work as a mental health professional – you will be well-supported. Little Bit’s equine-facilitated therapy approach works within the diamond model: you bring your mental healthcare practice, and a certified equine specialist guides you and your client through working with the horse.

Mental health professional requirements to practice EFP at Little Bit:

  • Current licensure

  • Professional liability insurance

All mental health professionals interested in practicing EFP at Little Bit are welcome to attend this training.

Want to learn more about EFP first? Join us at the free "Equine-Facilitated Therapy: An Introduction" on Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-7:30 pm


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Cost of clinic is $25.00