Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

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Finally, there is the newest form of equine therapy which is called Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy is defined by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International as “an interactive process in which a licensed mental-health professional working with or as an appropriately credentialed equine professional, partners with suitable equines to address psychotherapy goals set forth by the mental-health professional and the client.” (Boatwright). This definitions simply means this therapy involves a mental-health therapist who works alongside an equine and a patient to treat mental illness or mental health issues. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy can be used for psychosocial and mental health

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