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Title Harnessing the power of equine assisted counseling : adding animal assisted therapy to your practice / [edited by] Kay Sudekum Trotter
Published New York : Routledge-Taylor & Francis Group, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 309 pages) : illustrations
Summary "This book will help licensed professional counselors incorporate Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) into their practices, even those who have no prior experience working with horses. It provides a strong research foundation for understanding the efficacy of equine assisted interventions and the potentially powerful impact that a horse can have in creating a new counseling dynamic. Chapters address using horses to help clients dealing with various traumas and abuse, anxiety, depression, atypical behaviors, and social skills and communication issues. One chapter is written by the internationally renowned "horse whisperer" Pat Parelli and offers a look at EAC from the horse's point of view and describes the process of developing a relationship with the horse in a positive, safe, and respectful manner, an important topic to ensure the well-being of the horse throughout a session. Counselors will find this a valuable resource for understanding and utilizing EAC as a new resource in their own practices, as will students seeking to learn about this innovative approach."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Horsemanship -- Therapeutic use.
Horses -- Psychological aspects.
Horses -- Therapeutic use.
Human-animal relationships.
Equine-Assisted Therapy.
Counseling -- methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Trotter, Kay Sudekum.
ISBN 0203802039 (electronic bk.)
1136624007 (electronic bk.)
9780203802038 (electronic bk.)
9781136624001 (electronic bk.)