Equine-Assisted Mental Health Interventions: Harnessing Solutions to Common Problems


Equine-Assisted Mental Health Interventions: Harnessing Solutions to Common Problems

Equine-Assisted Mental Health Interventions: Harnessing Solutions To Common Problems Pdf

By Kay Sudekum Trotter and Jennifer N. Baggerly

Equine-Assisted Mental Health Interventions: Harnessing Solutions to Common Problems PDF is Written by internationally renowned equine-assisted mental health professionals, this edited collection teaches counselors how to design and implement equine-assisted mental health interventions for different populations and various challenges. Supported by ethical considerations and theoretical frameworks, chapters cover common issues including depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, autism, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-esteem, social skills and communication, couples and family work, and professional development. Each chapter provides practical tips for implementing treatment strategies, case studies with transcript analyses, and sample session notes. This book will appeal to both the expert equine-assisted mental health counselor and the seasoned counselor who is open to partnering with an equine practitioner to help their clients in new and innovative ways.

Table of Contents

Section One: Ethical Considerations and Theoretical Framework

1. Ethical Considerations in Equine-Assisted Interventions: Meeting the Needs of Both Human and Horse Kirby Wycoff and Maya Gupta

2What Science Says About Equine-Human Interaction in Equine-Assisted Therapy: An Outline to a Theoretical Framework Felicia Lundgren

Section Two: Depression 

3. Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Depression Molly DePrekel and Natalie Runge 

4. An Eagala Model Approach to Using Equine-Assisted Counseling with Teens Suffering from Depression Karen Frederick

Section Three: Anxiety 

5. The Transitioning Families Equine-Assisted Model for the Treatment of Anxiety Rebecca F. Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey

 6. Natural Lifemanship’s Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Bettina Shultz-Jobe, Laura McFarland, and Tim Jobe

7. Walking with the Wisdom of Peace: A Horse-Guided Practice to Leave Anxiety in the Dust Sara B. Willerson

Section Four: Grief 

8. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Grief and Loss Patti Schlough

Section Five: ADHD 

9. ‘Combing’ through ADHD Symptoms Utilizing Mindful Grooming Carlene Taylor

Section Six: Autism 

10. Equine-Assisted Play Therapy with Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder Tracie Faa-Thompson 

11. Improving Social and Communication Skills for Participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Saan Ecker and Joanne Byrnes

Section Seven: Oppositional Behavior 

12. Equine-Partnered Play TherapyTM for Children with Oppositional Behavior Hallie Sheade

13. Integrating Body-Mind-Attachment Practices into Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: A Case Example of Oppositional Defiant Disorder Leslie McCullough

Section Eight: Eating Disorders 

14The Human–Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach to Working with Clients Suffering from Bulimia Nervosa Veronica Lac

Section Nine: Substance Abuse 

15. Equine-Assisted Mental Health Therapy and Alcoholism: Issues in Early Sobriety Alita Buzel

16. Triggering Transformations: An Equine-Assisted Approach to the Treatment of Substance Abuse Shelley Green, Monica Schroeder, Cynthia Penalva, Michael Rolleston, and Valerie Judd

17. Beyond the Couch: An Object Relations Approach to EAP Substance Abuse Treatment Natasha Filippides

Section Ten: Self-Esteem 

18. The 7 C’s of Well-Being Corey L. DeMala-Moran

19. Stepping into the Arena with Your Inner Ally Sara B. Willerson and Vanessa M. Sanford

Section Eleven: Social Skills and Communication 

20. Social Skills and Communication: The Path of Life through Mindfulness and Experience Rob Pliskin

21. Teaching Social Skills and Communication to Adolescents through Equine Interventions Phyllis Erdman and Sue Jacobson

22. Equine-Assisted Social Education as a Co-Intervention to Prevent Dropout by Improving Social Skills and Engagement in Learning Ritva Mickelsson

Section Twelve: Couples and Family 

23. Couples in Balance: Realigning Roles Vallarie E. Coleman

24. The Four Agreements in Equine-Assisted Therapy for Relationships Corey L. DeMala-Moran

25. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Couples and Families: A Relational Approach Shelley Green, Michael Rolleston, and Monica Schroeder

Section Thirteen: Professional Development

26. Partnering with Horses to Train Mental Health Professionals Shelley Green

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