May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PDS 527 - Equine Assisted Interventions

This course will provide an introduction to the spectrum of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) modalities, but will focus upon the mental health therapy and educational aspects of EAAT, clearly differentiating between therapy and therapeutic aspects, as well as roles and limitations for practitioners with different backgrounds and licensure. Topics include history, theories, research, terminology, safety and ethics, and the practice and differentiation between several forms of AAAT. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the human-equine bond as pa1t of EAAT for clients and practitioners. The course will emphasize the role of the horse as co-facilitator and partner, working with the counselor or educator to facilitate treatment or educational goals. Students will have the opportunity to be supported to thoroughly investigate their specific areas of interest within the field of EAAT.

Prerequisite(s): PDS 525  and PDS 526  or permission of instructor.
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Professional Development

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