Path Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test

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Hosted by Joyride Center

June 2nd - June 5th, 2022

**Early Bird Registration due May 1st**

Additional fees will apply if forms received after May 1st

Costs:

$500 - Workshop

$100 - Skills Test

Breakfast, snacks and lunch are included

EMAIL FOR MORE INFO:  CARRIE@JOYRIDECENTER.ORG

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WHAT IS AN EQUINE SPECIALIST IN MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING?
A PATH Intl certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning serves as an expert in equine-assisted services. 

A PATH Intl certified Equine Specialist:

  • Is knowledgeable in horsemanship

  • Has a thorough understanding of the ways of equine behavior affects human responses

  • Evaluates the role of the equine during the mental health or education sessions

  • Understands how to collaborate with other professionals to meet client's needs

  • Ensures the safety and well being of the equine

  • Assesses the equine's response to any interactions

  • Assures that the interactions within the EAS session are ethical and safe 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PATH INTL EQUINE SPECIALIST PAGE 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The 3 day workshop is for experienced equestrians, instructors, mental health professionals, and educators who are interested in equine-assisted services. 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

This specialized training is taught by a PATH Intl certified mental health professional and an equine specialist. The workshop uses a combination of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, role-plays, and hands-on exercises with equines. 

MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

The 3 day workshop provides specialized training for equestrians who are interested in conducting equine-facilitated mental health and/or equine-assisted learning programs. This workshop is not designed to train educators or mental health professionals how to perform their role in equine-facilitated psychotherapy or equine-assisted learning sessions, nor is it designed to teach equine handling skills.

Training includes:

- The role of the equine specialist when assisting service providers

- Designing safe, beneficial and effective activities to enhance participant outcomes

- Specific equine handling methods

- Assessing equine response to students

More Information and Forms 

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