Interface between EFL and EFP

This workshop is co-presented with Dr. Marilyn Sokolof. It is an experiential and didactic presentation of the therapeutic and educational value of equine facilitated interventions.  Similarities and differences between EFP (Equine facilitated Psychotherapy) and EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) are explored. There is a focus on clinically relevant equine activities, including groundwork, lungeing and interactive vaulting, based on theoretical principles.  The workshop is designed for mental health, education, and equine professionals.  No horse experience is necessary, although active participation is encouraged.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • the rationale for including horses as therapeutic/educational partners
  • the psychodynamics of EFP
  • professional issues related to the practice of EFP/EFL
  • ethical considerations specific to EFP/EFL
  • practical applications & activities