Equine Assisted Couples Therapy: An Exploratory Study
Ham, Taylor Marie
- Publisher: Virginia Tech
equine assisted psychotherapy | couples therapy | equine facilitated psychotherapy | equine therapy | experiential therapy
Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an emerging experiential methodology<br />that has recently gained recognition as a method for addressing a range of presenting<br />problems for a wide variety of client populations. Couples therapy is one area that the<br />practice of equine assisted psychotherapy has recently gained traction. This study<br />describes the practice of equine assisted couples therapy in terms of practitioner<br />characteristics, approach to treatment, therapeutic goals and outcomes. Mental health<br />professionals currently using equine assisted psychotherapy to treat couples share their<br />experiences and perspectives to provide an overview of this emerging modality.