Workshop Dates: September 26th-29th
Skills Test Date: September 29th
Candidate Registration Deadline: August 23rd (all paperwork must be in by this date!)
Equine Specialist Professional: Memree Stuart
Mental Health Professional: Marilyn Sokolof
This three-day workshop provides specialized training for equestrians who are interested in equine facilitated mental health and education programs. This workshop is not designed to train educators or mental health professionals how to perform their role in equine facilitated learning or psychotherapy. However, it can be beneficial to professionals wanting to learn more about how this type of program works. Breakfasts and lunches will be included for all participants. Workshop will run approximately 8AM-5PM the 126th-29th and testing slots will be scheduled for Sunday in 30 minute increments.
This workshop will be taught by some of the most experienced people in the field of equine facilitated mental health and learning and will give the participants a chance to see what is current in the field. Each course will be team taught by an Equine Specialist/PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor in collaboration with a mental health professional working with several equines.
Training is designed for:
Therapeutic Riding Instructors
Those who wish to enhance their ability to work with mental health and education professionals and their clients
Equestrian skills on the flat in English or Western tack comparable to those described in Pony Club C or CHA Level 1 familiarity with PATH Intl. Standards and PATH Intl. Code of Ethics and/or a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED with a demonstration of continued learning.