Attention Teachers
Posted by cs (+200) 8 years ago
Come join us for fun and learning while earning OPI renewal units or continuing education units. "Straight From The Horse's Mouth" is running in conjunction with PIR days in October. It offers 7 OPI renewal units for educators and 6 CEU's for those that work in the mental health field, licensed addiction counselors and professions in social work.

Straight From the Horse's Mouth
An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning
Educators= 7 OPI Renewal Units
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 8:30 - 5:00 PM
Place: Pivotal Movements Equine Program, 2360 Hwy 59 N, Miles City, Mt.
406-234-0070, or face book "Pivotal Movements Equine Program"
Class: Limited to 20
Cost: $100/participant- Call to reserve your place. Must be registered by Monday, October 14th.

Pivotal Movements Equine Program is offering a one-day interactive workshop designed to educate participants on the basics of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) based on the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model.

This workshop is designed to introduce the core concepts behind EAP and EAL, how they can be used to enhance traditional educational and psychotherapeutic models, as well as to demonstrate basic EAP/EAL activities with participants. EAP and EAL create a natural and non-threatening opportunity, especially for those new to or uncomfortable with traditional educational and therapeutic settings. This model enhances the ability for clients to identify negative patterns of behavior and practice new functional ones.
**No Riding. No Horse Experience Necessary.**

Recommended For: Health Care and Educational Administrators, Counselors, Life Coaches, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Family Therapists, Parents, Case Managers, Substance Abuse Providers, Teachers, Probation and Parole Officers, other professionals working with youth or in the mental health field.

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Introductions and Overview
9:15-10:15 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP): Theoretical foundations & practical application
10:15-10:45 Why Horses? Horse Psychology & Herd Behavior
10:45-11:30 Basics of EAP & Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Activity 1: Projection and transference
11:30-12:30 EAP Activity 2: Building a Treatment or Educational Plan
12:30-1:30 Lunch will be provided or feel free to bring your own!
1:30-2:30 EAP Activity 3: Incongruence -Intention vs. Behavior
2:30-3:30 EAP Activity 4: Identifying and Respecting Boundaries
3:30-5:00 Debrief the day, Q & A, Evaluations

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
 Compare and contrast the differences between EAP/EAL and traditional educational and psychotherapeutic modalities
 Identify benefits and risks associated with EAP/EAL
 Recognize the nature of projection and transference as it explored through the EAP/EAL model
 Explain the parallels between equine and human psychology and how this knowledge can be incorporated into a classroom or private practice
Posted by cs (+200) 8 years ago
Monday, October 14th is the registration deadline.
Posted by cs (+200) 8 years ago
Additional classes and information can be found at or face book at "Pivotal Movements Equine Program"