Champions by Randy Mandrell & Patti Mandrell, M.Ed., LPC
Champions by Randy Mandrell & Patti Mandrell, M.Ed., LPC
Champions by Randy Mandrell & Patti Mandrell, M.Ed., LPC

Champions by Randy Mandrell & Patti Mandrell, M.Ed., LPC

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EAP Group Curriculum for At-Risk Adolescents.

     The implementing of this curriculum must be flexible to be
effective. For maximum success, facilitators must expand on
suggested discussion questions depending on the outcome of
each activity. Activity results will change depending on
weather variables, horse behaviors, and group dynamics. For
example, during a scheduled activity your horse becomes
“totally uncooperative” (as the clients describe it). Use this
situation to your advantage by discussing the effects being
uncooperative has on others and how to deal with it.
      Life is unpredictable and these activities are designed to
help participants deal with this inconsistency in life.
Remember, that is what makes EAP so effective!
     Another key to the success of this curriculum is a well
balanced EAP team. To ensure safety and maximum
understanding of the horses’ personalities and behaviors, an
experienced horse professional familiar with the therapy horses
is imperative. Equally as important is a skilled therapist with a
keen understanding of metaphorical learning and reality
therapy. The group will only be as good as the facilitators.
    The goal of this curriculum design is to teach at-risk youth
how to handle difficult situations in a positive manner. Just as
in all EAP activities, this curriculum is not designed to box you
in or limit your therapy discussions but to open new venues of
learning for the participants. Be flexible and have fun learning
with each group!