Horses as Healers: The Challenge
Integrating Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Residential Treatment by Shannette Keeler, LCSW, Eagala Advanced Certified and Danna Russell, CSW, Eagala Certified.
The Challenge is based on our experience working with multiple residential treatment centers, spanning over 13 years. This text provides helpful insight about what we believe works and what doesn’t in combining residential treatment and equine therapy. It also includes valuable information about residential treatment center approaches, such as positive peer culture. We have included ideas about how to work well with educational consultants who play an important role in residential treatment. You will also find some new activities that we have developed for our clients.