Rising llc

Presents a Series
of CE Workshops for Therapists, Counselors,
Social Workers,
and Students
in the Helping Professions


Sponsored by Behavioral Health     of the Palm Beaches  &
Seaside Palm Beach Equine Therapy

Horses & Healers

Monthly Equine Assisted Peer Consultation &

Therapy Skills Building Continuing Education Group

What is it?

Through equine assisted experiential activities this group will explore the role of the mental health professional while developing and refining a personal therapeutic style. Focusing on metaphors evoked, participants will better understand how to approach clients, make assessments, implement treatment plans, understand relationship dynamics, identify patterns, examine assumptions, learn ways to get unstuck with difficult cases, and open themselves to new and fresh perspectives about their therapeutic approach. Though open to all, these workshops are an excellent next step for those who have attended the Hands-On Intro to Equine Assisted Therapy Workshops who want to experience and learn more about the modality. Emphasis will be on self-reflection and the personal process of participants and will not involve teaching or training in the specific techniques of equine assisted psychotherapy and learning.

 Why Peer Consultation?

Peer consultation offers a community that promotes and supports sound, ethical practices while encouraging networking and learning. The direct benefits to professionals will translate into better quality care for patients and clients. Participants expand referral sources, improve decision making, prevent burn out, decrease isolation, gain mentoring opportunities, improve therapy skills, and refine business practices while accumulating CEUís required for maintaining licensure.

 Why Experiential?

Experiential activities offer the opportunity to learn while doing. Often an ďahaĒ moment will emerge in an experiential activity that might not occur in a simple group discussion. In addition, participants become more aware of their thought and behavior patterns while responding in the here-and-now, especially when live animals are incorporated. Through hands-on activities, participants recognize metaphoric connections to their work and lives and explore ways to improve the therapeutic process for themselves and their clients.

 Why Horses?

Horses are large, powerful, and dynamic animals. Like people, they have distinct personalities, attitudes, moods, and relational styles that are similar to us and our clients.  An approach that works with one horse (or client) wonít necessarily work with another. Activities with horses inspire confidence and provide insight when dealing with challenging situations in the mental health field. Working experientially with horses and in the safety of a peer group setting, participants will enhance their self-awareness and refine their psychotherapy skills, while having fun!

 Space is Limited!

This group is open to counselors, social workers, psychotherapists, students, and anyone working in the mental health, healing, or teaching fields. Space will be limited to optimize the experience for all. Preference will be given to participants willing to commit to the six month series. No horse experience is necessary. Horsemanship is not emphasized. All activities are un-mounted. Those unfamiliar with, afraid of, or inspired by horses are encouraged to attend. Participants should wear long pants, close-toed shoes, and sunscreen. Please bring bottled water as needed.


Dates:             To be Announced


Time:              9:30am-11:30am


Cost:               $80 per session.

Space is limited and preference will be given to those willing to commit to all six sessions.


Location:       Turning Point Therapy, 948 Cindy Drive, Wellington FL 33414

Directions - From 95 or the FL Turnpike, exit at Southern Boulevard and go west. Cross Route 441/State Road 7. The third light after 441/7 is marked Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Turn left at this light and you will be on Little Ranches Trail, entering the community called "Little Ranches." When Little Ranches Trail ends, turn left on Acme Road. Turn right on Cindy Drive. Proceed to #948 Cindy Drive, Turning Point Therapy.


CEUís:             Two CEUís awarded for each session attended for LCSWs, LMHCs and LMFTs.


Register:        Pre-registration required. Please call 561-791-8939




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