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?
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.
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.
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
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.
To be Announced
$80 per session.
Space is limited and
preference will be given to those willing to commit to all six
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.
Two CEUís awarded for each session attended for LCSWs, LMHCs and
Pre-registration required. Please call 561-791-8939