Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP) is a unique, intensive, short-term approach to helping individuals with various mental health concerns. This article will explain what EAP is, what is needed in order to conduct an EAP therapy session, provide a case study to demonstrate how EAP has been and can be utilized in practice, and finally, list the strengths of EAP. The information contained in this article is based on information provided by a therapist experienced in utilizing Equine Assisted Therapy.

Author's Biographies

Kristie Luckett is a Community Counseling student at Columbus State University. She is in the process of completing her last semester. She is currently interning for a private practice agency. She also works with children in foster care.

Cindy Witseil is a graduate of the Community Counseling Program at Columbus State University. She is EAGALA certified in EAP, and has a practice utilizing EAP in Phenix City, AL.

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