The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy: Including Horses in Human Healthcare

The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy: Including Horses in Human Healthcare

by Leif Hallberg

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The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy bridges theory, research, and practical methods to fill a rapidly developing gap for physical, occupational, speech, and mental health professionals interested in incorporating horses in therapy. Extensively researched and citing over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, it examines core issues such as terminology, scope of practice, competency recommendations, horse care ethics, and clinical practice considerations. This book is an essential resource for professionals who wish to use a best-practices approach to equine-assisted therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134793198
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Leif Hallberg, MA, LPC, LCPC, is an internationally acclaimed author, consultant, licensed mental health professional, and educator whose career has centered on the practice of equine-assisted activities and therapies. She is the author of Walking the Way of the Horse: Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship. Leif provides consultation services, offers individual sessions, teaches courses, and leads professional development trainings and workshops both nationally and internationally. She can be reached at

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Equine-Assisted Therapy  2. Understanding Equine-Assisted Therapy  3. Professional Competencies in Equine-Assisted Therapy  4. Populations Served by Equine-Assisted Therapy  5. The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy  6. The Business of Providing Equine-Assisted Therapy  7. The Ethics of Appropriating Horses for Human Wellbeing  8. A Vision for the Future

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