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Practice Patterns of Equine Assisted Psychotherapists

By Haley Gresham

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Modeled after Doherty & Simmons’ (1996) study on the practice patterns of marriage and family therapists, this project explored similar questions about equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapists who are members of two main certification organizations, EAGALA and PATH Intl. An Internet survey distributed to equine assisted/facilitated practitioners across the country explored demographic information of the clinician, their clients, and their typical work setting. Equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapy is a growing field and gaining an understanding of the current position of the field allows for growth in areas that are currently underdeveloped within this sector of the mental health field.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Pages 82
Department Family Sciences
Degree Master of Science
University University of Kentucky
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  • Haley Gresham (2018), "Practice Patterns of Equine Assisted Psychotherapists,"

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