Navigation Links
Equine Partners in Counseling (EPIC) Training Is Changing the Face of Mental Health
Date:5/22/2008

Ph.D. shares pioneering research with counselors June 6; provides CEUs

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to a Ph.D. with the last name of "Trotter," there is now clinical proof that counseling sessions including a horse can be more beneficial than traditional talk therapy. Dr. Kay Trotter shares her ground-breaking research with other mental health professionals during her premier Equine Partners In Counseling (EPIC) Training June 6 at Bridlewood Stables in Flower Mound, TX. Besides learning new tools, counselors will earn CEUs at Dr. Trotter's EPIC workshops.

"When I was researching topics for my doctoral dissertation at the University of North Texas (UNT)," said Dr. Trotter, "I found anecdotal evidence about horse therapy, but no proven empirical research. I decided to do the first formal clinical study and attempt to either prove or disprove that horses help people in measurable ways."

Under the guidance of Dr. Cynthia Chandler, who developed and directs the Center for Animal Assisted Therapy at UNT, Dr. Trotter compared and contrasted the experiences of youngsters who participated in a 12-week Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) program with those who remained in a classroom for traditional counseling. The results proved decisively that horse therapy gets authentic results in increasing positive behaviors in clients, and are in her dissertation, "The Efficacy of Equine Assisted Group Counseling with At-Risk Children and Adolescents." Her pioneering work is being featured in The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, a peer-review publication of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. Trotter is also interviewed in an upcoming issue of the ACA's "Counseling Today."

"During the study, we let youngsters select a horse to work with, and assigned them specific tasks," Dr. Trotter explained. For instance, each child had to approach a horse, put a halter on the animal, and then lead it to the facilitators.

"If youngsters are going to successfully complete the task, they must immediately change their behaviors to win the horses' trust," said Dr. Trotter. "Behavioral changes that might take weeks of traditional therapy can happen instantly in the arena when children see how the horse responds."

During the EPIC workshops June 6, counselors will learn what EAC is, and how it can benefit clients. The afternoon workshop focuses on using horses with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participants will earn 3 CEUs for each session. EPIC workshops are $75 each, or both for $120. Out of town guests can receive discounts at the Hilton Gardens Inn Lewisburg, (972) 459-4600.

To register for the EPIC workshops visit Dr. Trotter's website at http://www.kaytrotterEPIC.com, or call her at (214) 499-0396.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dr. Kay Trotter
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AVMA Opposes Use of Double-Deck Trailers for Transporting Horses and Other Equines
2. Fort Dodge Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Launch Educational Web Site
3. Turning Pointe Therapeutic Riding Recognized for Excellence in Providing Equine-Assisted Therapies to People with Disabilities
4. ASPCA Provides Funding for Hay, Equine Expenses Following Outbreak of California Wildfires
5. Bioniche Responds to Australian Equine Influenza Outbreak
6. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Perot Systems Named as Best Partnership by Outsourcing Center
7. Emerging Capital Partners Invests $47.3 Million in North African Personal Care Company
8. Vista Partners Initiates Coverage on Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE)
9. Reproductive Science Center and Lowell General Hospital Announce Partnership in Infertility Treatment
10. Longs Drugs Partners With Google on the Launch of Google Health
11. Video: The Ad Council Partners With UNICEF to Promote and Distribute Myanmar Cyclone PSAs Filmed by A-List Celebrities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing ... their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice ... overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, ... a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world ... in the report includes the following: , ... by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... market providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal ... million in funding.  The Series-A funding is led ... the Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, ... less-invasive neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: