The Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Therapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial

In: Society & Animals
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  • 1 1Pacific Psychology Partners, Inc., P.O. Box 1080, Kalaheo, HI 9674
  • 2 2Onsite Workshops, Inc., 904 Harpeth Valley Place, Nashville, TN 37221
  • 3 3Coastal Clinics, Inc., P.O. Box 529, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • 4 4Onsite Workshops, Inc., P.O. Box, 1030 Old Highway 48 N, Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051

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Abstract

This article describes an equine-assisted experiential therapy approach and presents treatment outcomes in 31 participants in an equine-assisted, experiential therapy program. Participants completed psychological measures prior to treatment, immediately following treatment, and 6 months after treatment. Reported reductions in psychological distress and enhancements in psychological well being were significant immediately following treatment and were stable at 6-month follow-up. The article discusses the clinical implications and limitations of the present study and directions for further research.

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