The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook gives readers the tools they need to increase professional competency and personalize the practical applications of equine-assisted therapy. Each chapter includes thought-provoking ethical questions, hands-on learning activities, self-assessments, practical scenarios, and journal assignments applicable to a diverse group of healthcare professionals. The perfect companion to The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy,this workbook is appropriate for both students and professionals.

Praise for The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook 

“This workbook provides Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) professionals and students with comprehensive theoretical and practical exercises to complement The Clinical Practice of Equine Assisted Therapy. I love Leif’s books as they provide me with the ‘go to’ texts of EAT for teaching my students: they are thoroughly researched and their layout encourages student growth and progress; not only in their knowledge of EAT but in self-awareness and self-development. Thank you Leif!”

Clare Thomas-Pino, lecturer/adjunct professor, University of Maine System

“This workbook enables the reader to more fully understand the topics addressed in the book through practical scenarios, activities, and other hands-on methods that ensure better comprehension and retention. The book is about the entire industry; this workbook is about the individual reader.

Mike Tomlinson, DVM, MBA,president of the Horses & Humans Research Foundation and FEI/USET Team Veterinarian.

“Leif Hallberg’s The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy and The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook are multifaceted, completely comprehensive guides for practitioners interested in becoming competent, ethical, and effective providers of Equine-Assisted Therapy. These are among my top recommended resources for my own students in animal-assisted interventions.”

 Leslie Stewart, PhD, LPC, an assistant professor of counseling at Idaho State University, is the primary author of the American Counseling Association’s Animal-Assisted Therapy Competencies.

“When one thinks of horses, words such as strength and majesticness are often considered. Equine assisted interventions have developed over the past 50 years and are becoming well recognized as a form of therapy. Hallberg’s book and companion workbook are an excellent source for learning how trained horses with professionals can work together to support the quality of life for many. The books are a must for all interested professionals.”

Aubrey H. Fine, EdD, licensed psychologist/professor at Cal Poly State University, editor/author of The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy, How Animals Help Students Learn, and Afternoons with Puppy.

Leif Hallberg’s, The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook is the perfect companion to The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy as it provides readers with an informative and thought-provoking resource that addresses the scope, provision, business, ethics, and science of incorporating horses within health care.

 Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, professor of Occupational Therapy, director of Research at the Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University

“This companion to The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy is easy to use and full of opportunities for self-paced, continued learning.”

Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSc, CCTP, director of Equine Programs & Equine-Assisted Mental Health, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver

“The Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook encourages readers to grow to be professionals in the EAT field, and to think and rethink their methodology, ethics, terminology, education, and practice. The workbook is written objectively stating Leif Hallberg’s true understanding of EAT with all the twists. Hand in hand with the workbook goes the Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy that targets the defining differences between the “branches” of EAA/EAT. Both the book and the workbook can be utilized internationally in teaching and self-learning.”

 Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen, president of the Horses in Education and Therapy International Federation (HETI)

Using the Equine-Assisted Therapy Workbook together with the Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy will provoke industry wide self-reflection, and help both therapy and non-therapy professionals identify and advocate for their important and unique roles within this field.”

 Kitty Stalsburg, PATH Intl. master instructor, ESMHL, CBEIP-ED, and executive director of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

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