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You have a successful Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) program and are exploring the potential to expand your services to your community. Implementing equine-facilitated psychotherapy services into your existing program is a great way to start.
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Prior to implementing EFP services, there are a few items to research that will assist you when you start to develop your program. Also, by doing this initial research, you will have the opportunity to provide your center’s board of directors or administrative staff with solid information so that it can make an informed decision about implementing EFP services. Things to research include staff credentialing, training, program design, horse experience and selection, budget, insurance and more.
Once you have completed your research and have developed policies and procedures, it's time to test the practical aspects and run a pilot program. There are many steps to designing a successful pilot program, so take the time to plan.
The Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Manual will assist you in developing the structures and procedures for a safe and professional EFP program.
GREAT NEWS: The PATH Intl. Equine-Facilitated Learning Community is hard at work creating an Equine-Facilitated Learning Manual! If you are interested, please contact Blair McKissock through PATH Intl. Community Connections EFL Community Group.