Consultation and Supervision

Spirited Connections Counselling offers consultation and supervision services for clinicians and equine specialists engaged in equine assisted therapy, equine assisted learning, or who are seeking to expand their scope of practice to include this work. Our consultation and supervision services offer insight into the use of horses as agents of change, troubleshooting for challenging clients/dynamics, and deepening the intentional application of horses within a therapeutic process. This can occur face to face, or via Skype.

Horse Skills for Mental Health Practitioners

Spirited Connections Counselling offers a horse-skills for mental health practitioners program for clinicians wishing to enhance their knowledge of horses to facilitate in better interventions using equine assisted therapy. This is a weekly or bimonthly group where clinicians learn to read nonverbal and behavioral communication, learn about personalities and herd dynamics, develop an understanding of fear and the prey-based mentality of horses, and to apply this information to working with clients and their own interpretations/metaphors which emerge in session.
Continuing Education

Our continuing education programs are held throughout the year and boast numerous themes pertaining to the application of equine assisted therapy. This learning is geared towards clinicians and other practitioners engaged in equine assisted therapy and other equine assisted activities. These include the application of equine assisted therapy with target populations (addictions, autism, children with ADD/ADHD, etc). Training topics also include termination and completion in equine assisted therapy, case formulation in equine assisted therapy, and evaluating your equine assisted therapy interventions.

Workshops are hosted throughout the year for individuals wishing to participate in equine-assisted activities. Each of these workshops features a unique theme; assertiveness, boundaries, leadership, communication styles, self-efficacy, etc. Check in with us on Facebook for upcoming dates and registration information. Group sizes are always limited to ensure an intimate connection. Corporate opportunities are also available, and can be customized to your group’s needs.
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