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.