PTSD in the Military: Adressing it the Equine Way
This workshop addresses the different approach it takes to treat PTSD in active duty and veteran servicemembers. In addition to providing guidelines when working with Armed Forces representatives, focusing on the specific cultural and population characteristics, this workshop will also offer participants the opportunity to gain insights in three different treatment situations: typical treatment approaches for inpatient, outpatient and veteran clients. Some classroom presentation, however all activities are hands-on and carried out with horses in the arena.
Learning Objectives and Goals
Address typical challenges when approaching the Armed Forces
Addresses the different approach it takes to treat PTSD in active duty and veteran servicemembers
Provide guidelines when working with Armed Forces representatives, focusing on the specific cultural and population characteristics
Gain understanding of how implementing equine assisted work is most effective for this population group
Gain understanding of how to structure sessions to fit the military frame of mind: typical treatment approaches for
We work in a covered riding arena or an outdoor pasture. Feedback rounds and discussion groups are held in a heated, comfortable room. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for spending time outside. No open shoes please! It is not necessary to have any experience base with horses, and knowledge about them or riding are not to your advantage or disadvantage.
This workshop has been approved to provide Continued Education Units for EAGALA.