The Post-Master’s certificate in Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) blends a comprehensive theoretical frame with hands-on experience in equine-assisted work under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners.

This 15 graduate credit, one year low-residency program comprises of four courses, each anchored by a residential intensive workshop. The program also includes a field experience, where acquired knowledge and skills are synthesized and applied by working under supervision in the field. The Post-Master’s Certificate is designed for students who hold a Master’s degree in field of mental health practice (such as counseling, social work, clinical psychology or adventure-based therapy), and who wish to include horses in their practice.

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Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MAEA51034 Best Practices in Equine Assisted Mental Health 3
MAEA51033 Group Process and Facilitation for Equine-Assisted Mental Health 3
MAEQ51020 Professional Field Experience in Equine-Assisted Learning 3

Career Outcomes

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist

Learning Outcomes

  • Professional competence in counseling skills and practice
  • The ability to integrate global and local issues with professional counseling practice
  • An awareness of the need to cultivate respect for cultural differences and similarities and be able to apply this cultural sensitivity to the counseling profession
  • Identification and development of a personal theoretical knowledge base that promotes an intentional counseling practice
  • The skills to assess, develop, and apply interventions and techniques based on the culture, uniqueness, and needs of each client
  • An awareness and understanding of how to resolve ethical and legal issues in the counseling profession

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