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|Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a rapidly growing , dynamic|
|approach to doing therapy where horses are incorporated in mental health |
treatment to help people with a variety of behavioral and psychological
challenges. EAP is a powerful and highly effective approach that has an
incredible impact on clients.
|Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a component of traditional office|
|therapy. A therapy dog may be part of the treatment team to help facilitate positive |
changes for clients. AAT has been shown to work effectively in building trust,
reducing anxiety, and helping people express feelings. Research is now
corroborating that AAT can promote physical, emotional, cognitive, and social
improvement for adults and children with special needs.
|Susan Byrne, MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive|
|background and training in the EAP and AAT modalities. She currently practices |
in Grass Valley, CA and Auburn, CA. She is certified by EAGALA (Equine Assisted
Growth and Learning Association) as an advanced level practitioner and has
worked in the field of EAP and AAT for several years. She initiated an Animal
Assisted Therapy program for a major mental health agency in Placer County
and introduced her program to schools and other practitioners in the area.