The Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Therapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial

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Authors: Bradley T. Klontz1; Alex Bivens2; Deb Leinart3 and Ted Klontz4
Source: Society & Animals, Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 257 – 267 Publication Year : 2007
DOI: 10.1163/156853007X217195
ISSN: 1063-1119 E-ISSN: 1568-5306
Document Type: Research Article


This article describes an equine-assisted experiential therapy approach and presents treatment outcomes in 31 participants in an equine-assisted, experiential therapy program. Participants completed psychological measures prior to treatment, immediately following treatment, and 6 months after treatment. Reported reductions in psychological distress and enhancements in psychological well being were significant immediately following treatment and were stable at 6-month follow-up. The article discusses the clinical implications and limitations of the present study and directions for further research.
Affiliations: 1: Coastal Clinics, Inc., P.O. Box 529, Kapaa, HI 96746; 2: Pacific Psychology Partners, Inc., P.O. Box 1080, Kalaheo, HI 9674; 3: Onsite Workshops, Inc., 904 Harpeth Valley Place, Nashville, TN 37221; 4: Onsite Workshops, Inc., P.O. Box, 1030 Old Highway 48 N, Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051

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