Equine-assisted psychotherapy in clinical practice.

  • Angela Masini
  • Published 2010 in
    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health…


Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an approach in which horses are an integral part of the therapeutic process. This article provides an overview of EAP, including a brief historical perspective, key definitions, and review of pertinent literature. Benefits of the approach are presented, from the standpoint of field observations, client self-reports, and formal research articles. Rather than offer a comprehensive literature review, this article is intended to help non-EAP practitioners become more familiar with the approach.

DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20100831-08

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@article{Masini2010EquineassistedPI, title={Equine-assisted psychotherapy in clinical practice.}, author={Angela Masini}, journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services}, year={2010}, volume={48 10}, pages={30-4} }