Equine-facilitated psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents: the influence on self-image, self-control and trust.

  title={Equine-facilitated psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents: the influence on self-image, self-control and trust.},
  author={Keren Bachi and Joseph Terkel and Meir Teichman},
  journal={Clinical child psychology and psychiatry},
  volume={17 2},
This article describes the theoretical-conceptual frame of equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) for adolescents at-risk, the unique components of this intervention, and its implementation in an evaluation study. The study was conducted at a residential treatment facility for adolescents at-risk. We examined the outcomes of EFP on self-image, self-control, trust and general life satisfaction. Fourteen resident adolescents comprised the treatment group, and were compared with a matched group of… CONTINUE READING
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