Evaluation of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Veterans who Identify as `Wounded, Injured or Ill' and their Partners

About the Course:

PTSD is a particularly prominent mental health condition experienced by military members and veterans. In addition to other barriers to evidence-based treatment, veterans are particularly affected by stigmatization of mental health disorders and with their treatment. Consequently, there has been growing interest in the utility of `adjunct’ therapy interventions to help counteract the stigma associated with mental health treatment. One such approach is equine-assisted treatment. This article presents a study concerning the potential benefits of veterans and their partners.

Publication Date:

PLoS ONE, 13(9) 2018

Course Material Author

Madeline Romaniuk, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with veterans or any population where stigma is a significant barrier to treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss equine-assisted interventions and their utility for medical and mental health treatment.

  2. Describe the equine-assisted therapy program utilized by the study.

  3. Describe the salient results and limitations of the present study.

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Course Number 102345
1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $6.97
4.2 out of 5
6 members have taken this course