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

The Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Therapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial Th e Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Th erapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial Bradley T. Klontz a Alex Bivens b Deb Leinart c Ted Klontz d a) President, Coastal Clinics, Inc., P.O. Box 529, Kapaa, HI 96746 btklontz@aol.com b) Vice-President, Pacific Psychology Partners, Inc., P.O. Box 1080, Kalaheo, HI 9674 aibivens@yahoo.com c) Licensed Professional Counselor, Onsite Workshops, Inc., 904 Harpeth Valley Place, Nashville, TN 37221 deblemart@hotmail.com d) President, Onsite Workshops, Inc., P.O. Box, 1030 Old Highway 48 N, Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051 tedklontz@yahoo.com Sent 18 December 2006, Accepted 7 April 2007 Abstract Th is 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. Th e article discusses the clinical implications and limitations of the present study and directions for further research. Keywords experiential therapy, equine-assisted therapy (EAT), animal-assisted therapy, treatment effective- ness, treatment outcomes, equine-assisted experiential therapy (EAET) Introduction Documentation of the use of animals in mental health treatment http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Society & Animals Brill

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

Society & Animals, Volume 15 (3): 257 – Jan 1, 2007

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Brill
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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1063-1119
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1568-5306
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10.1163/156853007X217195
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Th e Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Th erapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial Bradley T. Klontz a Alex Bivens b Deb Leinart c Ted Klontz d a) President, Coastal Clinics, Inc., P.O. Box 529, Kapaa, HI 96746 btklontz@aol.com b) Vice-President, Pacific Psychology Partners, Inc., P.O. Box 1080, Kalaheo, HI 9674 aibivens@yahoo.com c) Licensed Professional Counselor, Onsite Workshops, Inc., 904 Harpeth Valley Place, Nashville, TN 37221 deblemart@hotmail.com d) President, Onsite Workshops, Inc., P.O. Box, 1030 Old Highway 48 N, Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051 tedklontz@yahoo.com Sent 18 December 2006, Accepted 7 April 2007 Abstract Th is 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. Th e article discusses the clinical implications and limitations of the present study and directions for further research. Keywords experiential therapy, equine-assisted therapy (EAT), animal-assisted therapy, treatment effective- ness, treatment outcomes, equine-assisted experiential therapy (EAET) Introduction Documentation of the use of animals in mental health treatment

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Society & AnimalsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY; EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY; EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY (EAT); TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS; TREATMENT OUTCOMES; EQUINE-ASSISTED EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY (EAET)

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