NEW IN SOUTH AFRICA: STUDENT TRAINING IN EQUINE ASSITED PHSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY
From 1 February tp 30 November MOOIKRANS EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTRE is proud to offer a one-year course in Equine Assisted Psychological Therapy
In South Africa there has been a growing interest in this field and there are therapists who have achieved great success applying the principles of Equine Assisted Psychological Therapy in therapeutic riding sessions where the value of the horse in the learning process appreciated.
There is a need for scientific training in this field, both theoretically and practically, and while this fascinating therapy is a rapidly developing industry in many overseas countres there is very little reserch or data or even literature available in South Africa on the subject.
MOOIKRANS has been fortunate in concluding a co-operative agreement with the well-known and respected Leif Hallberg of America, an acknowledged leader in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Equine Assisted Learning.
For the past 20 years Leif Hallberg has been developing and implementing these courses in conjunction with universities in America as well as other countries such as Canada, Australia and England. She conducts practical workshops, organizes training sessions and is the author of articles and expert literature on this subject. Her books “Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship.” and “The Clinical Practice of Equine – Assisted Therapy” are best sellers.
From 1 February 2019 MOOIKRANS, under the auspice of Leif, are offering a year-long course in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning
This course consists of online lectures, projects, group discussions using ZOOM, where Leif will be avaiable to answer student questions, and through practical testing of the student. Drawing on my many years of involvement in and experience with this type of therapy I will present and evaluate our students with Leif as moderator.
During May 2019 Leif will visit Mooikrans to present short, intensive practical training for students to ensure that MOOIKRANS conforms to the established standards.
In addition to this course students also complete an internationally accredited course, EQUINE BEHAVIOUR*, online, which is offered by the Australia Correspondence School
Mooikrans offers internationally recognised and accredited courses to enable our students to seek employment overseas. The two courses offered in Equine science are mutually complementary. A sound knowledge of the habits and nature of the horse is necessary in order to effectively apply this therapy.
From 1 February 2019 Mooikrans, under the auspices of Leif, will offer the year-long course in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. The course consists of online lectures, projects, group discussions (via ZOOM, where Leif will be avaiable to answer stundents questions) and practical testing of the student. I will conduct most of the presentations and evaluations and Leif will moderate. She will visit Mooikrans in May 2019 to present short, intensive, practical training for students.
Althought Equus therapy is a fast developing industry internationally, at present there is no suitable training in this field offered in South Africa, a situation which Mooikrans aims to remedy with the implementation of this course on 2019.
We are aware that nationally there are many riding schools and trainers that appreciate the therapeutic value of riding, which they apply to the great benefit to their pupils and the riding community. We need these people, and many more, in South Africa were trauma and it’s far-reaching consequence is commonplace and we at MOOIKRANS strive to facilitate and empower them with access to practical training and a proven knowledge base.