PSY200-02 Course Information

Title:Hoof to Heart

Winston Churchill once remarked that, "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a person." Nowhere is this more evident than with equine assisted therapy modalities. As highly sensitive social animals who possess a profound awareness of nonverbal communication, horses mirror human thoughts and feelings and provide immediate feedback to people who interact or attempt to interact with them. This dynamic creates a rich opportunity to use the horse's sensitivity as an avenue toward emotional growth and development for children and adults. This course introduces participants to the healing power of the horse in grief counseling and will provide hands on experiences for personal skill discovery, effective evaluation techniques and activity ideas associated with the value and benefits of equine assisted grief counseling. The class will meet both on campus as well as the Mane Support facility located within minutes of the College. May not be used toward courses required in the Psychology major. Fee: $20 due prior to January term. No prior equine experience is necessary.