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One Day Introduction to Equine Therapy Workshop

Training Organisation: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Location: National,NSW,QLD,SA,VIC,WA

Course Overview: This workshop is open to mental health clinicians, professionals considering training, and the general public wanting a comprehensive introduction to this innovative, growing field of practice. This is an in-person workshop where participants learn through experiencing a taste of EAP and EAL and are introduced to the field of equine assisted practice. Workshops are held regularly in Queensland, Victoria, NSW, SA and WA.

Course Level: Short Course

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Study Method: In-class

Foundation Training in Equine Assisted Learning

Training Organisation: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Location: National,NSW,QLD,VIC,WA

Course Overview: EAL is a unique approach to experiential learning, where clients are offered safe experiences with horses for the purpose of learning social-emotional skills, personal development, and professional development skills (e.g. leadership and team building). If you love horses and helping people, then becoming an EAL practitioner might be the next step in your career. This course is offered at our campuses in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and WA.

Course Level: Accreditation

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Study Method: In-class

Foundation Training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Training Organisation: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Location: NSW,QLD,VIC,WA

Course Overview: EAP is an innovative approach to clinical practice and psychotherapy where clients are invited into safe relational experiences with horses to address therapeutic goals. If you are a psychologist, counsellor, mental health worker, or social worker who love horses, then becoming an EAP practitioner might be the next step in your career. Our campus locations are in Victoria, NSW, WA and Queensland.

Course Level: Accreditation

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Study Method: In-class

Online Foundation Training in Equine Assisted Learning

Training Organisation: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Location: National,ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA,International

Course Overview: This unique training is available for both Australian and English-speaking International students. This program incorporates our successful Foundation 15-day intensive EAP/ EAL Training Program and offers an engaging and accessible online format over 30 weeks, perfect for those fitting their study in around work, family and other commitments. Our online EAP/EAL Foundation Training is delivered live every week on Zoom.

Course Level: Accreditation

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Study Method: Online

Online Foundation Training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Training Organisation: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Location: National,ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA,International

Course Overview: This unique training is available for both Australian and English-speaking International students. This program incorporates our successful Foundation 15-day intensive EAP/ EAL Training Program and offers an engaging and accessible online format over 30 - 40 weeks, perfect for those fitting their study in around work, family and other commitments. Our online EAP/EAL Foundation Training is delivered live every week on Zoom.

Course Level: Accreditation

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Study Method: Online

Graduate Diploma in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Training Organisation: The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Location: NSW,QLD,VIC,WA

Course Overview: PACFA Accredited - Specialist Accredited Training – AQF Level 8 This is a post graduate level equivalent training (AQF Level 8) and is designed specifically for professionals interested in incorporating horses into their psychotherapy, counselling, psychology, social work and/or mental health practice. The EPI model is different to other EAP models as it is a trauma-informed psychotherapy model, with its own theory and practice methodology. Beginning 2021

Course Level: Masters

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Study Method: In-class

Animal Assisted Services Introductory Workshop

Training Organisation: Therapy Dogs Australia

Location: National

Course Overview: This introductory workshop is designed to give people interested in Animal Assisted Services and overview of what is involved in this industry. There is a focus on professional and ethical delivery of these services, animal welfare and directions and discussion on choosing an animal, suitability of work role and volunteering information. There is plenty of time for questions, and people often choose to attend this course first before making the decision to invest in ongoing training.

Course Level: Short Course

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Study Method: Online

Community Therapy Dog & Handler Team Training

Training Organisation: Therapy Dogs Australia

Location: National

Course Overview: This Community Therapy Dog & Handler training course is designed to equip you and your dog with the skills required to work together in an animal-assisted activities (visiting) setting. This is the course that is suitable for people who are may not be qualified to work in health/disability but have a passion to share the love of their canine. This course is also suitable for non-bachelor trained health & education professionals who do not qualify for our Clinical course.

Course Level: Short Course

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Study Method: Blended

Clinical Therapy Dog & Handler Team Training

Training Organisation: Therapy Dogs Australia

Location: National,QLD

Course Overview: This Therapy Dog & Handler training course is designed to equip you and your dog with the skills required to work together in an animal-assisted therapy setting. It is our primary goal that your dog and your participant/s are both safe and enjoy their experiences together. Therefore, this course covers a wide range of topics from canine skills, manners and body language, animal assisted services logistical considerations and specific animal assisted therapy activities training.

Course Level: Short Course

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Study Method: Blended

Equine Assisted Counselling Course

Training Organisation: Equine Assisted Therapy Australia

Location: National

Course Overview: Successful graduates receive a Nationally recognised Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 plus a statement of attainment for the 4 equine handling units. The course is completed in 19 months, with attendance required at 12 x 5 day F2F workshops, weekly self-directed study approx. 25 hrs p/w. Next intake is April 2021.

Course Level: Diploma

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Study Method: Blended

Equine assisted mental health course

Training Organisation: Equine Assisted Therapy Australia Pty Ltd

Location: QLD

Course Overview: The Equine Assisted Mental Health Course consists of the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling, Includes 13 core units & 4 electives plus 4 equine handling units & 5 equine assisted mental health units. Students who successfully complete qualification receive Nationally recognised Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 plus statement of attendance for the 4 equine handling units. Course is completed in 19 months, attendance required at 12 x 5 day F2F workshops, weekly self-directed study approx. 25 hrs p/w

Course Level: Diploma

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Study Method: Blended