Discover the Wisdom of Horses in
Equine Assisted Therapy

Are you interested in how equine assisted therapy supports change?

Introducing The Equine Psychotherapy Institute's newest online program
Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy

Professional Development Training for Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Teachers, as well as Horse Lovers!  

Perhaps, you’re a professional who is interested in equine assisted therapy but you’re not sure if you want to take your learning further – you can dip your toes into the theory and benefits of equine assisted therapy!

Or,  maybe you just love horses and you’re wondering if you might want to become a practitioner working in a powerful and innovative way with people and horses. 

This short course will give you an understanding of the innovative clinical practice of Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) that emerged out of the broader field of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in the 1990’s.  

Here's what you will learn in this course:

Gain understanding of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy  as both an emerging and powerful clinical practice for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Gain an understanding of Equine Assisted Learning – an innovative modality supporting social-emotional leaning, personal development, and, professional development (i.e. team building and leadership).

Develop an understanding of why and how horses are included in clinical practice and experiential learning, including what happens in a session!

Understand how the EPI Model of EAP and EAL supports learning through doing, re-wiring neural pathways, and supports change through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology.

Explore the Ethical Considerations of Equine Assisted Practice for the emotionally and physical wellbeing and safety of all involved (including horses).

Find out how to become an equine assisted practitioner.

Here's what you'll get:

Downloadable Guide Book
Beautiful Short Videos
Plus Audios of each video
An enjoyable learning experience!

Here's what some of our students have to say about learning with
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

 “My overall experience with The Equine Psychotherapy Institute and the EPI Model, is a striving for excellence and professionalism, accountability, and both personal and professional growth for anyone participating in the training offered.”

Vicky MacKensie

“I have gained and learnt so much from all the training offered. It was rich and incredibly complex in theory and content, yet profoundly simple and freeing in application. Integrating this approach personally and professionally has provided me with freedom…trust…active curiosity…and creative intelligence to flow. It has been an absolute privilege and joy to begin this exciting journey (in equine psychotherapy and learning).”

Cindy Biggs

Why Train with the The Equine Psychotherapy Institute?

We are celebrating our 10th year of training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.

We are an established training organisation and have been successfully training hundreds of practitioners since 2011.  

We have a unique approach to EAP.  Our EPI Model is a psychotherapy model, that is fundamentally founded on ethical practice with both clients and horses.

Our faculty is highly qualified and experienced in EAP, and live and breathe this work. 

Meet Meg Kirby, Founder of the Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Meg Kirby (BA, MASW, DIP. GESTALT THERAPY) is a Psychotherapist and Mental Health Social Worker of 25 years. Meg is passionate about personal development and wellbeing.

She is the founder The Equine Psychotherapy Institute and AWARE Therapy™, author, and leadership coach. A lover of animals, the natural world, and deep change.

Meg is an international leader on equine assisted psychotherapy and the pioneer of integrating kangaroos into Animal Assisted Psychotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is designed as Professional Development Training that will give you an understanding of the clinical practice of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Therapy and Learning.  

It is for you if you're a psychologist, psychotherapist, counsellor, social woker, teacher, or other professional who is interested in equine assisted therapy.

It is also for people who loves horses and helping people and are curious about equine assisted therapy

If you are considering further studies in equine assisted therapy, this course is a great taster and introduction!

This course is delivered via our online learning platform. You can watch the training on a PC or mobile device.

The course is broken down into small consumable videos and information. If you were to sit down and do the whole course in one hit, it would take lesss than 2 hours.

Horses are Powerful Teachers

Horses are incredible teachers and can guide us towards greater awareness, embodiment and authentic relationship. If we listen to horses, we have an opportunity to re-learn what we already know in our hearts, bodies, minds and beings.

"Horses see the real you. Being seen is incredibly healing."
Meg Kirby