The Equine Psychotherapy Institute

World Class Education

Passionate about Horses and Helping People?

Become an Equine Assisted Therapist.

Change the Way you Live, Work and make a Difference in the World.


Our foundation equine assisted training consists of 200 hours of specialised professional development training, including 126 contact hours and 74 accrued learning hours. You can study with us online or in person at EPI Headquarters in Mt Prospect, VIC.

Our sister branch, Animal Assisted Psychotherapy International, offers foundation training in animal assisted practice consisting of 200 hours of specialised professional development training.

You are in excellent hands. Our training is pioneering and world-class. Our faculty of education experts includes a multidisciplinary team of clinical social work, psychology, counselling, psychotherapy and somatic trauma-specialists. All of our faculty live with their own horses and animal friends, and learn with horse wisdom, animal wisdom and nature wisdom, as a way of life.

Step into your dream practice – combining your love of horses, animals and nature, your desire to help people grow, heal and change.

Join our national and international student cohort.


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Training calendar

Equine Assisted Training

Online Animal Assisted Training

Online Equine Assisted Training

Specialist Training


Welcome to the Equine Psychotherapy Institute

Welcome to the Equine Psychotherapy Institute

What is equine therapy?

What is Equine Therapy?