An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy by Meggin Kirby

EPI Founder, Meggin Kirby, has written a textbook titled “An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: principles, theory and practice of the equine psychotherapy institute model.”

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a professional, innovative, and experiential approach to counselling, psychotherapy, and mental health that supports clients of all ages with horses as assistants and co-facilitators in the process.

This book provides a detailed exploration of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and the EPI model. This book is required reading in our practitioner training.

Here's what others have to say about the book

“Meg Kirby’s book has made a significant contribution to the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), in articulating a Model of EAP that has foundation in psychological theory, therapeutic technique, accountable professional integrity, and utmost respect for our animal counterparts. A much needed contribution for the field, globally.”

Melissa Johnstone

“Meg Kirby’s insight and ability to integrate psychotherapy theory

and practice close ‘the gap’ (the fields’ current deficit or ‘gap’ in rigorous theoretical underpinnings), and provides a comprehensive relational psychotherapy model for working with horses to support clients. In line with best practice therapy,

this book offers an introduction to an ethical equine assisted psychotherapy model, and is an ‘appetiser’ for curious mental health practitioners, students and the global community interested in professional animal assisted practice.”

Naomi Rossthorn
Counsellor and Researcher

“The Equine Assisted Therapy movement we’re all so passionate about will benefit from Meg Kirby’s strong theoretical approach that is firmly grounded in psychotherapy practice, and has a uniquely Australian modelling and voice.”

Dr Anna Cohen
Clinical Psychologist & Author

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