• 11-1-2019 Applications Open for EAMH 2020-2021 (Cohorts 6-1 and 6-2)

    Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Cohorts of the EAMH program (Cohorts 6-1 and 6-2 with a fall 2020 start).

  • 10-15-2019 Scholarship Established for DU MSW Students

    Colorado Voters for Animals established the Diane Coker Memorial Scholarship in the memory of Diane Coker, a long-time supporter of the organization and a lover of horses. Colorado Voters for Animals is a non-partisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to advance animal welfare through public education, supporting animal-friendly legislators, and working at the local, state and federal level to pass laws that protect animals.

    The Diane Coker Memorial Scholarship is specific to MSW students in the Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver who are pursuing the Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate. Applicants are required to submit two essays on the topics of advocacy and human-horse interactions. The scholarship is awarded to one student per year and is directly applied toward the EAMH program fee.

    For more information, please contact Nina Ekholm Fry at nina.ekholm-fry@du.edu 

  • 3-18-2019 Second EAMH Cohort Added to 2019-2020 with October 2019 Start Date

    The 2019-2020 Cohorts are full (Cohort 5-1 and 5-2), currently accepting waiting list applications.

  • Clinical Skills Intensive Workshop June 2019

    The Clinical Skills Intensive Workshop is an independently organized workshop by Rand Gurley (Healing Partners, Sandpoint Psychotherapy Associates) and Nina Ekholm Fry. This workshop is for mental health professionals and those new to incorporating horses in treatment. Content includes hands-on experiences and clinical case conceptualization in equine-assisted therapy. This year's workshop takes place June 19-22, 2019 in Priest River, Idaho (one hour from Spokane, WA).

  • 11-1-2018 Application Open for Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Program - Cohort 5!

    The Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Program now welcomes applicants for Cohort 5 with a September 2019 program start date.

  • Webinar: Equine-Assisted Mental Health: Interacting with Horses in Psychotherapy Services

    Presented by: Nina Ekholm Fry, Director of Equine Programs - Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Coordinator of Equine Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate & Adjunct Professor - Graduate School of Social Work & Graduate School of Professional Psychology

    There are a number of professionals who incorporate horses in the services they provide. In this one-hour webinar, Nina Ekholm Fry describes how psychotherapy and counseling practitioners can work with horses to help clients reach treatment goals. She clarifies what equine-assisted therapy is and is not, and discusses future directions of the inclusion of horses in psychotherapy in areas of ethics, treatment effectiveness, and professional competencies.

    Get the recording here. General Public $10, Free to DU Current Students Faculty and Staff

  • Nature-based Equine Assisted Photography Therapy Retreat, August 2018

    The Nature-Based Equine Assisted Photography Therapy retreat is an independently organized two-day event open to anyone interested in equine-assisted work, art and conversation. This retreat is offered annually in different U.S. locations. The 2018 retreat is held in Hollis, Maine, August 27-28.

  • Clinical Skills Intensive Workshop June 2018

    The Clinical Skills Intensive Workshop is an independently organized workshop by Rand Gurley (Healing Partners, Sandpoint Psychotherapy Associates) and Nina Ekholm Fry. This workshop is for new mental health professionals and those new to including horses in treatment and includes hands-on experience and clinical case conceptualization in equine-assisted therapy. This year's workshop takes place June 13-16, 2018 in Priest River, Idaho (one hour from Spokane, WA).

  • 10-20-2017 Application Open for Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Program - Cohort 4!

    The Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Program now welcomes applicants for Cohort 4 with a September 2018 program start date.

  • Clinical Skills Intensive Workshop July 2017

    The Clinical Skills Intensive Workshop is an independently organized workshop by Rand Gurley (Healing Partners, Sandpoint Psychotherapy Associates) and Nina Ekholm Fry. This workshop is for new mental health professionals and those new to including horses in treatment and includes hands-on experience and clinical case conceptualization in equine-assisted therapy. This year's workshop takes place July 12-15, 2017 in Priest River, Idaho (one hour from Spokane, WA).

  • Nature-based Equine Assisted Photography Therapy Retreat, August 2017

    The Nature-Based Equine Assisted Photography Therapy retreat is an independently organized two-day event open to anyone interested in equine-assisted work, art and conversation. This retreat is offered annually in different U.S. locations. The 2017 retreat is held in Black Forest, Colorado, August 5-6.

  • Spring 2016 EAMH Program Coordinator Nina Ekholm Fry on Equine Welfare in Natural Horse Magazine

    Nina Ekholm Fry discusses equine welfare and the new Equine Initiative at Yavapai Humane Society in the next issue of Natural Horse Magazine.

  • Fall 2015 EAMH Program Coordinator Nina Ekholm Fry on Equine-Assisted Learning Programs in Camp Environments in Strides Magazine

    Strides Magazine publishes an article by Nina Ekholm Fry about integrating an equine-assisted learning program into a summer camp setting.

  • 10-6-2015 Press Release

    The Equine-Assissted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Program welcomes its first cohort!

This portfolio last updated: 16-Oct-2019 4:46 PM