• Social justice is, and should be, a guiding principle for mental health professionals. Therapists are taught to recognize the role power they hold as healthcare providers and to realize systems of privilege and oppression affecting health and wellbeing. Doing and promoting anti-racism work in this professional community is a key responsibility, especially for white therapists. Black Lives Matter. The Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Program at The Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver, commits to recognizing white privilege in healthcare and in our world as a whole, and realizing the interconnected systems of power and privilege that exist when including non-human animals, such as horses, in the therapeutic environment. 

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