Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning by Veronica Lac, PhD


Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Lac, member of the University Professors Press’s editorial board, on the publication, on the publication of her new book, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning: The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach (Academic Press, 2017).

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning: The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approachoffers a hands-on approach to integrating equine-assisted therapy and learning into mental health treatment. Based on the HERD Institute model, the book showcases a series of case studies that cover working with patients with trauma, attachment disorders and depression.

Additional case studies show varied approaches to working with families, couples and culturally-diverse populations. Ethical and safety considerations are covered, emphasizing the importance of both human and equine welfare in the equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning model.

  • Identifies the benefits of equine-facilitated therapy and therapeutic riding
  • Features case studies of equine-facilitated psychotherapy in different settings
  • Discusses use of therapy for depression, trauma, attachment disorders and more
  • Includes use with couples, families, individuals and culturally diverse populations

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