We Are Again Up & Trotting!: Horse-Powered Development & Studying Program


After a protracted break in the course of the COVID-19 quarantine, SPS’s Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Providers are excited to announce that now we have reopened.  In line with Federal and NJ State tips, we’re in a position to resume our program and open our “gates” to shoppers who’re on this very particular expertise of remedy and studying.  

Horse-Powered Development and Studying™️ is not about using horses or horsemanship. In truth, it would not contain using in any respect.  Slightly, it is about interacting with horses—and harnessing their unimaginable energy to heal and educate.

Summit Psychological Providers (SPS) is the one group psychotherapy apply in New Jersey to supply this distinctive, cutting-edge program, based mostly on the fashions pioneered by the Equine Assisted Development and Studying Affiliation (EAGALA).

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Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)—Being within the presence of a horse could be surprisingly therapeutic. Horses instinctively understand, and react to, our deepest emotions and fears; they mirror our unconscious in surprising methods. Throughout EAP, shoppers observe their interactions with horses and grow to be conscious of their hidden points. As shoppers change, they see their horse “companions” change, too. Individuals intimidated by horses can overcome their fears and develop confidence. These with emotional wounds can construct a trusting, secure relationship—maybe for the primary time. Kids and teenagers turned off by the remedy workplace can profit from a beautiful various. EAP might help deal with trauma, abuse, melancholy, anxiousness, anger, and addictions, amongst different issues. It will possibly assist shoppers develop confidence, vanity, and assertiveness.

Equine-assisted studying (EAL)—As a single horse mirrors a person, so a number of horses mirror a gaggle, giving real-time, goal suggestions on interpersonal dynamics. For instance, if a gaggle of individuals are disorganized, their horse “companions” might be, too. Throughout EAL, workers, group members, and different teams carry out duties involving horses. Via the method, they be taught group constructing, cooperation, communication, social abilities, purpose setting, and management. They discover ways to enhance relationships and learn how to faucet particular person strengths to attain widespread targets.

SPS provides these distinctive Horse Powered Development and Studying applications. All are held on the stunning Coated Cottage Farm in Bedminster, New Jersey:

  • Particular person classes

  • Couple classes

  • Household classes

  • Group classes—EAP classes personalized to deal with any concern (for instance, vanity, habit, or parenting)

  • Hoof Print for Success—EAL classes for organizations and corporations, personalized to show any talent (for instance, group constructing or management)

If you want to be taught extra about our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy please learn “What If Your Therapist Is A Horse! Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Studying” by SPS Director, Alison Johnson, PsyD.  You may also go to the EAGALA web site to be taught extra concerning the origins, fundamentals, and thrilling developments utilizing horses to assist people.

Psychologists Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, MAC, CGP, DABPS, and Alison W. Johnson, Psy.D, had a imaginative and prescient.

They imagined a middle the place New Jersey’s most expert psychotherapists—from all disciplines of utilized psychology—might work beneath one roof. They noticed a heat, welcoming, supportive house for people, {couples}, households, and teams of all ages. They pictured a communal setting that fostered counselor-to-counselor session and collaboration, and a spectrum of artistic, revolutionary companies.​

Most necessary, they envisioned a spot the place folks couldn’t solely heal their psychological wounds—but in addition discover ways to obtain their targets and reside happier, extra fulfilling lives.

Reworking dream into actuality, Drs. Kahn and Johnson established Summit Psychological Providers, P.A. in 1992. SPS has since grown to grow to be one of many largest, most complete personal psychotherapy practices in New Jersey. Our Summit and Montclair places of work have served hundreds of individuals from northern and central New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Warren, and close by counties); New York Metropolis; and Japanese Pennsylvania.

As an SPS consumer, you profit from one of the best of all worlds: the consolation, privateness, and security of a trusted therapist’s workplace; a big selection of companies; and the depth and breadth of experience provided by our multi-specialty group.

Summit Psychological Providers provides two places: in Summit at 482 Springfield Avenue and in Montclair, at 94 Valley Highway. To achieve us, contact Info@SummitPsychologicalServices.com or name 908-273-5558.

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