This is an overview of programs that create a therapeutic environment for clients who have experienced some kind of grief or loss. Specifically, this presentation will focus on a six-week pilot program called Healing with Horses and programs for Gold Star families. These are not equine facilitated psychotherapy programs and can be done without a mental health professional, making this program ideal for centers that do not have access to those resources.
Jenna Turcotte is the Program Director at Windrush Farm in North Andover, MA. She is a PATH Intl. registered level therapeutic riding instructor and an ESMHL. She holds a B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from Gordon College, and enjoys developing new programs and curriculum.