GPA’s Equine Program Expands on Campus

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GPA’s Equine Program Expands on Campus

Students participating in Garfield Park Academy's Equine Therapy ProgramThanks to generous private donations, GPA’s Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program has moved onto the School’s Willingboro campus.

Last spring, an 8,000 square foot paddock was erected on a grassy field behind the school, allowing the therapy horses to come directly to the campus.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional, both of whom are certified in EAP.

Students do not ride or groom the horses, rather, EAP relies on developing working relationships with the horses, a process that builds skills in non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem solving, personal responsibility, confidence, and positive attitude.

By | 2011-10-14T08:24:07+00:00 October 14th, 2011|News|Comments Off on GPA’s Equine Program Expands on Campus

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