Equine Assisted Traumatherapy with a Psychodynamic Perspective (pEATT) - Who is this training for?

Are you curious to learn how to work with clients who have experienced traumatic events - while having horses on your team?

Are you a licensed mental health professional /traumatherapist or other mental health professional, teacher, social worker or coach interested in working with equines in traumatherapy or in trauma focused care?

Are you an equine professional curious to work differently with horses and help promote change in your clients?

This training offers you a rich learning and potential personal growth while taking you through a structured, well researched equine assisted model.

Welcome to Module 1: Part 1.

Whether you are working with horses or people, no matter what your theoretical background is, this training will give you the necessary theoretical fundamental knowledge to understand the dynamics and individual steps when working with equines in a therapeutic/supportive setting. In a step by step process, you will be taken through the fundamental theories, best practices, basic skill set and equine welfare. This course is a self-study course. (9:45 hours)

Cost: 475,- Euros (taxes and fees apply)

You can enroll any time: the course will begin as soon as you are signed up.

pEATT Modules are part of a curriculum where courses build on each other: completing Part 1 is required before attending Part 2 and any other pEATT Module. 

pEATT Curriculum Module 1

pEATT Module 1 Part 1 is part of a certification curriculum in psychodynamic Equine Assisted Traumatherapy, consisting of 4 Modules. 

Module 1 is offered online:

pEATT 1, Part 1: The Fundamentals of Equine Assisted Therapy

pEATT 1 Part 2: The Essentials of Equine Assisted Traumatherapy and it Practical Application

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Part you complete. If you attend and both Parts, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate of Completion is necessary for you to attend any other Modules in pEATT.


The Quadrant Approach: A team consisting of equal members: Horses - clients -Mental Health Professional - Equine Behavioral Specialist.

A core value of pEATT.

Horses are never tools!!!

Ensuring equine welfare in all human-horse interactions is a fundamental ethical standpoint in pEATT.

Course Curriculum

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  SECTION 2: pEATT - an Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic Model
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  SECTION 3: The Principles of pEATT - Adding Horses
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  SECTION 4: "A Horse is a Horse, of Course!?"
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  SECTION 5: Skills and Tools
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  I. SECTION 8: Pre-Set Perceptions
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  SECTION 9: Safety
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Attention Returnees!

If you have attended previously called "Part I" and/or "Part II" pEATT trainings, you will get a discount for any and/or all parts of this Module 1.

Please contact me at [email protected] for your discount coupon.

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Ilka Parent, Clin. Psychotherapist

(Depth Psychology), Psychotraumatherapy (DeGPT)

For the past 30 years, my clinical focus has been on specializing in traumatherapy, particularly combat related aspects or early childhood complex PTS(d).

In the equine assisted field, I have a worldwide network, organize regular international symposia on equine welfare in equine assisted practices, and publish both textbooks and articles on the topic of traumatherapy with horses on the team.

Are you interested in sharing and

getting a 10% discount?

I am sure each one of you has a book - or has read a book - that you find essential in your work: about horses - about equine assisted services - about teamwork - about psychology?

I would like to create a library where people can post summaries and recommendations of "your favorite book", so that others can get an impression - and potentially buy the book themselves, but know beforehand if it is any good or not.

What do you get out of it?

How about a 10% discount on any product in the Minds-n-Motion Academy of your choice: a book - a course - a product.

Do you want to participate? Let me know!