Equine Therapy

Program Snapshot:

A Typical Patient:
COPAC patient


The Typical Program Length:
One (1) week

The Program Includes:
Equine Therapy used to address addiction treatment goals.

Referral to:
COPAC recommendations

Research has indicated that chemically dependent patients with a dual diagnosis of a psychiatric condition have Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an innovative, experiential approach to psychotherapy that draws upon the time-tested expertise of both a licensed therapist and a horse professional.


The program uses horses to develop essential life skills, to develop and enhance a sense of trust, to model and cultivate a willingness in the client to take risks, to reduce stress, anger, and anxiety, as well as to investigate life issues and overcome fear. The program components in COPAC’s Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program are the completion of an initial phase (Phase I), the selection of and bonding with a horse, and working closely with therapist and horse professional through to completion of the program.

Program Goals

  • Enhance sense of trust
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Reduce level of stress, anger and anxiety
  • Overcome fear
  • Identify life issues

Program Components

  • Complete Phase I
  • Selection of Equine
  • Bond with your horse
  • Complete program

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