EFETA (Ireland) would like to thank everyone who attended our fantastic 2015 conference. To thank our speakers who traveled nationally and internationally to the conference and to thank everyone behind the scenes for making our 2015 gathering such a success. Most importantly, to thank all of our 4 legged participants both Horses and Donkeys to keep us all politically correct.
We will be in touch to everyone with an update from the evaluation of our event, as well as a circular to everyone that joined up as a member.
Our members page will be active online for anyone new that wishes to join asap! So please bear with us. Everyone who works with EFETA and its mission is on a voluntary capacity so we move as it flows. Most importantly keep updated on our facebook page and please contact us with anything you wish to talk about!
Thank you all again!
Equine Facilitated Education and Therapy Association (Ireland)
3rd Annual Conference 25th & 26th September 2015
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Ballyman Road, Bray, Co Wicklow
We are delighted to announce our upcoming conference on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September ’15 – aptly entitled “EFETA – Moving Forward”.
As you will see from our schedule with highly regarded and well known line up of international presenters, practitioners and researchers – not to speak of the horses who will be part of the demonstrations and interactive work on both afternoons, the 2 days promises to be informative, current and highly relevant to all those involved or interested in learning about equine facilitated programmes.
Virginie McCarthy, Clinical Psychologist, Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I - The Neurophysiology of Attachment Theory and its Application to Equine Facilitated Work. Professor Ann O’Shallie, Wilson College, USA & Former President of the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) - Overview of 4 Year Degree Programme in Therapeutic Riding. Dr. Martine Hausberger, Director of Research University of Rennes, France - An Ethological and Research Perspective on Equine Welfare. Sun Tui, CEO, Faculty International Foundation Equine Facilitated Learning (IFEAL)- Third Level Education for Equine Facilitated Learning Facilitators. Tina Symington, Principal of the Donkey Sanctuary, Belfast, N. Ireland- Integration of Rescued Donkeys into the Therapeutic Riding Team. Clare Misson, Founder of Equine Assisted Practitioners Network (EAPN), U.K.- Developing an Effective Equine Facilitators Networking Forum. Professor Ann O’Shallie, Wilson College, USA & Former President of the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) -An International Perspective of the World of Equine Facilitated Programmes. Sun Tui, CEO, Faculty International Foundation Equine Facilitated Learning (IFEAL)- Research of Equine Facilitated Programmes. Roisin Brennan, Msc Social Science - Research of Therapeutic Riding Dr. Martine Hausberger, Director of Research University of Rennes, France - Relationship Between Equines and Humans: A Research Perspective Clodagh Carey, BHS II & Manager of Festina Lente Equestrian Center - Comparative Study Between Bitless and Bitted Bridles with the Therapeutic Riding Horse. Funding opportunities in the Community and Voluntary Sector.
1 Hour Afternoon Practical Sessions at Festina Lente Equestrian Center, Old Connaught Ave, Bray, Co Wicklow Physiotherapy for Equines : Demonstration Demonstration of Therapeutic Riding with Donkeys Equine Assisted Learning: The Art of Facilitation Biomechanics of the Equine and Therapeutic Riding Demonstration of Therapeutic Riding: Games We Play for Fun, Education and Learning