Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning: The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach,

by Veronica Lac, PhD

Published under Elsevier/Academic Press. The book forms the core text for our EFPL Certification programs, and offers a unique contribution to the field.


Other publications by The HERD Institute Faculty:

Related Resources

The HERD Institute values and respects the work of the following people and organizations, in the fields of EFPL, Existential/Humanistic Psychology, and Gestalt therapy:

  1. Elisabeth Crabtree at A Stable Connection 
  2. Chris Goodall at Zenqeustrian
  3. Barbara Rector at Adventures in Awareness
  4. Ilka Parent at Minds-n-Motion
  5. Shannon Knapps at Horse Sense of the Carolinas
  6. PATH International
  7. The Compassionate Equestrian
  8. APA Division 32 (Society of Humanistic Psychology)
  9. Louis Hoffman (Existential-Humanistic Psychology)
  10. Brené Brown at The Daring Way

Our Students and Graduates

The HERD Institute is proud of the diverse programs and organizations that our students and graduates have created. The following websites provide more information on what The HERD Institute training supports:

  1. Sue Coombes at Rainbow Horses
  2. Jude Jennison
  3. Danielle Mills at Pony Partnerships
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