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Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

The HERD Institute® offers an inclusive environment, embraces an attitude of abundance, and honors the potential of all its members. We aim for Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning (EFPL) to be recognized as an empirically based treatment and educational modality. The HERD Institute® provides exceptional training to the next generation of EFPL Practitioners, and inspires professional and personal transformations. The HERD Institute® supports its members to develop the integrity of their personal philosophy, expand their knowledge and skills, and broaden their horizons through continuous learning and practice.

Our Vision

To create a global community of students and practitioners for Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning, committed to furthering the work of the predecessors in our field.

Our Values

Our core values are centered on a passion for learning, compassion for our fellow beings, and the commitment to professional and personal development.