Inspiring Personal and Professional Development

Are you ready to take your Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) training to the next level? The HERD Institute® is excited to offer EFP Advanced Training* for our HERD EFP Foundation Graduates. This training expands on and deepens the philosophical, theoretical, and experiential process of incorporating equines into working with clients. Just like the Foundation level, this certification program is offered as a hybrid model combining online study, live webinars, and an in-person practicum.

*The HERD Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6845. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The HERD Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. The Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Advanced Certification offers 14 hours of CE for the in person practicum and 3 clock hours of CE per Live Webinar, for a total of 26 hours of CE for the entire certification.

The HERD Institute® Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) Advanced Certification is open to all HERD Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) Foundation graduates in good standing.

You can apply for the program by scrolling down and filling out the application form!

To apply, simply complete our online application form and sign our Commitment of Belonging. Once you submit your application and have completed all the necessary application steps, your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Team. You will receive a decision within 5 business days.

Our EFP Advanced training consists of 2 online courses, 4 live webinars, and 1 in-person practicum. All must be completed for certification, as well as additional requirements. For more information, please see the EFP Advanced Brochure. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@herdinstitute.com!

The HERD Institute® EFP Advanced Certification Program deepens the knowledge, skills, and ethical guidelines required for clinical practice within an equine-facilitated setting. Completion of the program does not equate to state licensure for mental health practice.

Topics covered:

  1. Relational Ethics
  2. Working with Specific Client Populations
  3. Case Studies
  4. Program Design
  5. Creativity in Sessions
  6. Self as Instrument

Let us know if you are eligible for myCAA! We are working to include this option in our offerings, so contact us at info@herdinstitute.com if this applies to you.

Apply today to advance your journey as an EFP Practitioner!

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EFP Advanced Tuition*

  • $240/month over 12 months
  • $3,000

*Tuition is in US Dollars and includes all learning materials for each module, supervision costs plus refreshments each day during the in-person practicum. It does NOT include travel, accommodation, and lunch each day.

**All payment options include a non-refundable $500 deposit. For the payment plans, the $500 non-refundable deposit is due up front prior to the beginning of all monthly payments. The $500 non-refundable deposit is built into the full tuition upfront cost.