The Academy at Sisters provides Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) as an integral part of our program for all students. Individual and Group sessions are incorporated into the program weekly as an adjunct to traditional therapy. Family sessions are offered during family visitation and parent workshops.
Using horses as a supplement to traditional therapy is a relatively new concept that gained recognition in the mid-1990’s, and has been an incredible addition to our program. EAP assists students in acknowledging problems in their life and educates and empowers them so they may learn to create their own solutions. Youth develop confidence, healthy social skills, assertiveness with setting boundaries, and much more, which translates to all areas of their lives.