Trauma EAP Training

If you work in the equine-assisted/facilitated therapy field you understand that when clients are highly triggered, fearful, overwhelmed, and “not there” it can be a lot to handle in the arena. You may even begin to feel the same.


And, if you are out in the arena, you don’t want to be that therapist or equine-specialist who is suddenly in the uncomfortable position of trying to get a client “back” and you can’t.


Oh yes, and you are also keeping an eye on what’s happening with the horses. That’s a lot!


Would you know what to do?

You should.


“When Horses Hear the Unspeakable:

A Guide To Trauma Informed Equine Therapy”


When Horses Hear the Unspeakable: A Guide To Equine-Assisted Therapy is an 9 hour web based course designed for equine specialists and equine assisted/facilitated therapists who are looking to expand their knowledge of how to work more confidently with trauma survivors both in and out of the arena.

Now, maybe you don’t think this kind of course applies to you.

You may be thinking “I don’t work with trauma.”

Regardless of whether you are doing equine-assisted or facilitated, what model you use, or if you are doing individual or group coaching or therapy work, the bottom line is it’s not just about PTSD. Trauma is often developmental and impacts most everything your clients bring to you. Yes, everything. 

But, you probably do work with trauma or just think its something else entirely. Or, you may find yourself and your client feeling “stuck” and not knowing what to do in the moment. More than likely, you are actually hitting up against dissociation.

Even if you have tons of experience doing equine-assisted work, it is still necessary to be able to see, understand, and know what to do when trauma shows up in the arena. If you don’t, you may be working outside of your scope of practice and not even know it. And, by the time you figure it out, it may be too late. What you don’t know can hurt you, and your client. In fact, with complex trauma, if you continue to “push against” the traumatic material too soon, the client’s dissociative process can actually increase, as will the clients distress. It’s called post-traumatic decline. It can happen both in and out of the arena, very easily!

Okay, so here is who you are taking the course from and why this course is different. 

This program is created by me,  Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, CPsychol. I am the founder of EquiLateral the Equine-Assisted EMDR protocol, an EMDR therapist and consultant, equine-assisted therapist, author, international speaker, and have been working with trauma for over 13 years. My speciality is working with complex trauma and dissociation.

What’s important is that I have created this program because I have found it to be necessary that equine-professionals and equine-therapists feel more comfortable in working with trauma survivors, regardless of what approach to equine-assisted/facilitated therapy that we utilize. It has came about because in the courses and consultations on complex trauma and dissociation that I provide, folks have been searching for this kind of support.


Webinar One: The Biology of Trauma

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 12:00 – 3:00 PM Arizona Time


Webinar Two:  An Introduction To The Theory  & Practical Application of Working With Dissociation

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 12:00 – 3:00 PM Arizona Time


Webinar Three: Trauma Focused Ethics and Best Practices For Equine Professionals

Friday, August 24th, 2018 3:00-5:00 PM Arizona Time

** Please note that in addition to the articles that I will provide you to read, attendees are to also purchase the following as supplemental text:

Van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Viking.


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Cancellation & Refund Policy

You will be asked to attest that you have read this refund policy in its entirety as part of your registration.

* All cancellations must be and will only be accepted in writing by email to or a letter postmarked in accordance with the times indicated below. Cancellations will not be accepted via phone or voicemail.

* Cancellations received 14 days or more prior to the start date of the program will provide the training fee less a $50 administrative fee. No exceptions will be granted to this policy. Once the training program has commenced, no refunds will be given for withdrawal from or partial completion of the program.

* Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the start of the program, training fees will not be refunded. No exceptions will be granted to this policy.

* There are no partial refunds, make up sessions, or exceptions to the above policy.

3 Hours of CE’s through CE-Classes.Com are pending for this course.


Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval is the provider of (CEs). Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a key code, and completing an evaluation form.” is approved by

  • is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), provider #1142, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2017-1/5/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2019
  • California BBS: is approved to provide continuing education by the following professional organizations: ASWB and APA. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by these nationally recognized certifying bodies to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider Number OS-12-174-1116 Expires 11-2018
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2019.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider – 1622 expires 2/28/2019.
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2019
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2018 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2018
  • New York Social Work Board NYSED Provider #120
  • This course is NOT APPROVED for NBCC