The EQUUSOMA™ Basics Training Intensive does not require students to complete personal sessions or consultations prior to attending, though experiencing sessions of Somatic Experiencing® and/or equine-assisted therapy or learning ahead of time is certainly encouraged.
Higher level Training Intensives will require the completion of personal sessions in order to experience the work directly as part of the educational process.
To enhance your integration of the learning in your work with clients, a number of individuals have been pre‑approved to provide consultation support during and post-training as well. Consulting 1:1 with a professional with expertise in Somatic Experiencing® and equine-assisted practice about your cases, to discuss concepts, and explore practical application of skills can be a helpful way to deepen your understanding of the material and grow as a facilitator.
Ongoing consultation is encouraged to support your professional development, and consultation hours will be required as part of the educational process when attending higher level Training Intensives.
Double Duty Hours
EQUUSOMA™ pre-requisite hours that are completed with SETI-approved session providers at your current level of SE™ training will also count towards your required hours for the Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner certificate (if you are attending as an SE™ professional, provided the provider is approved for your current level).
Pre-requisite hours in either SE™, equine-assisted psychotherapy/learning, or a combination, that are completed for EQUUSOMA™ training may also count towards the certification requirements of other EAPL programs.
If you are interested in applying to be an approved provider of personal sessions and consultations to support students in the EQUUSOMA™ training, please review the pre-requisites here. Does someone you know meet the criteria but is not on the list? Please have them send their résumé or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a list of EQUUSOMA™-approved personal session / workshop providers and consultation providers for the purposes of completing required hours after the Basics Intensive has been completed. Please refresh this page for updates to see new providers as they are added to the list.