Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This presentation will review findings from a phenomenological study conducted by graduate MOT students to explore the lived experiences of veterans with PTSD participating in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Veterans found that this nontraditional treatment provided safety, healing, and meaning to their lives, along with establishing new routines and skills, without the stigma associated with mainstream treatment. Study limitations and future research recommendations will be discussed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elise Bloch

Additional Authors and Speakers: Zoey Kramer

Contributing Authors: Ashni Franklin, Gianina Padua

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