Speaker Bio & Presentations

Rebecca Bailey

Special Speaker

Rebecca Bailey

Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Clinical Director for Transitioning Families and Licensed Clinical
Psychologist, is an expert in complex case scenarios, including therapeutic reunification and or reintegration for families. In addition, Dr. Bailey is also the co-founder and director of Polyvagal Equine Institute and is dedicated to supporting and furthering the polyvagal principles of safety through interacting, connecting, and learning from horse/human bonds. She is an educational speaker and facilitator for in-person and virtual workshops. She is considered a nationally recognized expert in non-familial and familial abductions. Dr. Bailey is also a regular consultant
referral for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has been a guest and commentator on Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan, Erin Burnett, Kyra Phillips, 20/20, Diane Sawyer, Dr. Oz and World News Tonight. In 2013, she co-authored the book Safe Kids, Smart Parents (Simon Schuster).

Presentations & Workshops

Unbridled Resilience: Harnessing the Healing Power of Horses Through Stories of Transformative Healing

This engaging presentation will delve into the transformative power of horses in promoting emotional and psychological growth in humans. We will explore the therapeutic applications of equine-assisted interventions, including the innovative use of video, and how they can be effectively integrated into mental health treatment. Throughout the session, we will discuss practical strategies for mental health professionals to incorporate equine-assisted activities and video-based techniques into their practices, ultimately enhancing client outcomes. By the end of the presentation, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the innate ability of horses to facilitate healing, explore the potential benefits of incorporating video into treatment, and acquire valuable tools to implement equine-assisted interventions in their work.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the natural ability of horses to facillitate emotional and psychological growth in humans.
  • Explore the therapeutic applications of equine assisted interventions for various populations.
  • Learn practical strategies for incorporating equine assisted activities into mental health.
  • Gain insights into the ethical considerations and best practices for implementing equine-assisted activities and interventions, ensuring the welfare and safety of both clients and horses.

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