Dr. Beverly Walsh – Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP): A Neuro-Biological Foundation for Stable Relationships

Event Date/Time

DateFriday, September, 29 2017
Time12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Event Location

AddressUnited Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP): A Neuro-Biological Foundation for Stable Relationships

Registration, Lunch, and Networking 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(2 hrs. professional development credit)

The United Way
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

After this lecture, participants will be able to:

1.     Understand the neurobiology of trauma and how our adaptive responses to trauma often result in disorders affecting self-regulation and relationships.

2.     Learn how the Natural Lifemanship model of TF-EAP begins to reorganize the brain and restore healthy functioning of the stress response system.

3.     Understand the different types of regulation (e.g., bottom-up, top-down) and learn how the physiology and psychology of movement help clients learn functional ways to emotionally regulate.

4.     Understand the Fundamental NL Principles (including the Principle of Pressure, Principle of Choice, Principle of Body Energy and Principle of Self-Regulation, among others), and how these are introduced and used in therapy sessions, and how they are applied in human relationships outside the therapy setting (e.g., in the home, at school).


Beverly Dolenz Walsh, PhD.

Dr Beverly Walsh is a Licensed Psychologist and is trained and certified to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).  Her training and certification for EAP is through both the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and Natural Lifemanship (NL).

Dr Walsh earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1995 and has been licensed to practice in the State of Texas since 1996.  In 2009 she attended her first Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) training and has been partnering with horses ever since to help people “experience a stable relationship”.  In 2011, she was introduced to Natural Lifemanship, with Tim and Bettina Jobe.  Recognizing the value and impact of the Natural Lifemanship model for all therapy settings and relationships, Dr. Walsh gained her certification in Natural Lifemanship in 2017, as well as was invited to be a national trainer for Natural Lifemanship TF-EAP.  The Natural Lifemanship relationship and Trauma-Focused model for EAP is the foundation for how Beverly promotes healthy and healing experiences for her clients.

Dr Walsh is in private practice and currently partners with the herd at Red Dun Ranch in Houston, TX.  She provides individual, family, and group EAP, as well as EAL workshops and retreats.