Event Details

 

2014 PATH Intl. Region 03 Conference

Apr 11, 2014 11:00am - Apr 13, 2014 01:00pm
Event Type: Conference

Description

PATH Intl.

Region 3 Conference
April 11-13, 2014

Roanoke, WV

Hosted by:

On Eagles’ Wings

 

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

 

Stonewall Resort

940 Resort Drive

Roanoke, West Virginia 26447

Phone: (304) 269-7400

Stonewall Resort recently received AAA’s Four Diamond Award

Room Rate: $99 Single

NOTE: Groups and individuals are not permitted to bring personal alcoholic beverages on resort property.  All alcohol must be served by associates of the resort.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION:

 

Early registration has been extended through March 17. Online registration will remain available through March 27, 2014.  After March 27, 2014, registration will need to be completed onsite.

 

For questions please contact:

Carol Petitto:
(304) 288-9748

opekiska@mac.com 

PATH Intl. Region 3 Representative

On Eagles’ Wings Executive Director

 

Erica Janes:
(304) 282-1171

wvgodiva@yahoo.com 

PATH Intl. Region 3 Conference Chair

On Eagles’ Wings Registered Instructor

 

Alexa Talkington:

(304)203-7292

alexatalkington@gmail.com

Conference Liaison

On Eagles’ Wings

 

 

Registration Fees:

Registration fees cover six meals, conference materials, Standards Course, Region 3 Meeting, Wi-Fi and access to all resort activities such as the outdoor/indoor pool, fitness facility, sauna, kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, bicycles and basic fishing gear. Golf and appointments at the spa are available at additional charges.

 

Early Registration through March 17, 2014:       

 

member  $195.00

student member $185.00

non-member $265.00

Registration through March 18-27, 2014:

 

member $255.00

student member $245.00

non-member $325.00

On-Site Registration:

 

Member $275.00

student member $265.00

non-member $345.00

CPR/First Aid Recertification:

$50

 

 

Refund Policy:
Please note that the refund policy has been extended.
Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received at the PATH Intl. office by March 17, 2014. A 50-percent refund is given if a written request is received at the PATH Intl. office by March 18-27, 2014. Individuals who do not submit a written request to PATH Intl. prior to March 27, 2014, will not receive a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather unless the conference is canceled.

 

 

 

AGENDA:

Friday, April 11

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.                     Registration Open and Silent Auction Drop Off

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.                     PATH Intl. Standards Course

                                                Attendees must pre-register with PATH Intl. and bring a copy of the 2013

                                                PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                       CPR/First Aid Recertification

                                                Fee: $50

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.             Session A

o   A1, Hooves for Heroes

This program will cover the challenges faced by Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship as it developed its program for veterans. It has taken its program from serving just a handful of veterans to becoming one of the largest programs of its kind in Texas. The presenter will also share outcome data on the efficacy of Equest’s veteran’s program and the emerging role of equine-facilitated psychotherapy to the services it offers.

Susannah Denney is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and ESMHL. She came to Equest as Veteran’s Coordinator in 2012 after spending many years in the entertainment industry as part of the creative teams of such companies as MGM/Mirage Corporation, The Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, Walt Disney Company and Cirque du Soleil.

o   A2, Inside Autism

This will be a powerful presentation by a daughter/mother team who experience autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on a very personal level. They will be explaining the neurology of ASD and the latest research findings on the disorder in a very understandable manner. They will also provide strategies and techniques that will enable the attendees, whether instructors, parents or care-givers, to reach “Inside Autism.”

Elizabeth Hill grew up with horses and discovered how the bond she formed with them helped her through the challenges of living with Asperger’s syndrome. She is the voice of those on the autism spectrum who cannot speak for themselves. At 26, she has spent years as a volunteer at On Eagles’ Wings under the mentorship of Carol Petitto.

Suellen Hill, PT, has used her degree from West Virginia University for more than 40 years as a practing physical therapist. Her interest in neurology was piqued when her fourth child, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with  mental retardation at age six. She has worked as an assistant professor of physical therapy at Pierpont Community and Technical College for 17 years and was awarded the title of Faculty Emerita upon retirement.

o   A3, RIDES: Rider Instruction, Development and Evaluation System

The RIDES process is used to teach mounted and unmounted skills by helping the rider set measurable goals from the basics to cantering. The system addresses the need within the riding industry for a simple and easy to follow process that offers clearly defined rider skills that are progressive in nature.

Alice Duva has been a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor for eight years. She is also a PATH Intl. Certified ESMHL, Mentor and serves on the Mentor Workgroup. Lisa McKinless has been a PATH Intl. Certifed Registered Instructor for more than 12 years. She is also a PATH Intl. Lead Site Visitor, PATH Intl. Mentor and serves on the Mentor Workgroup. Lindsey Wood is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, an OSWC faculty member, PATH Intl. Lead Site Visitor, Mentor and serves on the PATH Intl. Accreditation committee.

6:30 to 10 p.m.                        Dinner, State Meetings, Icebreakers and Fireside

·        7 to 8 p.m. State Meetings

·        8 to 9 p.m. Icebreakers and Fireside Discussions

 

 

Saturday, April 12

7 to 8:15 a.m.                          Breakfast

8 a.m. to noon                         Registration Open

8:30 to 9:45 a.m.                     Session B

o   B1, Horse Wellness Panel

This panel discussion will feature a natural balance hoof trimmer, an animal massage therapist and an equine dentist.They will discuss caring for your horse from a holistic approach. Please bring your questions!
Krystin Dennis, Horse Floss, is a Balance Equine Dentist and Reiki Master who uses hand instruments only to provide the most efficient, noninvasive dental treatment for her clients' horses. Inez Donmoyer, Unicorn Dreams Wholistic Touch, specializes in equine, canine and small animal massage and is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner. She seeks to look at the whole in order to facilitate healing and is a firm believer in showing and teaching humans how they too can help partner with the animals in their care. Healing is a team effort and begins from the inside out; one must look at the whole of the being, not just the part. Suzanne Warsinsky, Appalachian Hoof Care, is a farrier specializing in natural hoof care and rehabilitation. When possible she cares for barefoot hooves. When needed she employs composite shoes and materials.

o   B2, Neurologistics: How the Brain Does What It Does

This interactive workshop will provide the therapeutic riding community with the signs and symptoms relating to multiple schlerosis, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorter, CVA (stroke,) TBI (traumatic brain injury,) Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Special emphasis will be on Wolff’s Law (modified) and the Kelly Clarkson Principle.

Suellen Hill, PT, has used her degree from West Virginia University for more than 40 years as a practing physical therapist. Her interest in neurology was piqued when her fourth child, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with mental retardation at age six. She has worked as an assistant professor of physical therapy at Pierpont Community and Technical College for 17 years and was awarded the title of Faculty Emerita upon retirement.

o   B3, Figure Fundraising: How to Create and Run Your First $100,000+ Fundraiser

Raising a big chunk of money for a special project can be a daunting experience. This interactive session will give you the confidence and knowledge you will need to create and run your first big fundraising campaign, from how to plan and the tools you will need to how to find the best people to ask for a gift.

Sandy Rees, CFRE, is the creator of the GetFullyFunded system, which helps nonprofits raise money. She is a coach and consultant and provides her clients with the how to of fundraising as well as help with personal/professional development. She is the author of Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams. She writes the blog: getfullyfunded.com.

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.             Silent Auction Open

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.                   Break

10:15 to 11:30 a.m.                 Session C

o   C1, Human Wellness Panel: Part 1

This panel discussion will feature a massage therapist, whole health coach and mental health professional who will focus on the importance of individuals making their own health a priority so that they can better meet the needs of others. Bring your questions.
Mary Ann Fisher is a licensed massage therapist specializing in cranio sacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, myofascial therapy and sports massage for people, horses and dogs. She currently volunteers, providing these services, at The Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc in Barnesville, MD. Nicolle Flood-Sawczyszyn is a Holistic Health Coach and a former professional golfer. She graduated from UNC Wilmington with a BS degree in physical education. She has a Whole Foods Plant-Based certification from ECornell, a Level I Raw Food Chef certification and a degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Visit her website: Wholeinonehc.com. Tamara Miller, Med, LPC, is licensed in the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Tamara has practiced as a mental health counselor for ten years, serving children, adolescents, adults and families.Her practice uses an integrative approach to mental health counseling, focusing on the body, mind and spirit connection in mental wellness. Tamara currently is in private practice in Morgantown WV at Resilient Kids, LLC. Tamara specialized in trauma recovery and is a trained equine assisted counselor.  

o   C2, Learning to Ground Drive Without Being an Expert

Learn the basics of driving and what you and your horse need to know to get started. The selection of horses, qualifications for the handlers and how to analyze horse confirmation and movement will all be covered.

Heidi Weber is the program director and PATH Intl. Certifed Registered Instructor at Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding Center in Barnesville, MD. Her childhood love of riding (whether horses or cows!) led to more than 20 years of involvement with therapeutic riding. She discovered that driving horses instead of leading them provides the best service to her clients, so she came up with a simple method of learning how to drive a horse. She also works as a physical therapist assistant. Kay Pine is the equine coordinator and volunteer at Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding Center in Barnesville, MD. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in zoology. After marriage and a move to Boston, she spent 20 years training and competing in sheep-herding trials. She also worked on her riding, which has helped her in her nine years of volunteer work at Circle of Hope.

o   C3, Interactive Vaulting for Large Groups

This session will cover the 12-week interactive vaulting program at South Carolina’s Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) with a public school group of 11 children with special needs. The presenters will cover what they learned, including volunteer training and management specific to vaulting, unmounted activities, student evaluation, barrel activities and games around the vaulting circle.

Anja Cain received a riding certification by German Equestrian Federation in 1990 and lungeing certification in 2009. She has been a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor since 2006. She started an able-bodied vaulting program at CATR in 2005, with many competitions following. She started teaching interactive vaulting group lessons at CATR in 2008.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.         Lunch

1 to 2:15 p.m.                          Session D

o   D1, Horse Wellness Panel: Part 2

This panel discussion will feature a natural balance hoof trimmer, an animal massage therapist and an equine dentist. They will discuss caring for your horse from a holistic approach. Please bring your questions!

o   D2, Business 101

As successful and noteworthy as therapeutic horsemanship has become, we still see numerous centers fail due to lack of proper business practices. Whether the problem is poor stewardship over their resources or a lack of basic business principles, centers can avoid entering the downward spiral with the information presented in this session.

Nancy A Paschall is as PATH Intl. Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and executive director at Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich TRC, a PATH Intl. PAC in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former grant manager for the National Park Service who has brought in more than $1 million in grants. Carol Young has been the executive director for Healing Strides of VA for nearly five years. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, studying for her advanced certification. She is a certified life coach and a public speaker for many different industries. Her vast experience with horses and training includes breeding and showing in a variety of disciplines. The presentors encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time to: Carol@healingstridesofva.org.

o   D3, Therapeutic Riding and the Sensory System

This presentation will explore therapeutic riding’s contributions to

sensory processing issues. Case studies and therapeutic application will be added to the discussion of sensory processing, integration and regulation.

Amy Burt, MOT, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in sensory integration, autism and vision deficits. She practices in the school system, early intervention and outpatient pediatric clinics. She is an assistant professor at West Virginia Univ. for the Division of Occupational Therapy. Amy is certified in the Therapeuatic Listening Program, Interactive Metronome and Handwriting Without Tears.

Christina Overcash, MOT, OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for five years, practicing in pediatric and rehabilitation settings. She established Family First Occupational Therapy Services, LLC in 2009, to provide early intervention services to children birth to three, throughout six counties in West Virginia. In 2012, she began volunteering with On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship. In 2013, she started providing hippotherapy through occupational therapy services at On Eagles’ Wings.

2:15 to 2:30 p.m.                     Break

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.                     Session E

o   E1, Human Wellness Panel: Part 3

This panel discussion will feature a massage therapist, whole health coach and mental health professional who will focus on the importance of individuals making their own health a priority so that they can better meet the needs of others. Bring your questions.

Mary Ann Fisher is a licensed massage therapist specializing in cranio sacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, myofascial therapy and sports massage for people, horses and dogs. She currently volunteers, providing these services, at The Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc in Barnesville, MD. Nicolle Flood-Sawczyszyn is a Holistic Health Coach and a former professional golfer. She graduated from UNC Wilmingont with a BS degree in physical education. She has a Whole Foods Plant-Based certification from ECornell, a Level I Raw Food Chef certification and a degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Visit her website: Wholeinonehc.com. Tamara Miller, Med, LPC, is licensed in the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Tamara has practiced as a mental health counselor for ten years, serving children, adolescents, adults and families.Her practice uses an integrative approach to mental health counseling, focusing on the body, mind and spirit connection in mental wellness. Tamara currently is in private practice in Morgantown WV at Resilient Kids, LLC. Tamara specialized in trauma recovery and is a trained equine assisted counselor.

o   E2, Working in Unison: Creating an Environment to Support Both Adaptive Riding and Hippotherapy

This presentation is designed to guide you in developing a positive working relationship between the therapist and the riding instructor. Topics will include: How to find an appropriate therapist for your program; how to tailor your program to suit the needs of the therapist; and how to maximize communication and collaboration between the therapist and the riding instructor.

Elizabeth Carlson is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and Mentor and an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist. She founded Freedom Horse Farm, LLC, which offers the services of adaptive riding, hippotherapy, equine-assisted learning, equine-assisted psychotherapy and aquatics. She has authored the children’s book, I Am Sam-A Therapeutic Riding Horse. Sara Gruenwald Goodstone earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2003 from Columbia University. She specialized in neurologic cases while working at the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation treating adolescents and adults with traumatic brain injuries, strokes and MS. She has combined her education with her love of horses by becoming involved in hippotherapy in 2008 when she founded Goodstone Therapy, Inc., to provide equine-assisted physical therapy to children and adults with neuromotor dysfunction.

o   E3, Health Considerations for the Horse: Including War Stories of Being an Equine Vet

Bring along your questions and concerns about your center’s equine health issues.

Dr. Jim Henderson attended LSU’s school of veterinary medicine, graduating in 1981. He started Tri-County Veterinary Services, a mobile large animal practice in the north-central WV area, with a focus on equine and large farm animal medicine and surgery. He has been president of the West Virginia Medical Association as well as Veterinarian of the Year for the state of West Virginia.

3:45 to 7:30 p.m.                     Recreation Time – enjoy various activies the resort has to offer.

Lamberts Winery is also an option. If you are interested please select this option during registration to assist us with making plans. You will be able to sign up for time slots onsite at the conference. For more information on the winery visit http://www.lambertsvintagewine.com/

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.                     Dinner

8:30 to 11 p.m.                        United States of Autism Film and Fireside Chat With Live Music

 

 

Sunday, April 13

7 to 8:30 a.m.              Breakfast

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.         Region 3 Meeting

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.       Checkout and Silent Auction Pickup

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.     Session F       

o   F1, Hooves for Heroes
This program will cover the challenges faced by Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship as it developed its program for veterans. It has taken its program from serving just a handful of veterans to becoming one of the largest programs of its kind in Texas. The presenter will also share outcome data on the efficacy of Equest’s veteran’s program and the emerging role of equine-facilitated psychotherapy to the services it offers.

Susannah Denney is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and ESMHL. She came to Equest as Veteran’s Coordinator in 2012 after spending many years in the entertainment industry as part of the creative teams of such companies as MGM/Mirage Corporation, The Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, Walt Disney Company and Cirque du Soleil.

o   F2, Secrets of Success in the Small Shop

Sandy will show small nonprofits how to maximize their talents and resources to focus on donor-based fundraising so that they can get the most return for their efforts. Learn what to focus on and what to let go.

Sandy Rees, CFRE, is the creator of the GetFullyFunded system, which helps nonprofits raise money. She is a coach and consultant and provides her clients with the how to of fundraising as well as help with personal/professional development. She is the author of Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams. She writes the blog: getfullyfunded.com.

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch

 

 

Thanks for coming. Have a safe drive home!

Early registration ends on Mar 17, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Mar 18, 2014 and ends on Mar 27, 2014.
Late registration starts on Mar 28, 2014.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).