Event Details

 

2014 PATH Intl. Region 9 and 10 Conference

May 30, 2014 08:30am - Jun 01, 2014 01:15pm
Event Type: Conference
Category: Regional Conference

Description

 

 

 

 

PATH Intl.

 

 

Regions 9 and 10

Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2014

 

Park City, UT

 

Hosted by
National Ability Center

 

Regions 9 and 10 are excited to work together and offer a combined region conference. Our hosts at the National Ability Center welcome you to beautiful Park City, UT. We encourage you to come and join your region friends, mentors and colleagues for a weekend of fun, networking and continuing education.

 

We are asking that all attendees/centers please bring an item to contribute to the silent auction. If you have questions about donating to the silent auction please contact Karol Santistevan at director@reach4star.org, or at (307) 267-7416.

 

 

 

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS:

Conference/Barn Tracks:

 

 

National Ability Center

1000 Ability Way

Park City, UT 84060

(435) 200-0984

Limited lodging available. Call Shalese at

(435) 649-3991, ext. 627 and refer to PATH Intl. Conference for rate of $55/night.

 

Additional Lodging Options:

 

 

Yarrow Hotel
1800 Park Avenue

Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 649-7000

Reservations must be made by April 30, 2014. Refer to PATH Intl. Conference for a rate of $89/night.

All Seasons Resort Lodging

For reservations call (888) 754-3279, press option 1, and reference group #10I7TG or PATH Intl.
Make your reservations by April 30, 2014 to secure the following rates.

Carriage House rooms: $69-$105/night

Shadow Ridge rooms: $119-$190/night

 


REGISTRATION:

 

Online registration will be available through May 9, 2014.  After May 9, 2014, registration will need to be completed onsite.

 

Registration Fees:

Registration through April17:

 

 

$125 members

$150 non-members

Registration April 18 - May 9:

 

 

$150 members

$175 non-members

Registration Onsite:

 

Full Conference -

$175 members

$200 non-members

Challenge Course:

$20

 

 

Refund Policy:
Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received at the PATH Intl. office by April 17, 2014. A 50-percent refund is given if a written request is received at the PATH Intl. office April 18 - May 9, 2014. Individuals who do not submit a written request to PATH Intl. prior to May 9, 2014, will not receive a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather unless the conference is canceled.

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

Friday May 30

(All events at the National Ability Center)

7 to 8:30 a.m.                          Breakfast (available for lodge guests)

8:30 to 9 a.m.                         Registration Open

8 a.m. to 3 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.
Pat McCowan and Lindsey Wood, Faculty

2 to 6 p.m.                               Registration / Check-in (front desk of admin. building)

3 to 5 p.m.                               Challenge Course

Get outside and challenge yourself on the National Ability Center ropes course! Please dress in closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes for climbing.

Available for up to 30 registrants. There is a fee of $20 per person.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.                     Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.          Tour National Ability Center

 

Saturday, May 31

(All events at the National Ability Center)

7 to 8:30 a.m.                          Breakfast (available for lodge guests)

7:30 to 8:15 a.m.                     Hike (meet at NAC lodge)

8 to 9 a.m.                               Registration Open (front desk of admin. building)

8:30 to 10 a.m.                        Session A

o   A1, Telling Your Story to Produce Quantifiable Results
Fundraising and marketing today are multi-channel mandated activities that mystify most nonprofits and particularly our centers. Treating each channel separately, adding haphazardly, lacking plan and structure leave most centers frustrated and behind in both branding and fundraising efforts.
Arlene Alen is vice-mayor of the town of Dewey-Humboldt and a 2013 fellow at the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership Center. She is vice president/director of marketing and development for Horses with H.E.A.R.T., Inc., in Chino Valley, AZ, and serves on the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees. She is a founding principal in The Strategic Resource Group, dedicated to assisting nonprofits in achieving successful sustainability.

o   A2, From Wild to Mild: Using Untouched Mustangs in EFP With Veterans
Mustangs and EFP create striking dynamics for both the straightforward process as well as the metaphorical therapy process. It seems almost everyone wants to touch the horse. In order to touch the mustang who has not been around humans for long, a great deal of patience and perseverance is required but is one attribute that is often not present at all in veterans and can disappear with the onset of PTSD. The fresh mustang provides the here-and-now for veterans to learn to modulate their energy level, offering the instructed an opportunity to teach deep breathing and grounding in a setting with an immediate purpose.
Laurie Sullivan-Sakaeda lived in Wisconsin, California and Montana before moving to Utah to earn her PhD degree in psychology. In 2007 she started working with veterans with PTSD through A Helping Hoof. She has worked with veterans from all eras with PTSD and depression. In 2012 the first fresh mustang joined the program for the veterans to gentle and put up for adoption, providing a brilliant mirror for the veterans.

o   A3, Increasing Social Competence of Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Effects of a Peer-Facilitated, Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Program.
This study was designed to examine the effects of a 10-week peer-facilitated, equine-assisted growth and learning program on the social competence of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program included primarily ground work with horses. Data collected included pre/post program social responsiveness scores, observed social and behavioral indicators, and pre/post program parent interviews. Results indicate that all three of the youth improved their social awareness and social cognition, while two of the youth also improved their social motivation and reduced their repetitive behaviors.
Phyllis Erdman is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington and associate dean in the College of Education at Washington State University. Sue Jacobson is director of the People-Pet-Partnership program at Washington State University and is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Darcy Miller is a professor of special education and department chair at Washington State University.

10 to 10:15 a.m.                      Break

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.                 Session B

o   B1, Finding Balance in Motion: The Effect of Posture on the Rider and the Horse
This lecture will include a review of the benefits of adaptive riding, an overview of the basic physiology and biomechanics of the human pelvis and spinal column and a discussion of how posture influences both the rider and the horse. Considerations for special populations including cerebral palsy, hypo- and hyper-tonicity, neurologic and balance disorders, and others will also be discussed. Tools and strategies for assessing and correcting posture will be offered, and attendees will get the chance to practice simple exercises for improving alignment.
Allie Lindsay has been teaching at the National Ability Center for two years. Before that she was a volunteer and PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor at the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in Southern California for eight years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah, and has plans to attend graduate school for physical therapy next year.

o   B2, Lungeing the Program Horse for Fitness, Training and Teaching
Lungeing horses in an EAAT program can be a useful tool for fitness, training and teaching. This presentation will outline key points for assessing the horse for appropriateness of lungeing, choosing equipment, safety and communication with the horse through voice, body language and lunge whip. Lungeing can also be a useful strategy in teaching mounted lessons, allowing the instructor to assist the rider in developing a more secure and following seat in a controlled environment where the rider isn’t worrying about also guiding the horse. This presentation will provide opportunities for lungeing demonstrations, hands-on practice managing the lunge-line and whip, and scenario discussion.
Marci Bender has a BS degree in therapeutic recreation from Penn State University. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, Associate Site Visitor, Associate Evaluator and Utah State Chair. She is the equestrian program manager at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah.

o   B3i, What Happens Before and After the EAAT Session (10:15 to 11 a.m.)
Discover the importance of assessment, planning and evaluation for each EAAT session. Gain helpful tools, knowledge of professional processes and PATH Intl. standards that will enable you to more effectively provide high quality EAAT sessions.
AbbyJane Ferrin, TRS, CTRS, is an equestrian instructor at the National Ability Center. She is a licensed and certified therapeutic recreation specialist as well as a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor and an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She has 11 years of experience in the field working with individuals of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.

o   B4i, “Rainbow Rein Games”: Engaging the Beginner Rider in Correct Hand Position and Rein Control (10:15 to 11 a.m.)
Walk away with the knowledge of a successfully proven method for teaching beginner riders hand position and rein control. This is an overview of how to teach the “Reinbow Rein Games” and the progression of the rider through each game focused on hand position/rein control with a detailed look at the reasoning behind each game and how and why they work.
Jess Roising, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, has been with the National Ability Center teaching adaptive riding for the past four years. She has transitioned into the role of the center’s competition program manager but still has great passion for the work of the equestrian program and continues to assist in various EAAT programming. She works closely with participants, athletes, coaches and staff to be sure everyone receives the training they need and develops skills that not only apply in the midst of competition but also transfer to everyday life as well.

o   B3ii, Neuroscience and Therapeutic Riding Program (11:10 to 11:55 a.m.)
Therapeutic riding has both physical and neurological benefits for the rider. Similarly, the latest neuroscience research has revealed numerous ways that we can harness our brain power to improve relationships, communication and performance. This program will teach methods of using newly discovered research to improve the therapeutic riding environment for students, volunteers and staff. Attendees will learn specific methods for applying neuroscience in ways that reduce stress, increase collaborative efforts, instill trust and deepen relationships.

Teri Argo, OTR, PATH Intl. Certified Registered instructor, is the program manager for Ride for Joy. Carol Rodriguez is the executive director of Ride for Joy, a certified professional mediator and has an MBA degree in conflict management and negotiation.

o   B4ii, Volunteer Management and Communication (11:10 to 11:55 a.m.)
Forward Stride, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, will share tips and tricks how to manage and communicate with your volunteer community on a day-to-day basis using free and paid technology. Take home practical effective ideas how you can improve the volunteer experience at your own center.
Candi Cornils grew up in Banks, Oregon. She graduated from Portland Community College and served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Candi started volunteering with Forward Stride in May 2008 and began riding with the veterans program in fall 2009. She spent two years as the AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator and was hired on full time in 2013. Candi is currently working on her PATH Intl. instructor certification. Amanda Garrison graduated from Oregon State University in 2008 with a BS degree in health promotion and health behavior. After graduation, Amanda looked for a way to combine a lifelong passion for horses with her public health background, so began volunteering with Forward Stride. Amanda spent a year as the AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator and then was hired on full time in 2010. Amanda became a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor in 2010.

12 to 12:45 p.m.                      Lunch and Standards Hearing

12:45 to 1 p.m.                        Break

1 to 2:30 p.m.                          Session C

o   C1, One Step Horsemanship – Part A (classroom)
“One Step Horsemanship” is an applied working philosophy so utterly simple and basic it is all too frequently overlooked. We merely need to ask for one step. The concept is applicable to all levels of equine communication and education. It is about our relationship with our horses, our own personal learning curve and our own relationship with life. It is all about taking one good step, feeling good about it and then doing it again. (This is a two-part presentation; please register for both C1 and E2.)
David Hayes, DVM, has been a lifelong student and advocate of the horse. Graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, Dr. Hayes established the Equine Hospital and Lameness Center in Meridian, ID. For the past 30 years, Dr. Hayes has been breeding and training good-minded performance horses. The past three years he has been proud to donate his expertise as a member of the board of directors for Ride for Joy in Boise, ID.

o   C2, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Demonstration of Intervention for Victims of Domestic Violence
In this workshop, EFP activities for use with victims of domestic violence will be showcased, and a method for processing the rich information that is gained from the activities will be demonstrated. Following a brief introduction, the human members of the team will first demonstrate how they create the activity/experience they will present to the client(s) and which equine team members they will include on the team. They will then present an EFP session followed by discussion with audience participation.
Sherry W. Harrison
, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and is associate professor of clinical psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University where she teaches courses in animal-assisted psychotherapy among others. She also works with Horses Help, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, where she has helped to train PATH Intl. instructors and volunteers in EFP. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally on the topics of EFP and equestrian performance enhancement and has completed the PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop and horsemanship skills test. Reg Saybrook has been a horse trainer for more than 50 years. Through his Double Heart Equine Learning Center, he has perfected his training technique called the “Heart to Heart” approach, which developed from his study of wild mustangs. He has presented his “Heart to Heart” clinics to instructors and volunteers at PATH Intl. and RDI (Riding for the Disabled International) therapeutic riding centers in the United States and internationally and has completed the PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop and Horsemanship Skills Test.

o   C3, Utilizing the Power of Stories for Human Development Activities in the TR Setting
Encoded in the world's enduring mythic tales are patterns that evoke our highest human potential, inspiring us with the lure of becoming more of who and what we can be. Horses have historically figured prominently in these old tales, and again today they can step into our personal stories with fresh, empowering partnerships. When people, young or old, enter into transitions in their lives and seek assistance through coaching or therapy, they find illuminating and transformational experiences with horses by exploring their own mythic patterns in the context of body-based modalities and current mind/brain research.
Trish Broersma has worked in the field of therapeutic riding and body-based modalities for the past 25 years, with an emphasis on equine-assisted human development since 1993. Her book, Riding into Your Mythic Life: Transformational Adventures with the Horse details her innovative program with teens and adults. She is past president of EFMHA, a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and a faculty member for the equine specialist certification program. She established and directed two PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers in San Antonio, TX, and Ashland, OR, and has recently launched Riding Beyond, Opening Doors to the Future for Breast Cancer Survivors.
www.trishbroersma.com  

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.                     Break

2:45 to 4:15 p.m.                     Session D

o   D1, The One Page Business Plan – Part A
Creating a plan has never been easier than using the One Page Business Plan. This concise process will bring new energy to your business, and you'll find great value in developing a one-year action plan that guides your decisions and focuses your resources where they'll be most productive over the upcoming year. (Please bring your laptop. This is a two-part presentation; please register for both D1 and F1.)
Toni Nell founded SPRINGBOARD CONSULTING in 2000. She is a business planning and execution expert with 25 years of experience in business planning, leadership development, executive coaching and corporate training. She has worked directly with Michael Gerber, author of
The E-Myth Revisited, at The E-Myth Academy, and has been director of training and certification at The One Page Business Plan Company since 2002. Toni goes way beyond training. She knows how to transfer knowledge to people in a manner they truly get it and are able to
use it to improve the quality and effectiveness of whatever they are trying to accomplish.

o   D2, Get Your Questions Answered: Caring for the EAAT Program Horse
Get your questions answered from an experienced panel of professionals skilled in caring for the EAAT program horse. The panel discussion will include case presentations and Q & A with attendees.
Beau Beck, DVM of South Valley Large Animal Clinic; Jeff Monroe, DVM of Monroe Veterinary Options; and Travis Steadman of Intermountain Equine Podiatry all team up to manage the veterinary, chiropractic and podiatry needs of the National Ability Center herd, collaborating on a wide range of soundness, rehab, metabolic and general health/wellness needs. 

o   D3, Matching Communication Needs With the Non-Speaking Participant
The audience will gain knowledge and awareness of current technological products and devices available for clients in need of assistance with communication during equine-assisted activities. A major focus will include which communication partner strategies are evidence based and then implementing an appropriate device. We will explore various aspects of communication including modeling, turn taking and social communication. Additionally, there will be a discussion on applications for iPad use.
Tobey Fields, SLP, retired from Cache County School District in 2010 as the Team Leader for assistive technology, working under a federal grant at USU in 2010, and continued working as a clinical supervisor at USU until she started her private practice in 2012. She travels between Provo and Pocatello performing augmentative and alternative communication evaluations for children and adults. Jane Glaser-Gormally, PT, holds Level II certification in hippotherapy. She is a member of PATH Intl., AHA and APTA, working part time at the National Ability Center providing hippotherapy services. Additionally, she owns her own practice in Salt Lake City and provides manual therapy services to a wide variety of patients experiencing pain and dysfunction.

4:15 to 4:30 p.m.                     Break

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.                     Session E

o   E1, Equine Learning Curriculum Lesson Plan Strategies
Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association has developed an equine learning classroom curriculum to be used in conjunction with arena lesson plan strategies. They have tailored this program to all ages and abilities that participate in JHTRA’s therapeutic riding program. The school district supports the program with 35 riders in the spring and fall in part because of the educational component.  JHTRA is using this blueprint for marketing and grant writing proposals.
Donna Johnsen became a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor in 2002 and completed advanced certification in 2005. Donna has been the program director at JHTRA since 2007 and is currently working on becoming an evaluator for new instructors. Nealy Angell has been a therapeutic riding Instructor since 2007. Nealy co-authored and illustrated Spice It Up, a book of activities and lesson plans for instructors, and developed the equine learning curriculum for JHTRA.

o   E2, One Step Horsemanship – Part B (arena)
“One Step Horsemanship” is an applied working philosophy so utterly simple and basic it is all too frequently overlooked. We merely need to ask for one step. The concept is applicable to all levels of equine communication and education. It is about our relationship with our horses, our own personal learning curve and our own relationship with life. It is all about taking one good step, feeling good about it and then doing it again. (This is a two-part presentation; please register for both C1 and E2.)
David Hayes, DVM, has been a lifelong student and advocate of the horse. Graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, Dr. Hayes established the Equine Hospital and Lameness Center in Meridian, ID For the past 30 years, Dr. Hayes has been breeding and training good-minded performance horses. The past three years he has been proud to donate his expertise as a member of the board of directors of Ride for Joy in Boise, ID.

o   E3, Panel Discussion: Advanced Certification Information and Overview
Are you considering pursuing PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Certification?  Join a panel of experienced instructors who have been there and can answer your questions about the process and expectations of candidates.  Come prepared by having reviewed the PATH Intl. Advanced Certification Booklet and bring your questions!
Panelists include: Marci Bender, AbbyJane Ferrin, Lindsey Jameson, Brienne Mabry, Jenny Nell and Raeshell Sorensen.

5:30 p.m.                                 Dinner on Your Own

Transportation offered for people staying at the lodge.

 

 

Sunday, June 1

(All events at the National Ability Center)

7 to 8:30 a.m.                          Breakfast (available for lodge guests)

9 to 10:30 a.m.                        Session F

o   F1, The One Page Business Plan – Part B
Creating a plan has never been easier than using the One Page Business Plan. This concise process will bring new energy to your business, and you'll find great value in developing a one-year action plan that guides your decisions and focuses your resources where they'll be most productive over the upcoming year.  (Please bring your laptop. This is a two-part presentation; please register for both D1 and F1.)
Toni Nell founded SPRINGBOARD CONSULTING in 2000. She is a business planning and execution expert with 25 years of experience in business planning, leadership development, executive coaching and corporate training. She has worked directly with Michael Gerber, author of
The E-Myth Revisited, at The E-Myth Academy and has been director of training and certification at The One Page Business Plan Company since 2002. Toni goes way beyond training. She knows how to transfer knowledge to people in a manner they truly get it and are able to
use it to improve the quality and effectiveness of whatever they are trying to accomplish.

o   F2, Round Penning for Lesson Success
Learn how modifying the traditional focus of “round penning for respect” can enhance your lesson program by preparing your horses for work in developing an independent lesson. This is a great way to give your horses tools to cope with struggling students and help change unwanted behavior to support what you will be teaching your students. Allows for adaptation of methodology to best suit your situation and encourages horses’ individual strengths and relationship building between equine and instructor.
The daughter of a successful program founder, Brienne Mabry literally grew up with PATH Intl. as a sibling and intimately understands the development of the industry over the past 30 years. A PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor since 2000 and recently certified at the advanced level, Brienne is the equine manager and full-time instructor at Swiftsure Ranch in Bellevue, ID. She has trained with many professionals, including Buck Brannaman and Dominique Barbier, identifying her foundation of classical French Dressage enhanced by Natural Horsemanship.

o   F3, Applied Horsemanship: The Potential and Power of the Program Horse
The horse is a very unique and loving animal, sharing his heart if we open ours; he is always a reflection of us and his surroundings. He wants to please and looks for ways to be with us. Yet, he is big, strong, very powerful, capable of hurting or killing us before we even know it. Our safety necessitates constant caution and awareness through presence and observation.
David Hayes, DVM, has been a lifelong student and advocate of the horse. Graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, Dr. Hayes established the Equine Hospital and Lameness Center in Meridian, ID. For the past 30 years, Dr. Hayes has been breeding and training good-minded performance horses. The past three years he has been proud to donate his expertise as a member of the board of directors of Ride for Joy in Boise, ID.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.                 Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.         Session G

o   G1, Clinical Partnering With Applied Ecopsychology for Multicultural EAT
CPAE-Multicultural will be hands-on activities and integrative experience in the arena that will teach the practitioner how to access sensory integrative, non-verbal strengths of working with horse partners in the out of doors to effectively reach and benefit clients from a wide range of cultural orientations. CPAE are fun, nature based, EAT-friendly activities that allow you as the practitioner to identify existing strengths and gain new skills to access a whole world of therapeutic resources that are right outside your back door.
Betty Hames, has a BS degree and a MSc degree in applied ecopsychology for equine-assisted therapy, and is a chemical dependency counselor and Washington State certified counselor and life coach. Leslie Whitcomb has a BA degree in family counseling for social issues, an MSc degree in sensory integration in applied ecopsychology, and a PhD degree in child and human development in applied ecopsychology. She works in the fields of pre-natal and post-partum adjustment education and counseling, counseling for survivors of substance abuse and trauma, and is certified as a parent-infant mental health facilitator.

o   G2, Mental and Physical Injuries of the Program Horse: Evaluation and Treatment
The program horse is asked to do and be many things to many people. He may be filled with too much energy, bored or tired, yet he is expected to always perform and be responsible. He may become mentally or physically stressed by his responsibilities, affecting his usefulness to the program. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment is important to maintaining the program horse. Learn how to assess and treat these conditions.
David Hayes, DVM, has been a lifelong student and advocate of the horse. Graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, Dr. Hayes established the Equine Hospital and Lameness Center in Meridian, ID. For the past 30 years, Dr. Hayes has been breeding and training good-minded performance horses. The past three years he has been proud to donate his expertise as a member of the board of directors of Ride for Joy in Boise, ID.

o   G3, RIDES: Rider Instruction, Development and Evaluation System
The RIDES process is used to teach mounted and unmounted skills and to set and measure rider goals and objectives, from the fundamentals to cantering. This system addresses a need in the riding industry for a simple and easy to follow process that could offer clearly written rider skills that are both systematic and progressive. The system provides continuity across riding disciplines, helps with assessing a person’s current level of riding and helps track a rider’s progress. 
Lindsey Wood, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, registered level Evaluator, Lead Site Visitor and Mentor has more than eight years of industry experience and serves on the PATH Intl. Accreditation Committee.

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.                   Lunch with Region and State Meetings

 

Thanks for coming. Have a safe drive home!


Early registration ends on Apr 17, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Apr 18, 2014 and ends on May 09, 2014.
Late registration starts on May 10, 2014.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).