2017 PATH Intl. Region 1 Conference

Apr 21, 2017 07:00am -
Apr 23, 2017 10:00pm

 

Event Description

 

PATH Intl.

 

 

Regional

 

Conference

 

 

produced by

 

Region I and NESAR

 

April 21-23, 2017

Portland & Windham, ME

Hosted by:

Riding To The Top

Therapeutic Riding Center

 

PATH Intl. Region 1 welcomes you to join us for an educational and fun weekend with your friends and colleagues. Lunch will be served onsite on Saturday and Sunday, as well as breakfast on Sunday.  There will also be a welcome reception (complementary beverages and hors d’oeuvres) on Friday night at Riding To The Top. These meals are included in your registration fee.

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

 

Locations:

Friday Session

Fireside Inn & Suites

81 Riverside St.

Portland, ME 04103

855-213-0582

 

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center

14 Lilac Dr.
Windham, ME 04062

207-892-2813, ext. 10 (Emergency Cell Phone contact for texting: 207-632-1528)

Saturday Sessions

Fireside Inn & Suites

81 Riverside St.

Portland, ME 04103

855-213-0582

 

Sunday Session

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center

14 Lilac Dr.
Windham, ME 04062

207-892-2813, ext. 10

Lodging Options:

Fireside Inn & Suites

81 Riverside St.

Portland, ME 04103

855-213-0582

Rates: Call to make your reservation by 3/22/17 and refer to Therapeutic              Riding Conference/PATH Intl. to get a discounted rate of $85/night plus taxes. 

Special Announcements:
Please bring silent auction items to support the conference and continuing education for Region 1 members.  As we transition to new CEU requirements for instructor renewal, please note that sessions meeting the specific disabilities education requirement are marked with *DE. If you have questions about these requirements, please contact Bret Maceyak at the PATH Intl. office.

 

 

REGISTRATION

Online registration will be available through April 7, 2017. After April 7, 2017, registration will need to be completed onsite.

        IF YOU ARE A PRESENTER OR CONFERENCE COMMITTEE DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER WITH YOUR CODE

Registration Fees:
On-line Registration Through April 7 2017  

 

Preconference

“Stellar Fundraising”

$50 members

$75 non-members

 

Full Conference

$150 members

$225 non-members

 

Higher Ed Student

$100 members

 

 

Saturday only

$80 members

$130 non-members

 

Sunday only

$80 members

$130 non-members

 

PATH Intl. Standards Course—Must Pre-register

Free

 

 

Onsite Registration:

 

Full Conference

$180 members

$260 non-members

 

Higher Ed Student

$100 members

 

 

One Day only

$100 members

$150 non-members

 

Refund Policy:
Full refunds are given only if a written cancellation request is received at the PATH Intl. office by  April 7, 2017. A 50-percent refund is given if a written request is received at the PATH Intl. office March 31, 2017. Individuals who do not submit a written request to PATH Intl. by March 31, 2017 will not receive a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations due to weather unless the conference is canceled.

 

AGENDA

All Day

 Explore RTT’s trails before heading home! Trails are short in duration and can be explored at your own pace! Trail maps available.

 

Friday, April 21

 

Preconference

Riding To The Top

 

1 to 5:30 p.m.

 cost $50.00

Creating Stellar Fundraising From Your BoardCE "We can't get our board to help with fundraising. They are the 'movers and shakers' in town. Board members tell me I will do anything EXCEPT fundraise!" Even if any of these are commonly voiced concerns in your program, there IS a solution.  Today is the day to start your Board turnaround.  Board members need training, support and encouragement to do fundraising well.  The ED and other lead staff members are essential to the process. When everyone understands their roles and communicates openly, the process can move forward effectively with dynamite results.KC Henry, Transitions Unlimited, LLC; former ED of Horses and Humans Research Foundation and Fieldstone Farm TRC.

 

12 to 2 p.m.

 

NESAR Board Meeting (by invitation only)

10:00am to 5:00pm

PATH Intl. Standards Course

Attendees must pre-register with PATH Intl. and bring a copy of the 2017 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual. (Instructor) Lunch included 20 person max.

Conference Begins

Fireside Inn & Suites

 

 

 

1 to 5:30 p.m. 

 

Registration Open and Silent Auction Drop Off

 

 

6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Riding To The Top

Meet and Greet Reception (Complementary beverages and hors d’oeuvres) and Standards Hearing

 

 

Saturday, April 22

Fireside Inn & Suites

 

 

 

8 to 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast on Your Own

8 to 10 a.m.

Registration Open

 

 

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Session A

9 to 10:30 a.m.

A1, Effective Implementation of EFP Part IESMHL,CR  Learn the ins and outs of starting an effective equine-facilitated psychotherapy program.  This presentation will include an overview of EFP, the equine specialist and mental health professional relationship, and the importance of collaboration.  How to work effectively with special populations, insurance carriers, community partners and schools. Sarah Jane Chaplin, MS, LCMHC, and Kristen McGraw, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, Driving Instructor Level II and ESMHL. (UpReach TEC)

 

 

9 to 10:30 a.m.

A2, Creating Volunteer Programs That SparkleCE

Make your volunteer program sparkle! This presentation will review the building blocks of creating successful volunteer programs including recruitment, training and retention. Explore ways to make YOUR volunteer program stand out by creating a positive win-win environment. Role play and opportunity to problem solve.

Jeanna Pellino, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, ESMHL, and Megan McNamara, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor. (Manes & Motions)

 

 

9 to 10:30 a.m.

A3, Improve Your Adaptive Riding Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Vestibular and Proprioceptive SystemsDE, RIDING CR  

Adaptive riding instructors will be provided with information that will clarify clinical treatment versus adaptive riding. A presentation on the vestibular and proprioceptive systems will provide instructors with a clear understanding of the importance of equine-based clinical intervention by PTs, OTs and SLPs and strategies that can improve both clinical treatment and riding lesson plans. A discussion regarding the use of proper terminology when describing these services to the general public will also take place.

Rebecca Henry MS, OTR/L, AHCB-CT (Carlisle Academy Integrated Sports and Equine Therapy)

 

 

 

Session B

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

B1, Equine-Assisted Wellness for VeteransDE, ESMHL CR

Clinical Equine Assisted Wellness Therapy is a process in which horses assist individuals in achieving specific symptom management and reduction along with wellness life goals. This session will assist the learner gain insight regarding partnering with equine subjects in order to identify treatment and wellness goals via the use of a cognitive behavioral therapeutic process. The learner will review the use of equine-facilitated therapy in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy to address multiple major mental health disorders, behavioral and relationship issues.

Robert G. Carey, LICSW, LCSW, CCHP, MA, MSW (Bull Ring Belgians)

 

 

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

B2, Does Your Event Work for Your organization or Vice Versa? CE

This panel discussion will share insights gained from running a very successful event for Riding To The Top. Participants will learn the role special events play in overall fundraising goals and how to use an organization's resources wisely.

Susan Cole, Director of Dev't; Nick Doria, Volunteer Coordinator; Cindy Elder, Triple B Host Committee Co-Chair (Riding To The Top)

 

 

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

B3, Adaptive Equipment and Games for Students With Physical DisabilitiesDE, RIDING CR

Do you have students who need extra physical support in the lessons?  Do you need some new lesson plans for those students who are working on basic riding skills?  Come and join me to look at different types of adaptive equipment and lesson plans for the student with physical disabilities.  There will be time in the presentation for a group discussion on both topics.

Sarah Norris, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor (Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children)

 

 

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

 

 

Session C

 

 

1:45 to 3:15 p.m.

C1, Evaluating Human-Equine Behavior Through the Lens of Adult AttachmentDE

Can a brief interaction with a horse impact a woman's attachment style? A pilot study of the interactions and impact on adult attachment dimensions of a brief interaction with a horse suggests this is worth more investigation. This presentation aims to give an overview of the author’s research, and the practicalities and pitfalls of research in EAAT.

Clare Thomas-Pino (University of Maine)

 

 

1:45 to 3:15 p.m.

C2, Preventing Lesson Horse Burnout: Building Relationships and Creating TrustCE

This presentation will provide an overview of the basic care and management of horses that are known to prevent burnout.  In addition, an overview of relationship-building strategies that can be utilized by EAAT programs to prevent their horses from burning out will be presented. 

Lauren Weisberg, MS, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist (Miracles in Motion)

 

 

1:45 to 3:15 p.m.

C3, Expand Your Toolbox!  Tips for Teaching Riders With AutismDE RIDING CR

Are you struggling with how to plan for and execute lessons for riders on the autism spectrum?  Especially those who are non-verbal?  We'll discuss tack, horse choice, communication methods, arena set-up, use of toys, music and most importantly lesson planning! Come prepared to share ideas with each other.

Ginger Anderson, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor (Riding To The Top)

 

 

 

Session D

3:30 to 5 p.m.

D1, Riding With Awareness (Part I) RIDING CR

This is a two-part presentation that will help teachers and riders become aware of habitual movement patterns. Learn how to recognize these patterns through a series of ground exercises and how they impact the horses’ way of going and their natural balance. Part I will be theory and ground exercises to release tension, increase flexibility and influence relaxation, focusing on six different areas of the body. Please bring a ground mat.

Judy Cross Strehlke, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, Level IV Centered Riding Clinician

 

 

 

 

3:30 to 5 p.m.

D2, Why Not a Mule? The Pros and Cons to Having a Diverse Herd for Your ProgramCE

From ponies to drafts, mares to geldings—diversity in the herd can be a blessing or a curse for a therapeutic program. This discussion is intended to get people thinking, "What type of horse is best suited for my program needs?" and "Where do I want to take my program based on the herd that I have?" Having a large selection of equines at your program can add managerial headaches but can also open a window into catering to your diverse participant needs.

Samantha Arevalo, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, EAGALA Equine Specialist (Green Chimneys)

 

 

 

3:30 to 5 p.m.

D3, The Importance of IntegrationRIDING CR

Developing creative programing and diverse revenue streams are essential to sustainable organizations. Incorporating an able-bodied riding program alongside a therapeutic horsemanship program provides many opportunities. Development of diverse peer relationships, enhancement of your volunteer program, built-in skill advancement options, inclusion of siblings or parents and reduced burnout for horses are just a few of the reasons to consider this model.

Liz Adams, PATH Intl. Certified Master Instructor, Interactive Vaulting Instructor, ESMHL and Accreditation Site Visitor; and Nicole Sheridan, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor (Emerald Hollow Farm)

 

 

5:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Trek to Instructor Accreditation: Jeff Kelling, PATH Intl. Staff and State MeetingsCE

 

Dinner on your own

Sunday April 23, (Riding to the Top)

PLEASE NOTE: Sessions have varying start and end times.  Please consider this when registering.

8 to 8:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast

 

 

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

E1, Effective Implementation of EFP (Part II)—ArenaESMHL CR

See description of Part I (Saturday, A1).  In Part II, presenters will demonstrate how to strategize activities that reflect the treatment plan to include role play with horses.Sarah Jane Chaplin and Kristen McGraw (UpReach TEC)

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

E2, From Ancient Wisdom to Modern WisdomCE

This presentation will discuss an integrative approach to veterinary care that includes Eastern and Western medicine. We will discuss many of the common problems encountered as well as preventative care.  The participant will also be introduced to Tui-Na An-Mo, a Chinese technique that is effective in treating and preventing many common problemsClaire Tusch, DVM, CVA (Tusch’s Integrative Veterinary Care)

 

 

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

E3, Why Not a Mule? The Pros and Cons to Having a Diverse Herd for Your Program—Viewing Room; Repeat presentation from SaturdayCE

See description Saturday, D2

Samantha Arevalo, PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor, EAGALA Equine Specialist (Green Chimneys)

 

 

10 to 11 a.m.

F1, Riding With Awareness Part 2—ArenaRIDING CR

See description of Part I (Saturday, D1).  Part II will be incorporating this new awareness into the saddle.

Judy Cross Strehlke, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, Level IV Centered Riding Clinician

 

 

 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

F2, Transition Your NEW EAAT Horse Into Your Program—Mindfully—Viewing RoomCE

Transitioning a new horse into your program requires thought and compassion. In this talk, Nicole Birkholzer, equine advocate, teaches the three key components that make for a successful integration: What to consider before committing to a new horse; How to provide an easy and successful transition for the new horse and staff; and How to ensure the horse a long, healthy career at your center.Nicole Birkholzer, Mindful Connections®

 

 

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

F3, Yoga on Horseback—Arena CE

In doing yoga on horseback the attendees can gain an understanding of how breath work and yoga can benefit riders and allow them to relax at all gaits, get deeper into postures or provide a new way to connect with the horse. Yoga postures create space in the body, encourage proper alignment and strengthen muscles. With consistent practice, one learns the balance of strength, flexibility and concentration needed in the postures that are the same foundations needed for riding.

Lorna Young, PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor; and Tabitha Lemelin, registered yoga instructor (Full Circle Farm)

 

 

 

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Box Lunches Available (working lunch)



 

1 to 3 p.m.

G1, Open the Driving Door for Fun and Confidence Building: A Hands-On Look at Therapeutic Driving and Competition—Viewing Room and ArenaDRIVING CR

This presentation will begin with a driving overview to include safety, various forms of driving and a discussion about suitable horses/harnesses.  Videos will introduce Para Olympic driving and illustrate the Combined Driving Event form of competition. Following the classroom presentation, two horses will be harnessed and participants will be given the opportunity to drive. Bring your helmet! Mario Pascarelli, PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor Level I (Bull Ring Belgians and Riding To The Top); and Scott Monroe, 2016 United States Para-Driving Coach, PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor Level II and three-time USEF National Combined Driving Single Horse Champion.

 

 

 

 

     

 

We look forward to seeing you April 21-23, 2017 in Maine!


Event Type:Conference
Early registration ends on Feb 09, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Feb 10, 2017 and ends on Apr 07, 2017.
Late registration starts on Apr 08, 2017.