Clinical Immersion

In Collaboration with Pecan Creek Ranch!


Clinical Immersions offer the opportunity to shadow deeply experienced and highly skilled Therapists and Equine Professionals at Pecan Creek Ranch, an organization that offers Natural Lifemanship EAP/L and professional development in Georgetown, Texas, just 30 miles north of Austin.


This 2-day immersion program is for mental health and equine professionals (and others in the healing professions) who have attended the Fundamentals of NL and are committed to incorporating it into their practice.


Natural Lifemanship Certification students may count a clinical immersion at Pecan Creek Ranch towards one of their two group consultation requirements!


When you book this 2-Day CUSTOMIZED Immersion Program at Pecan Creek Ranch you will have the opportunity to: 


  1. Observe therapy sessions, and discuss observations with the therapy team
  2. Learn effective co-facilitation methods, including being a part of the team processing of sessions
  3. Enjoy focused discussion with facilitators regarding implementation of Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) principles in session
  4. Learn about assessments PCR uses and how to integrate them into treatment
  5. Learn about quality documentation standards that adhere to insurance standards
  6. Explore ethical implications and associated work dilemmas within an EAP service settings
  7. Observe the integration of NL into the fabric of the business
  8. Learn how to take care of your horses’ welfare with NL principles before, throughout, and after sessions
  9. Learn how to make connection the focus of every interaction with your horses, such as learning to feed and catch with connection


Read What Others Have to Say about the Clinical Immersion


"To watch the sessions unfold in a very peaceful, relaxed manner, waiting for the next thing, waiting for the opportunity and the teachable moment, all of these things took a lot of the pressure off of me being new to this work, understanding that something will happen, something valuable will happen."

- Toni Connor (EP)


"[It helped] seeing all the different ways the horses help. Sometimes its in the round pen, sometimes its attaching, sometimes its just standing next to someone. And all of the different ways the horses let the therapy team know once an important issue has been addressed - it was incredible! There were so many different ways the horses were a part of the therapy team and I hadn’t really experienced that before."

- Debbie Blackmon (Therapist and NLC-P,EP student)


Don't take our word for it!


View a video testimonial by an NL Certification student who participated in a clinical immersion at Pecan Creek Ranch.


What Have Other Participants Gained from This Experience?


  • Guidance and assistance in structuring their own TF-EAP/TI-EAL practice

  • Confidence in facilitating a flow between mental health and equine professional in sessions

  • A deeper understanding of the relationship between mental health professional and equine professional and client and horse as the therapy progresses

  • A wide variety of experiences of how the horses participate in, guide, and influence sessions

  • A release of pressure on themselves to always know exactly what to do as facilitators

  • New ideas and fresh perspectives for their own practice

  • New insights and practical tools for integrating NL principles into practice

  • Experiences with PCR horses that lead to personal growth and insights that facilitate further personal growth and professional practice

  • A renewed sense of connection and belonging

  • Lasting support and confidence


Learn more about Pecan Creek Ranch

To Be Arranged with Pecan Creek Ranch
After payment, you will be provided information for scheduling your Immersion with Pecan Creek Ranch.