MA, NCC, LPC - Program Supervisor
Bettina Shultz-Jobe has 10 years of experience utilizing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She has her M.A. in Counseling, is a National Certified Counselor, National Certified Mental Health Counselor, licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas, and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Mexico.
She is EAGALA and PATH International (formerly NARHA) certified, and trained in the use of expressive and experiential therapies, play therapy, neuro-biofeedback, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Each type of therapy mentioned is integrated into the Natural Lifemanship Model. She has worked in this field, full time, as a therapist for the last six years, doing EAP with hundreds of traumatized clients. It is her passion and mission to utilize horses to do evidence-based practice, which has contributed to a model in which every aspect of the horse is very intentionally used to help adults and children heal from various forms of trauma, abuse, or neglect.
In 2004, Bettina conducted a seminal research project on EAP which continues to be cited in ongoing research projects, utilized in grant writing, and is required reading at several universities throughout the country. It is this commitment to excellence that consistently contributes to the growth and expansion of the Natural Lifemanship model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.