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HEAL ALP – Advanced Learning Program

June 2, 2018 - October 15, 2018

Three weekend format: June 2-4, August 4-6, October 13-15, 2018
Raven Rock Ranch, Redmond, WA (near Seattle) www.ravenrockranch.org

2018 Program Dates and Time

Saturday, June 2 – Monday, June 4: Three full days from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday Evening, August 4 5-7 pm; Sunday/Monday, August 5 & 6 from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday Evening, October 13 5-7 pm; Sunday/Monday, October 14 & 15 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Program Cost: $4250

Deposit: $425 (refundable minus a $50 processing fee until 30 days before program starts; non-refundable less than 30 days before program begins)

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2018 Program Faculty

Kristin Fernald

Kristin Fernald, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. She has a private practice serving individuals and couples with a specialty in emotional and body-centered psychotherapy. She offers EFPL services with her herd of 3 horses as part of her psychotherapy practice on Lopez Island. A 2011 HEAL Facilitator Training graduate, she has been teaching HEAL workshops and trainings internationally for 5 years. www.kristinfernald.com

Sandy Matts

Sandy Matts has taught riding to hundreds of kids and adults, and also holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology. While volunteering at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Sandy became a NARHA-certified Instructor. She is a HEAL Facilitator Training graduate. As lead therapist and Executive Director of Raven Rock Ranch she combines all of her passions and talents in one role. Raven Rock Ranch rescues horses and pairs them with at-risk children. www.ravenrockranch.org

About the Site

Raven Rock Ranch is a not-for-profit equine therapy program located in Redmond, WA, just outside of Seattle, WA. The Raven Rock program uses the HEAL model of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning (EFPL) for treatment of at-risk youth ages 7-18. The therapy herd of 10 horses helps these kids heal from trauma and the resulting behavior problems, with a high rate of success.

Application Instructions

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June 2, 2018
October 15, 2018
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Raven Rock Ranch
Redmond, WA United States + Google Map


Financial policies for registrations placed through HEAL


Partial scholarships may be available for certain events. These are based on financial need and awarded through an application process. Email HEAL at leigh@humanequinealliance.com for a scholarship application.

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 Days Notice: Deposit will be refunded or transferred to another date during the same calendar year less a $50 processing fee.

Less than 30 Days Notice: Deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions made for travel conditions or medical emergencies in which case the deposit will be treated as a cancellation with more than 30 days notice.

*If a program is canceled by HEAL, any deposits paid will be refunded in full.

Complaint or Dispute review and resolution

HEAL is committed to openness, accountability and communication in its relations with students, customers and the general public.   If you have a concern about any aspect of the services provided to you by HEAL, you can expect to receive respectful treatment, a timely response and clear, accurate information about your concern.   It is most productive to raise any concern in a timely manner, with the HEAL Instructor involved, as the most direct route to resolution.  If this is not possible, the concern should be directed to the attention of HEAL Director Leigh Shambo.   If the matter is not resolved at this level you may request a hearing before the HEAL Instruction team to determine if further action is warranted.  We thank you for your willingness to share any concern about the quality or safety of your HEAL experience.

For more information on any of our listed events or hosting your own event please contact the HEAL office at 760-873-8980 or by email at leigh@humanequinealliance..