David Sonatore, LCSW: Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD – CE Home Study


David Sonatore, LCSW: Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD – CEU

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David Sonatore, LCSW: Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD

Recorded June 26, 2015

David is an Equine Facilitated Therapy practitioner who completed his apprenticeship in Tucson, AZ with equine therapy pioneer Linda Kohanov (Tao of Equus).  He enhances his contributions to this burgeoning field with his experience as an LCSW, where he’s  grown a compassionate private psychotherapy practice inspired by his time spent in clinical settings ranging from the counseling of inmates in Harlem, NY to the treatment of outpatient clients at St. Vincent’s Hospital’s adult psychiatric clinic in Greenwich Village, NY.

In 2012, he co-founded The Equus Effect with partner Jane Strong. The Equus Effect is a non-profit organization providing equine therapy to returning combat veterans who need help navigating the numerous emotional challenges of both returning to civilian life and transitioning back in country for another tour of duty.

Learning Objectives

  • List two reasons why Veterans are especially responsive to equine therapy.
  • List two limitations or cautions in use of equine therapy approaches with veterans.


CE Credits: One home-study CE credit is available through The Practice Institute, upon completion of a brief quiz and payment of an administrative fee of $10. The Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The Practice Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Instructional level: Introductory
Intended audience: All mental health professionals interested in this topic