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Students’ human services fieldwork includes equine exercise


Students brainstorm in a unique outdoor classroom ...
Students brainstorm in a unique outdoor classroom …
... and join their problem-solving lab partners at photo time.
… and join their problem-solving lab partners at photo time.
An involved instructor shares the sunlight with a new colleague.
An involved instructor shares the sunlight with a new colleague.

Human services students traveled to High Flight Farm, along Route 973 in Cogan Station, on Tuesday to experience the benefits of equine therapy. Applied human services major Corianne A. Wilson, of Edgewater, Maryland, led a group session that included having students identify a life struggle. Instructor Sarah S. Moore said the students, charged with having their horse perform certain tasks, applied what they needed to do – hard work, change of plans, lots of effort, groupthink, etc. – to overcome their identified challenge. The students are enrolled in Serving and Surviving Human Services (HSJ 275), in which they must develop personal plans of action for surviving in the field as ethical, self-caring practitioners.
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