Horse Assisted Activities as an Adjunctive Treatment Strategy (Bergen Passaic Unit Event)

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST


This event is hosted by the Bergen Passaic County Unit.

New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Bergen and Passaic Counties Unit Chair is Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (, and the Northeastern Regional Representative is Sierra Spriggs, LSW (

Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership, but we do invite all mental health professional to join us at this meeting. Learn more about our Units here.


Horse Assisted Activities as an Adjunctive Treatment Strategy


Date: Tuesday, September 15th from 6:30-8:30pm

Zoom login information will be emailed to you once you register.

(Please note that this is an informational networking event, and CEUs will not be provided.)




Pony Power Therapies was founded in 2000 to provide horse-assisted activities to children and adults with abroad spectrum of developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. A lifelong equestrian, Founder and Executive Director Dana Spett discovered therapeutic horseback riding while researching alternative therapies for one of her daughters with mild special needs.

Pony Power serves between approx. 125 and 175 participants, ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 84. Populations of people we serve are those with Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy. Seizure Disorder. Developmental Delay Mental Health Issues, Visual Impairment, Medically Fragile Traumatic Brain Injured, At-risk Youth and Veterans.


Presented by: Dana Spett, MSW/ DSW Candidate (Rutgers University 2023 Cohort) and Abigail West, MSW




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Unit Chair - Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (

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