Joe Slattery is an addiction counsellor in a community setting. He specialises in working with adolescents who have substance misuse issues. Joe is the Irish network coordinator for the Equine Assisted Growth & learning association (EAGALA) and currently the only member in Ireland with advanced certification in this modality. Joe’s talk will focus on the benefits of the EAGALA model when working with youths with emotional and behavioural issues. He will talk about his own experience of growing up in a socially deprived area of Ireland and how horses helped him cope in that environment.
Find out more about Joe on Twitter: @js_ltd