Karin’s Credentials

Credentials of Karin Bauer, BSW, RSW

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, UVic, 1997 (over 25 years experience in human service, plus Early Childhood Education certificate 1989)
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Graduate of 2 year Master Coach course, Colorado, Coach U, 2003 (Private Coaching Practice for 12 years)
  • "Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals - Carolyn Resnick Method" Chilliwack, B.C., Sep 2012
  • "Coaching Skills through Horse Wisdom", 3-day Intensive Coach Training Program, led by Lisa Murrell and Kathleen Barry Ingram, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb 2012
  • "Way of the Horse" Equine Assisted Therapy, 2 day course led by Deborah Marshall, Nanaimo, B.C., Oct 2011
  • "Intro to Equine Assisted Counselling", 4 day course led by Sue McIntosh, Cremona, Alberta, Jun 2011
  • Training with CanTRA, therapeutic riding instructor, 2012
    Worked at Arion Therapeutic Farm, Kelowna, B.C. as a Riding instructor, Counsellor, Horse trainer and Volunteer for 2 years (taught riding skills to children with Autism, Downs Syndrome, numerous mental/behaviour issues, as well provided Equine Facilitated Counselling for youth and adults with emotional challenges)
  • Attended EAGALA Conference in Franklin, Tennessee, March 2013
  • First Aid Refresher course, (for humans) Oct 2011
  • First Aid course (for horses) 2008
  • Carry current Insurance as an Instructor/Facilitator of Equine Related Activities
  • Member of www.bccollegeofsocialworkers.ca/  and Registered Social Worker
  • Member of NAEFW (National Association of Equine Facilitated Wellness), http://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/aboutEN
  • Member of EAGALA https://www.eagala.org/
  • Member of B.C. Horse Council http://www.hcbc.ca/
  • Completed Equine Canada Level 1 & 2, instructor Sandy Day
  • Completed Riding Instructor & Horsemanship Level 1, Jody Sloper
  • Studied and practiced Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level 1, 2 and 3 courses
  • Attended numerous clinics and lessons: Buck Brannaman, Jonathan Field, Marion Weisskopf, Robyn Hood, Mandy Pretty, Paul Dufresne.
  • Published author of articles in horse magazines, "Saddle Up" and "Walking Horse News"