Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
The Impact of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy on Adolescents
By Rebecca Felegy, James Newcomb, Dr. Debra Vredenburg-Rudy, & Catherine V. Black
Rebecca Felegy is in her last semester as a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program. She grew up in Lancaster, which influenced her decision to come to Millersville where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in international studies. Her passion for people and interest in research pushed her to pursue her master’s degree. This research presentation is an extension of Rebecca’s thesis, which examines how Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy has effects on adolescents with mental health concerns. After graduation, Rebecca plans on pursuing a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor and possibly continue onto a doctoral program.
James recently graduated from an undergraduate program. Currently, in the process of applying to the master's program, James hopes to become a licensed counselor after completing the program. Assisting others has always been a goal while selecting directions to take for careers. Living in Millersville for over 10 years and studying in the town has been a profound experience. The main author of the current research presentation has allowed for the involvement seen. Equine Assisted Pursuing a doctoral program and being involved in clinical research would be the ideal route after experiencing a counseling setting.
We have no known conflicts of interest to disclose.
Thank you to our advisor, Dr. Debra Vredenburg-Rudy, for all your support during this project.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Rebecca Felegy at email@example.com.
Keywords: equine-assisted psychotherapy, adolescents, mental health