Jennie Singer, Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY 16980
Jennie Singer received her B.A. in English and Psychology from California State University, San Diego in 1989, and then obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1995 from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. Jennie is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Sacramento State University. She also has a clinical practice in Davis. She has had experience working with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Jennie’s areas of expertise include psychological evaluation, psychoeducational assessment and forensic assessments (with testimony). Jennie is interested in experiential learning and growth and is excited to be trained with the respected EAGALA model to provide equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning.
Jennie has lived in Davis, CA since 2000, and is married with three children. Her son, Leo, developed an intense interest/love of horses throughout the past several years. Jennie also fell in love with horses, especially appreciating the therapeutic value of interactions with such a beautiful and wise animal. She has the good fortune to work with Carol Studer, an EAGALA-certified equine specialist with years of experience.
Carol Studer, Equine Specialist
Carol is a life-long equine professional, with her love of horses going back to her childhood. At age 8 she started taking riding lessons from Lucy Bump and Sally Swift (Centered Riding Senior Instructor and Centered Riding founder) in her home town of Brattleboro, VT. Carol owned a POA and Morgan horse growing up in Vermont and competed in local 4-H and club shows in equitation, hunter/jumper and driving. She was employed at a competitive Driving Barn.
Carol attended Colby- Sawyer College in New London, NH and graduated with honors in 1990. While obtaining her BA degree in Psychology she competed on the Inter-Collegiate Equestrian team for 4 years. The team went to Nationals and was successful from 1986-1990. Carol became a CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) certified instructor from 1990-2000. She was certified in both English and Western disciplines. In 1996 she became PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) instruction also known as NARHA certified at the Advanced level. She worked for 12 years in the SF bay area as a head instructor and Program Director for an adaptive riding program called B.O.K. Ranch. From 2005-2013 she developed her own business in Los Osos, CA teaching riding, including Camp Horse Around and the Horse Borrowers Club 4-H program.
In 1998, Carol became a Centered Riding instructor and maintains Centered Riding level 2 certification. She continues to use the Centered Riding techniques in her teaching and facilitating. Since 2012, Carol has facilitated therapy and workshops with the EAGALA model as an Equine Specialist. She loves this work and how the horses naturally help people grow and learn about themselves. Carol attended several EAGALA trainings including one in May 2018 where she met Jennie Singer, a licensed clinical psychologist. Their program, Horse Time is located in Davis, CA.
Together, Jennie and Carol are providing equine assisted therapy and learning sessions for individuals, families, or small groups, as well as continuing education units for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and medical doctors. Equine-assisted Psychotherapy can aid in strengthening teams, combatting stress or trauma, and helping an individual or group grow in ways only made possible with an experiential process.