Katy Schroeder, Ph.D.
Phone: (806) 834-5894, AFS 222
Dr. Schroeder received her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Delaware and her M.S. in Counseling at Oregon State University-Cascades. She completed her PhD in Counseling at Oregon State University.
She is a lifelong equestrian, with a professional background in the training and management of Three-Day Event horses. She is a National Certified Counselor, as well as a registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl.).
Dr. Schroeder's research broadly explores human-companion animal interactions, with a special focus on the human-equine bond and equine-assisted interventions in counseling practice.
She currently serves as the Director of the Equine-Assisted Counseling and Wellness Research Lab and Community Clinic, which is housed at the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Center. Dr. Schroeder also teaches undergraduate (Human-Animal Interactions; Equine-Assisted Mental Health) and graduate-level courses (Equine-Assisted Mental Health) in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.