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Lindsey Collier

Brief Bio

Lindsey has experience at multiple levels of social work practice, ranging from providing specialized training and technical assistance for federally funded runaway and homeless youth programs to providing clinical services in rural community mental health settings. She is interested in understanding trauma and its impact on development through the lifespan, particularly in early childhood. Her lifetime of experience with horses and 13 years of work, study,& volunteering in the equine-assisted activities and therapies field have fostered a passion for exploring the therapeutic impact of human-animal interactions and research into the emerging field of equine-assisted therapy interventions to address trauma.


  • BS, Auburn University, 2010
  • MSSW, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015

Research Interests

  • Equine-Assisted Interventions
  • Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • Trauma
  • Child Development
  • Neuroscience