Roseann Bennett, a therapist and counselor in Hackettstown New Jersey, has recently begun using an alternative and innovative form of therapy for her Center for Assessment and Treatment. Although she still implements traditional forms of cognitive therapy for both children and adults, the use of “Canine Assisted Therapy” has become another tool for her to help her clients. Her four legged canine therapy dog “Jack” has been a great asset to all different types of people she sees. Roseann is a believer that nontraditional therapeutic techniques have a place for her client’s needs.
Bennett realized that there is a strong need for ongoing outpatient treatment that many couldn’t afford. Due to this need, she formed and co-founded the Center for Assessment and Treatment in the recent years. Since she is able to fund the center as she sees fit for her clients in all aspects, she therefore isn’t subject to the same bureaucracy that many companies face when they receive outside funding. This allows the Center to become what Roseann and her husband wish it to be without the influence and pressure from investors.
Roseann and her husband, who also is the co-founder of the Center, believe in therapeutic, nontraditional treatment for her clients. Bennett has studied and learned the scientific research that shows the symbiotic relationship that humans and animals have with one another. She uses the aforementioned therapy dog Jack as another part of her treatment “team.” Jack has gone through extensive training beginning from when he was just a 15 week old puppy! He has recently completed all necessary steps to becoming a certified therapy dog.
The impacts that Roseann Bennett sees comes primarily from her younger clients. For example, she uses Canine Therapy specifically to calm children who fall under the spectrum of Autism. It also can be used to teach children about social interaction. The use of Canine Assisted Therapy isn’t something you can learn every day in a traditional classroom setting in school which makes it innovative and unique. Go Here for additional information.