Rosann Bennett established the Center for Assessment and Treatment to meet the outpatient therapy needs patients in New Jersey. Established in 2010, the Center for Assessment and Treatment seeks to help patients of all backgrounds come to grips with the difficult events in their lives and establish a sense of peace, and in addition to Rosann Bennett’s blog and treatment resources, The Center for Assessment and Treatment has added a new tool to its mental health arsenal, a therapy dog named Jack.
Canine Assisted Therapy is a complementary practice to traditional therapy. The use of animals in a therapeutic setting is based upon the biophilia theory developed by Edward O. Wilson, who believed that people naturally seek a connection with nature, and will respond positively to other animals. Within a therapy setting, a certified therapy dog can be a comforting presence by providing a physical touch and a calming presence and can often reduce patient stress, curb their anxiety, and give traditional therapies a gentle push.
Canine Assisted Therapy has shown effectiveness in patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Rosann Bennett is excited to bring Canine Assisted Therapy and Jack into the practice. Becoming a therapy dog isn’t easy and requires many months of specific training after traditional obedience classes. Jack, after a lot of work, earned his certificate in July and has been excited to get to work. Read This Article for related information.
When not at the Center, Jack lives with Rosann and Todd Bennett, playing with their own child and has become an integral part of their family. Keeping Jack well socialized with children will bring an extra tool for struggling children and their families and allow Rosann Bennett and the Center for Assessment and Treatment to successfully help more patients.
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