Recently, Roseann Bennett who is the co-founder of the Center for Assessment and Treatment, added a new service to her impressive offerings: canine assisted therapy. Bennett, who has over ten years of experience in the mental health field, has helped thousands of patients over that time and is now offering additional support through Canine Assisted Therapy.
This type of therapy has only been around since the late 70s and is not very common, especially depending on the area. Canine-Assisted Therapy tends to be especially helpful with kids and the elderly, though anyone could benefit from it. Roseann Bennett has a therapy dog named Jack who assists patients with their emotional needs. Basically, Jack interacts with patients and helps them to relax and regulate their emotions, which makes the therapy process much easier on both the therapist and the patient.
It has long been established that dogs can have many benefits for people including lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety, helping a person to release endorphins, which makes them feel good, just to name a few. So, it’s really no surprise that using dogs in therapy can be greatly beneficial.
She added Canine-Assisted Therapy in Bennet’s repertoire of innovative methods, but still Bennett has no intentions of eradicating conventional methods to help her patients deal with anxiety, depression, overcome fears, deal with trauma, and more. One great thing about the Center for Assessment and Treatment is that they receive no funding to offer their services and their goal is to help people live healthier lives and to help get rid of the stereotypes surrounding mental health. Visit This Page for more information.