Roseann Bennett is an American licensed marriage and family therapist. Roseann Bennett attended Seton Hall University where she graduated with a BA and EDS degrees. She is also a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. Roseann Bennett has over ten years of experience in family therapy. She worked for Cambridge Behavioral Health before co- founding the Center for Assessment and Treatment in 2009. She is also the executive director at the Center for Assessment and Treatment. Roseanne Bennett works with clients in the home working with adolescents and their families. Roseann has been recognized by her peers for her expertise and currently serves as the president of the Northern Chapter of New Jersey Association of marriage and family therapy.
Roseann Bennett has started a unique kind of treatment for her clients. It is called Canine- Assisted Therapy”. Roseanne came upon this revelation during her work with children. She saw that the dog provides children with a safety net, makes them feel accepted, and not judged. Bennett has a special therapy dog named Jack that they use at the Center for Assessment and Treatment.
Jack is used to help the client relax and put their guard down. Sometimes people get confused between a therapy dog and a service dog. A service dog helps people with physical needs and a therapy dog is holistic approach its main function is to address emotional issues. The use of therapy dogs is not knew it was actually first done by a chaplain in 1976 but the dog was not officially titled a therapy dog at this time. Visit This Page to learn more.
Therapy dogs can help anyone but children benefit the most because the dog helps to reduce anxiety which a lot of kids suffer from especially at school. Usually most of the anxiety comes from having to do task like standing up in front of the class and reading. Roseanne Bennett noticed that when a dog is around while the child is reading he or she tends to read better.
Depressed people benefit from therapy dogs as well because it is difficult to maintain depression when their a dog they’re giving you love and affection on a consistent basis. This low depression and low stress level then cause positive effects on the body such as lowering blood pressure and physical pain. Bennett strives in many ways to help clients and is truly an innovator in the field of family therapy.