Professional CE Workshop for Memory

Enhancing Attention & Memory via Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy

Workshop: LIVE ON LINE via Zoom  Date: to be determined. Seating is limited to 20 participants. mdelgiacco553@gmail.com.

Maureen C. Del Giacco, Ph.D., LCAT, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Certified Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialist, Founder Del Giacco’s Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC and Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy Therapeutic Process.

New York State Approved Continuing Education Provider for LCAT: # CAT-0053.

What you will receive: 2 free down loads, a copy of the Therapeutic Drawing Series (TDS) as a PDF file and a copy of the e-book Del Giacco’s Art Therapy and the Therapeutic Drawing Series: A missing Link in Cognitive Rehabilitation for the Neurologically Impaired, 4th Edition, 2000, M.Del Giacco, Ph.D., 181 pages. Assessments are provided within the ebook.

The workshop is  designed for: Licensed Creative Arts Therapists and Licensed Professionals that are interested in art therapy and how it affects memory and attention. Or any qualified individual working for a facility that utilizes memory programs. Qualified persons refers to certified or licensed individuals with experience working with populations who have brain abnormalities.

The purpose of the course: Is to provide a program that has proven world wide to be successful in helping clients. In this workshop we will look at how many populations with brain abnormalities have benefited from using the Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy (DAT) process. The DAT process focuses on neurogenesis and plasticity via the information processing model for encoding and decoding visual information. Clients who have benefited form the DAT program: Traumatic brain injury, ADHD, Stroke, Dementia, Brain Tumors and some Sensory Processing issues. You will leave with the tools you need to implement the Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy Program.

Since 2000 Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy has over the world. Here is a client with a Traumatic Brain Injury discussing how he used the Therapeutic Drawing Series to help his reasoning and planning. The client and therapist is from Cape Town South Africa. Video shown with approval from both client & therapist.

What you will learn: You will learn the basic concepts of the information processing model and its relevance to attention. Explore the terms neurogenesis and plasticity and their relationship to using the Therapeutic Drawing Series. Plus how using the TDS improves attention and reduces stress.

We will be exploring how changes in the brain may occur with repeated use of specific sensory stimuli. The DAT exercises use the Therapeutic Drawing Series via color, line, visual and find motor movement to excite and grow both neurons and dendrites.  

Additionally, we will explore how the DAT process has helped clients ages 7 to 85 improve their attention. You will be provided case studies to demonstrate how the DAT method has helped a wide range of clients over a 20 years period. 

It would follow that Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy used in a developmental approach would be of significant benefit to those who need help with focusing. The process is flexible and highly adaptable to each person’s needs. The DAT methods may be a hidden treasure to a multitude of clients who experience attention deficits and emotional challenges related to the stress and frustration of poor attention.

Syllabus – 1st week 2Hr.

We will explore the theory behind the Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy method as it relates to neurogenesis, plasticity and an information processing model of attention. Then we will look at how these relate to the mechanism’s of attention when implementing the bottom’s up and top down attributes of the Therapeutic Drawing Series . Additionally, you will watch a video of man who’s left side of his brain grew larger to accommodate the loss of the right side of his brain and then became and artist. Case Study

Syllabus – 2nd week 2Hr

Introduction to the Visual Spatial Exercises, The Therapeutic Drawing Series (TDS), Where they come from? Why are they important? How are they developmental? How are they implemented in 3 modes? Case Study.

Syllabus – 3rd week 2 Hr

Assessment tools, how to use the 3 stages of the Therapeutic Drawing Series. Monitoring you’r clients fatigue.

Syllabus – 4th week 2 Hr

How to implement the TDS and use the Cognitive Range of Motion Exercise for mental dexterity.

Syllabus – 5th week 2 Hr

Creating a treatment Plan. Bring a case study to discuss I will use 4 submissions for class presentation on how you would implement the DAT methods with a client.

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