CE Workshop_ Attention and 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: Cost $25.00 per CE. Plus $40.00 Certificate fee. Total Fee: $190.00

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 workshop as a hand out with speakers notes. These files will be e-mailed to you before the course begins.

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 improve their memory and attention. 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.

What you will learn: You will learn the basic concepts and terminology of the information processing model and its relevance to attention. Explore the terms neurogenesis and plasticity and their relationship to attention when using the Therapeutic Drawing Series. Plus, you will learn 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 applies to clients age 7 to 85, and how it offers a program to improve their attention and memory skills. You will be provided case studies that demonstrate how the DAT method has helped clients. Slides and Video’s will support the DAT method.

Enhancing Attention & Memory via Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy

Syllabus – 1st week 3Hr.

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. WE will also review a case study of a strike survivor who experienced the neglect syndrome. This client 84 years old and was able to read again after using the DAT methods in an altered form designed to accommodate her specific needs.

Syllabus – 2nd week 3Hr.

Introduction to the Visual Spatial Exercises The Therapeutic Drawing Series (TDS); Where they come from? Why are they important? How are they developmental and How are they implemented in 3 modes? Assessment tools, Monitoring you’r clients fatigue.

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