CE Workshop: Improving Attention

Treatment is acceptable for many types of brain abnormalities, and is an excellent tool for working with clients in aTele-therapy setting.

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Workshop: June 20th & 27th, 9:00 – 12:00 EST LIVE ON LINE via Zoom Cost $25.00 per CE Plus $40.00 Certificate fee Total Fee: $190.50 or $125.00 w/o CE

mdelgiacco553@gmail.com or 518-248-2757

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


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What you will receive: You will become Certified in the Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy Methods, receive 6 Continuing Education Credits. Prior to the workshop you will receive 2 downloads, How to use The Therapeutic Drawing Series (TDS) with Assessment Tools and a copy of the workshop with speaker 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: ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disability, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease (early stages), Dementia, Addiction (related memory impairment).

The purpose of the course and what you will learn: How to improve attention and memory using the Therapeutic Drawing Series in a comprehensive program. In the first half of the course (3 HR) 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. You will learn the Information Processing Model of Attention from Cognitive Science. Then we will explore how important visual spatial encoding and decoding are to working memory, concentration and attention.

During the second half (3 Hr) we will explore the case study of a stroke survivor and her recovery story using art therapy and the Therapeutic Drawing Series. Then you will learn to implement the Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy Program using the three modes, Passive, Semi-active and Active. Each is implemented with very different levels to adjust the clients neurological spending. You will be provided tools created by educational specialists that will help you chart your clients entry level and their progress as they move through the DAT program.

Additionally, 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 (TDS).

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 (TDS). 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.

Syllabus – 2nd week 3Hr.

Introduction to the Therapeutic Drawings : Where did they come from? Why are they important? How are they developmental and how are they implemented in 3 modes? You will see videos discussing how to implement each mode. We will review Cognitive Science and the Attention Chart. You will learn how to implement our tools for monitoring you’r clients fatigue and measuring their progress. Additionally, I will share a case study of a stroke survivors recovery. You will learn important terms that relate to the DAT process.

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