LCAT CE Workshop

Workshop Title: Enhancing Attention: through Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy (DAT) 

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

Contact: mdelgiacco553@gmail.com or 1-877-227-5177

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

Workshop: LIVE ON LINE via Zoom –  10:00 Am -12:00 PM. Dates: 03/28, 04/04, 04/11, 04/18 & 04/25 for 10 CE.

The workshop is  designed for: Licensed Creative Arts Therapists and Licensed Professionals that are interested in art therapy and how it affects attention.

The purpose of the course:In this workshop we will look at how ADHD/ADD (a brain abnormality) may be helped using the process of neurogenesis and plasticity. 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.

What you will learn: You will learn the basic concepts of the information processing model and its relevance to attention, the basic concepts and terms neuro genesis and plasticity and how using the Therapeutic Drawing Series assists the client with improved attention and reduces stress.

Syllabus – 1st week 2Hr

ADHD/ADD its nature and consequences, Neurogenesis, Plasticity, Information Processing Model of Encoding and Decoding.

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? Case Studies.

Syllabus – 3rd week 2 Hr

Assessment tools, how to use the 3 stages of the Therapeutic Drawing Series. Monitoring your client for 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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