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. email@example.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.
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.
Amen, Daniel, G. M.D.(1998) Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. NY,NY: Three Rivers Press.
Andrews Te(1992) How to Heal With Color St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publicatons
Arnheim, Rudolf (1966) Toward a Psychology of Art: Collected Essays. Arnheim, California:
University of California Press, 1966.
Arnheim, Rudolf (1968) Visual Thinking, London, England: University of California Press
Birren, Faber (1997) The Power of Color: How It Can Reduce Fatigue, Relieve Monotony,
Enhance Sexuality and More Citadel Press:
Breiling, Brian and Arglsle, Bethany (1996) Light Years Ahead: the illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum and Colored Light in Mindbody Healing, Berkley, California:
Celestial Arts Press
Del Giacco, Maureen, PhD, LCAT (2000) Del Giacco Art Therapy: A Missing Link in Cognitive Rehabilitation for the Neurologically Impaired. Albany, New York:
Del Giacco Art Therapy Institute.
Del Giacco, Maureen, PhD, LCAT (2006) The Neuro-Art Therapy Kit: Cognitive Rehabilitation,
Albany, New York: Del Giacco Creative Art Therapy, PLLC
Doidge, Norman, M.D (2007) The Brain That Changes Its Self. NY, NY: Penguin Books.
Glass, A. and Holyoak, K. (1986) Cognition: Introduction to Cognition, Second Edition. New York, New York: Newberry Award Records Inc., Random House.
Haier,J. Richard, Siegel, V. Benjamin, MacLaclan, Andrew, Soderling, Eric, Lottenberg, Stephen, Buchsbaum, Monte S., (1991) Regional glucose metabolic changes after learning a complex visuospatial/motor task: a positron emission tomographic study, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA (August 29, 1991)
Landgarten, B. Helen (1981) Clinical Art Therapy NY, NY: Taylor and Francis Group
Jean-G. Gehricke,1,2,* Frithjof Kruggel,3 Tanyaporn Thampipop,1,2 Sharina Dyan Alejo,1,2 Erik Tatos,1,2 James Fallon,4 and L. Tugan Muftuler5, (2017), The brain anatomy of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young adults – a magnetic resonance imaging study, PLoS One. 2017; 12(4): e0175433, Published online 2017 Apr 13. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175433
Jason Fletcher, Ph.D and Barbara Wolfe, Ph.D.,Published in final edited form as: J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2009 Sep; 12(3): 119–138.J Long-term Consequences of Childhood ADHD on Criminal Activities Ment Health Policy Econ., Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 Jul 16., PMCID: PMC3398051, NIHMSID: NIHMS386784, PMID: 19996475
Courtney A. Zulauf, Susan E. Sprich, Steven A. Safren, and Timothy E. Wilens,Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2014 Mar; 16(3): 436. The Complicated Relationship Between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorders, doi: 10.1007/s11920-013-0436-6
Jason Fletcher, Ph.D.and Barbara Wolfe, Ph.D. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2014 Mar; 16(3): 436.doi: 10.1007/s11920-013-0436-6, Long-term Consequences of Childhood ADHD on Criminal Activities,
Marian Tsanov and Denise Manahan-Vaughan,2008, Synaptic plasticity from visual cortex to hippocampus: Systems integration in spatial information processing.
International Graduate School of Neuroscience and Medical Faculty, Department of Experimental Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1073858408315655