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Jacobson, Eric – Online Submission, 2009
Del Giacco Art Therapy is a cognitive art therapy process that focuses on stimulating the mental sensory systems and working to stabilize the nervous system and create new neural connections in the brain. This system was created by Maureen Del Giacco, Phd. after recovering from her own traumatic brain injury and is based on extensive research of…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Dementia, Anatomy, Brain
Del Giacco, Maureen – Online Submission, 2011
The primary purpose of Del Giacco's Neuro-Art Therapy is to help the client regenerate the sensory system at a decoding/encoding (for our purposes we use the two words interchangeably) levels in the brain while using developmental visual spatial exercises or the Therapeutic Drawing Series (TDS). The specialty of Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy (DAT)…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Processes, Art Therapy, Visual Perception
Del Giacco, Maureen – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of my paper is to identify the difference between psychotherapy and art therapy. Then to introduce a technique within the field of art therapy that is relevant to neuro-plasticity Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy. The paper identifies the importance of the amygdala and the hippocampus within the role of art therapy. Supporting…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Del Giacco, Maureen – Online Submission, 2010
In this writing related to neuro-plasticity, we are shown that changes in the brain can occur with repeated use of sensory stimuli, with both visual and motor interventions. Keeping these important scientific contributions in mind, I will briefly summarize why the choice of the arts-based DAT method of psychotherapy over traditional verbally based…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Memory, Brain, Psychotherapy