Art Therapy with Older Adults
Erica Curcio, LMHC, ATR, Program Director at Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline, MA and private practice.
Wed January 16th - From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Providence House
180 Corey Rd
Brighton MA , 02135 Directions
This course will enhance a Care Manager’s knowledge of Art Therapy as an alternative approach to care for older adults. Care Managers will learn the effectiveness of art therapy and challenges that can arise when providing art therapy services for older adults. They will also learn about the benefits art therapy can have on a client's self-esteem and overall well-being, as well as the power of connection. Care Managers will learn how to identify if art therapy services would be right for their client. There will also be a portion of time where the care managers will have the opportunity to explore what it is like to participate in an art therapy group.
- Attendees will gain a greater understanding of art therapy (15 min)
- Identify three benefits of art therapy for older adults (15 min)
- Learn how to determine if art therapy is the right approach for their client (15 min)
- Attendees will gain a better understanding of the benefit of an art therapy group (15 min)
- Questions and Answers (15 minutes)
Erica Curcio is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor offering in-home Art Therapy Services to Older Adults living in the Greater Boston area. She specializes in older adults’ mental health, supporting them with challenges related to aging, memory loss, identity, anxiety, and depression. Her clientele is comprised of mostly seniors over the age of 65.
Erica has extensive experience working therapeutically with older adults in various geriatric settings. Currently she works as the Program Director at Goddard House Assisted Living Community in Brookline, MA. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator. These skills uniquely qualify her to work with clients experiencing memory loss. She is committed to building an open, therapeutic relationship with older clients to help them process the changes involved with aging.