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Thursday, November 5 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Diagnostic Drawing Series Training: 30 Years of Assessment through Art - Day 1

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ROOM 711

Day 1 of a 2-Day Training Intensive

Participants must register for both days to attend

The Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS) is a standardized three-picture art interview developed in 1982 by art therapist Barry M. Cohen. Not tied to any particular psychological or theoretical model, the DDS was the first art assessment to be systematically correlated with the nomenclature of the DSM. It can be administered individually and in groups with psychiatric and medical populations, where its use has been recommended or required by JCAHO and other authorities. The varied task structure of a DDS elicits valuable content, structural, and process information that, together, can inform clinicians as to the strengths and psychopathology of the subject.

Each of the pictures in the Series is rated for the presence of a total of 23 attributes that lead the trained rater toward an evidence-based assessment. DDSs have been collected and grouped according to the DSM diagnoses of subjects. Studies of the pictures in the diagnostic groups have revealed statistically significant graphic profiles. These graphic profiles show specific commonalities within each diagnostic group and specific distinguishing differences between diagnostic groups. After 30 years of international clinical use and empirical research, evidence has accrued that the DDS and the DDS Rating Guide are highly reliable and valid instruments. The DDS also provides a rich source of material for treatment planning.

The DDS is designed for use with people 13 years and older.

Please Note: There is an additional $20 notebook fee for this 2-Day Training Intensive.

Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS

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Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR

Medical Director of Psychosocial Services, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Kathryn Johnson, PhD, ATR, is an art therapist and licensed psychologist with 20+ years' experience working in psychiatric and medical facilities. She is a psychologist at the Everett Clinic, where she provides therapy, psychological evaluation, and neuropsychological testing. Kathryn... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)