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Empowering Caregivers Online

with art therapist Ikuko Acosta

Monday, November 23, 2020
5:30 PM–6:30 PM

Caregiving for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can leave you feeling powerless, faced with constant responsibilities and limited personal freedom. Even professional caregivers experience stress and burnout. How can you find empowerment amid these challenges?

This special session of Empowering Caregivers offers a peek into the benefits of art therapy for caregivers. Ikuko Acosta, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at New York University joins participants in taking a detailed look at works from the Rubin’s collection and practicing new techniques for using art as a conduit for self-expression, self-esteem, and resilience’.

This event is intended for caregivers and not for persons with dementia.

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Empowering Caregivers is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

About the presenter

Ikuko Acosta, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT

Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program, New York University

Ikuko has been involved in the field of Art Therapy for the past 37 years as an art therapist and art theory educator. Her clinical expertise is with the adult psychiatric population, worked with a diagnostic team in the Admissions Unit in a County Psychiatric hospital in NJ. Her main research interest is to develop an aesthetically based pictorial analysis within a framework of psychodynamic approach.

Ikuko has been active in promoting cross cultural application of art therapy worldwide, and has been presenting and teaching in more than 20 countries over the past 25 years.

Ikuko’s most recent funded research, a collaboration with the Parkinson’s Unit at Langone Medical Center focused on the Impact of creative experience on the people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Free with RSVP

Attendees will be emailed a link to connect.