The Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS)

30 Years of Assessment through Art

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All the Creative Arts & Play Therapy in One Event!

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Learn to Use the DDS

in Clinical Practice with Adolescents & Adults

Don't Miss this Opportunity!

at the Expressive Therapies Summit

For art therapists and other mental health professionals who wish to incorporate drawings into their assessment options, familiarity with the Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS), a standardized art interview of tested reliability and validity, is essential. The three-drawing DDS, originally designed for use by clinicians in adult psychiatric settings, has been studied continuously in an international collaborative research project for 30 years.


Graphic profiles typically seen in DDSs from different psychiatric groups will be emphasized in order to facilitate differential diagnosis between those with schizophrenia, major depression, borderline personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, bipolar disorder, dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. Cross-cultural research will also be reviewed.

Who Should Attend? Professionals and Graduate Students

• Arts Therapists

• Psychologists

• Counselors

• Social Workers

• Psychotherapists


All mental health professionals interested in assessment and diagnosis through art.

What You'll Learn on October 12 & 13, 2017

This intensive weekend workshop will teach participants how to administer and rate a DDS, and features a survey of research findings with an emphasis on their usefulness to the practicing clinician. The faculty will introduce a structure-based, trilevel approach to the image that enables participants to integrate research data with other information about the client’s pictures and art making process. A method of DDS report-writing for clinical settings will also be taught.

FACULTY


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 is medical director of psychosocial services at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. She is a Diagnostic Drawing Series teaching associate, providing training, and overseeing research. She was also a faculty member with Antioch Univ. Seattle for 10 years teaching assessment, research, and ethics.


Guest Faculty: Anne Mills & Barry M. Cohen

LCAT and NY State Social Work Credits

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