Shannon Gallogly MPS, ATR, LAT
Creative Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist
Creative art therapy in a neurocognitive disorder setting helps patients to cope with the experience. It allows them to take an active part in their own healing. Art therapy places the value on expressive arts as a tool for insight and discovery. Making art does not require words to express feelings. It engages the right side of the brain, the part of the brain responsible for intuitive, creative and imaginative impulses. Developmentally, this works well for neurocognitive patients because art making reveals their internal experience in a safe, secure way.
My theoretical approach is rooted in psycho-dynamic theory. I follow family systems when working in a family therapy session. I and the client contextualize ecological factors such as cultural identities, variations of human sexuality, diversity, spirituality, and the impact of social development. Emphasis is placed on patients' verbal and non-verbal styles of communication for their treatment process. The overall intervention is the growth of the individual as he/she/they/them pass through tasks of life.
I am currently accepted under the Oregon Health Plan for insurance.
Aegis Senior Living
February 2021- Present
Resident Care Director
• Assisted Living and Memory Care
April 2018 - January 2021
Director of Programming
• Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing population
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
July 2018 - March 2018
• Assisted Living and Memory Care population
Atria Senior Living
July 2017 - July 2018
Memory Care Director
• Alzheimer's and Dementia population
August 2013- May 2015
• Art Therapy Graduate Program, MPS Masters of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creative Development
San Francisco State University
August 2008- May 2013
• Bachelor of Arts – Studio Art major dual emphasis in Painting and Sculpture