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Computer Graphic Therapy

Computer Graphic Therapy

The TGD (computer graphic Therapy), created by the author of this work, use as a communication tool between patient and therapist the elaboration of images produced using programs for photo editing.  Arises also aims to slow down, where possible, the decay of the cognitive functions of the patient in their approach to certain diseases, through stimulus aimed at reinforcement of endogenous exogenous attention, empathy, memory, attention, reasoning and creative ability.



  1. Retouching fot
    ograficoQuando using this medium, the therapist uses his technical skills to edit images to delete parts of these holding could damage or dull what is sending with them. Or adds elements that emphasize his intentions. In other cases, Furthermore, retouch photographs allows you to change aspects that otherwise could lead the patient to a erroneous decoding subjective reality. It may happen, for example, that in the view of images that portray him during a trip that proved gratified, the elderly can be induced to associate in a distorted memories to the mood he had that day at the sight of some wrinkles on his face or shadows, especially if his memory is no longer efficient.
  2. Selection of sequenzeI
    l therapist, after creating your pictures-or having simply choices-decides the order in which it will present to the patient, taking into account the communicative power that these choices have. In fact, in the selection of sequences, the contents of an image can be disproved, relativized, contextualized or confirmed by those that follow one another, as well as by the global observation of the presentation as a whole.  The selection of images can also be made by the patient; in that case, it will be important to allow him to display a large number of images from the content varied, both for iconography that for emotional value. Such images should also be viewed next to each other in a size large enough that it can be read.
  3. VisivoConsiste field in the contestua
    lizzante enlargement management mechanisms that come into play in the selection of sequences (contextualization, confirm, deny) but through using the zoom tool: starting from an area your choice of image, enlarged to fill the screen, gradually increasing it makes visible a section.
    It is important to note that many mental disorders the processes mentioned above have little or no use, so the main goal of this exercise is to transfer them from the setting to the daily life of the subject.
  4. Editing or creating photo-collages to more
    livelliSfrutta the possibility that offer photo-editing programs to create images where the different elements are placed on different levels and stackable;  what belongs to a level (conceivable as a sheet of clear plastic on which to join one or more elements including appear those underlying layers) can be modified independently of the others.

Using this tool, the therapist, using his personal and the more vast and varied collection of items that will be clipped in digital and an equally large collection of backgrounds, can quickly create photo collage designed specifically to communicate and interact with a particular patient, which in turn may decide to delete or modify the image elements, as well as add new
ones. Also, be patient to build the photo-collage of departure by selecting the items.
 In all cases, if your condition allows it and he wants it, the patient may also comment and develop verbally creatively both his compositions and selections that those of the therapist.
In conclusion, the author states that the modern digital tools, that, for example, also allow you to approach the virtual painting as 3D animated programs to create contexts and characters have a wide selection of possible interventions for facilitate the relationship between patient and therapist. As long as the context of the speech remains protected and reserved for the cure of the subject area without necessarily compromise artistic ambitions.

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