The Next Certification Training on the TTAP Method will take place on:

Saturday February 1 and Sunday February 2, 2020 at:

785 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains NY 10605

The training will offer 15 hours of CEU’s and cost $400.00 and a deposit of $200.00 is required at time of registering. Contact Dr. Levine Madori (via email) for registration form.

Participants will receive a TTAP Method newest publication, a Caregiver Manual and a Cognitive Rehabilitation Protocol Manual and 300 page Activity manual so that participants will be able to immediately implement a Therapeutic Thematic Approach in their areas of expertise.

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The TTAP Method® Certificate Course Level 1

Author and Trainer: Dr. Linda Levine-Madori, CTRS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Educational Manual for Completion of Certificate Training in
Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming
14 hours of Continuing Educational Credits (ceu’s) For any and all healthcare professionals including but not limited to: Nurses, CNA’s, Social Workers, Music/ Art/ Recreation Therapists, Administrators, Dieticians, Aides

TTAP Method Certification Trainings Nationally:

Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Center, Rockland NY 2015

Clark Retirement Community, Michigan, 2015

Fordham University School of Social Work, 2013

Pratt Institute, New York 2013

Signature Healthcare Facility, Kentucky, 2013

Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, 2013

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work- New York City- OCt 19-20, 2012

Ithaca Rehabilitation Hospital, New York, 2009

Edward Hospital, Chicago, 2010

American Art Therapy Association Pre conference Course 2010

Beth Abraham Health and Hospitals, all 6 facilitates (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester, Staten Island, Queens) 2011

New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association –pre conference course 2011

New York State Grant Office on Aging and Albany State University, 2011

Edward Hospital, Chicago, 2012

Andrus on Hudson, Hastings NY, 2012

Aging in America-2012 to be announced, if interested please sign up under subscribe tab.

Goals for the TTAP Method Certification Course

The purpose of this certificate course is to enable trainees to better understand the affect that the Arts/ Recreation Therapies have on the brain. Trainees will receive education on previous research related to brain plasticity, neural regeneration and the phenomena of cognitive reserve which demonstrate that positive changes in neural activity can be activated by visual, auditory, and sensory stimulation.

Additionally, the purpose of this certificate course is to educate trainees on how the TTAP Method® program provides stimulation to three distinct brain systems: the affective system, strategic system, and the recognition system. Trainees will understand how Blooms’ Taxonomy of Learning is incorporated into the TTAP Method® approach, as well as how each of the twelve steps of the TTAP Method® is designed and structured so as to stimulate the visual learner, the musical learner, linguistic learner, interpersonal learner, intrapersonal learner, kinesthetic, and spatial learner.

Participants will be provided with a 300 page manual and the documents needed to facilitate clear assessments, measurable goals and aide in reimbursement through concise program plans that prove to restore, remediate or rehabilitate through the TTAP method®

In order to complete the Certification in the TTAP Method® Level 1 Training, students will have achieved the following educational goals:

1. Brain functioning.

2. How the arts stimulate various brain regions.

3. The 9 steps of the TTAP Method®.

4. The link between Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning and the TTAP Method®.

5. Meeting social and emotional needs of elderly participants through TTAP Method®.

6. Designing and giving a TTAP Method art/recreation therapy session.

7. Leading a guided imagery.

8. The use of themes.

9. Types of themes and their purpose in TTAP Method®.

10. The importance of efficacy research

11. How to do research using the TTAP Method®

12. Where to publish the research done on the TTAP Method®

Interested Professionals’, Universities and Healthcare facilities may contact Dr. Levine Madori ( ask for a Free 20 page outline of the Certification Course. This course has been given in prestigious Universities and Colleges in both the United States and Europe. Additionally, recommendations can be provided by Facilitates and Professionals who have received the training.

Testimonials from Healthcare Administrators

New York State Office on Aging Stated “ The TTAP Method is not only a “best practice approach” but it must be stated that this is the first  “Active Treatment” method for caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Erin Purcell, Program Director, Office on Aging, New York State,2012.

Thanks to the implementation of the TTAP method, Bergen Regional Medical Center in New Jersey is now on the forefront in activities.  Dr. Linda Madori’s “Transcending Dementia through the TTAP Method” has brought knowledge to the Therapeutic Recreation Staff which has been enhanced the residents’ quality of life at BRMC. I also recommend this book for families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. This book provides a new approach on how to deal with this disease and the benefits of using the TTAP method.
Kristin Mullins, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Bergen Regional Hospital, 2012

“This book aligns with growing recognition that the same old same old no longer works in the face of the growing Alzheimer’s disease epidemic, and should help propel much-needed culture change.  Just as Dr. Levine Madori notes that “the expressive arts are a powerful teaching tool,” so is her book. Its compelling blend of research and practical, hands-on skills opens up the world of creative arts to both professionals and family caregivers. By emphasizing what people with dementia can do, the strength-based, person-centered TTAP Method offers a positive approach to care—and, moreover, hope—at a critical time.”
Carol Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and editor-in-chief of AFA’s care

“Brilliant and must reading for practitioners today. This is an important clinical text for anyone engaging with Alzheimer’s patients.  Dr. Madori has thoroughly researched her subject and made her case for the efficacy of the TAPP method.  Family caregivers would also benefit greatly from instruction in this approach.”  James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, Author; Take Your Oxygen First

“Inherent strengths of the publication include the author’s ability to share her expertise through numerous illustrations and examples; and the pedagogical features of the text – enumeration summaries of key points, figures support key narrative information, chapters are outlined and organized for quick reference and easy reading, and TTAP ideas are clearly presented and may be immediately incorporated into programming. The unique nature of the text is the presentation of creative arts with older adults – two minimized entities. Thus, this text fills a void in our professional literature as well as serving as a useful resource to several audiences.”
Marcia Jean Carter, Re.D., CPRP, CTRS, Associate Professor, Western Illinois University, book review in The American Therapeutic Recreation Journal

“Every administrator serving the healthcare industry recognizes the important balance between providing optimal care while keeping healthcare costs down. The TTAP Method has been proven here at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital to do just that! All staff on our Gero– psychiatric unit received TTAP Method 2-day Certification Training and within 6 months aggressive behaviors’, and falls were significantly decreased. The hospital calculated a 160,000.00 savings in direct healthcare costs after the first year!  We highly recommend reading Dr. Levine Madori’s first book The TTAP Method and her new book Transcending Dementia through the TTAP Method; A New Psychological Approach to Art, Brain and Cognition.”
Trish Jones-Bendel Chief Administrator, Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

Testimonials from Participants

An adult stated “I left inspired by the amount of research and innovative practices being done on behalf of people with Alzheimer’s disease. This gives ME hope!”

A family caregiver stated “the useful, practical information will assist me in compassionately understanding and caring for my mother. What a gift to us this conference has been!”

An administrator replied “thank you for a delightful and useful conference. I cannot wait to share and use that I learned with my staff.”

A guardian wrote “very interesting topics, great interactive presentations with relatable information, and hands-on practical tools.”

An activity professional replied “practical ideas from entertaining presenters.”

An experienced professional wrote “learning from the depth of knowledge from this caliber of professionals… and their ability to connect and communicate their research and innovations …will alter how I live my life and how I practice dementia care.”

A direct care worker wrote “thank you for the knowledge; I can deal with my patients more effectively now.”