Nicola Demonte, MA, MLA

Community-Based Services

Nicola Demonte joined ACP as a Mental Health Practitioner. Prior to arriving at ACP, Professor Demonte joined the Saint Xavier University Psychology Department as a full-time faculty member in August 2015. He earned his BS in psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 1995, an MA in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in 1998, and a Master of Liberal Arts in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University in 2004. In 1998, Demonte received a Carnegie Mellon Grant to conduct research and teach at Loyola University's Rome Center in Italy. In 2002, he served as a teacher's assistant at Harvard College. Prior to joining Saint Xavier, Demonte taught courses at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, and the College of DuPage. He brings over 18 years of experience in mental health, apart from his contributions to higher education and the field of psychotherapy.

Professor Demonte has taught courses such as abnormal psychology, behavior management, adulthood and aging, and art therapy. He is dedicated to research, teaching, and advising his students and assisting them in publishing works that contribute to the scientific discipline of psychology. Professor Demonte's current research focuses on examining the connections of autobiographical memory to mindfulness, applications of creative interventions in medical and psychiatric settings, and understanding the role of creativity in psychological assessment to aid in the healing process. Professor Demonte has worked with a wide range of clients that include people that suffer from Alzheimer's, brain injuries, eating disorders, depression, developmental disorders, and veterans with PTSD. He has served on the Medical Resource Council for Gilda's Club Board of Directors and is a member of the Royal Society for Public Health. Please see below for selected publications.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Health and psychotherapy
  • Art, Creativity, and Music Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Tests and Measurements


  • Mental Health Practitioner


  • Master of Liberal Arts, History of Art and Architecture (MLA) - Harvard University
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology (MA) - Roosevelt University
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology (BS) - Loyola University, Chicago

Selected Publications:

  • Demonte, N. (2016). "The Mind-Body Problem and DSM-5," The Association for Medical Humanities International Journal, July 6, 2016, 29-30.
  • Demonte, N. (2016). "A Medical Autobiography of Frida Kahlo," The Association for Medical Humanities International Journal, July 6, 2016, 21.
  • Demonte, N. (2016). "Art and the Brain. Seattle," WA: CS Publishing.
  • Demonte, N., & Ritchie, T. D. (2015). "Music as an Expression of Self: Autobiography in the Context of Medical, Neurological, and Mental Disorders in: Music, Emotions, Autobiographical Memory," an interdisciplinary approach. Edited by Strollo and Romano, Liguori.
  • Harvard Art Museums Special Collections (2014). "Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes at the Harvard Art Museums," Cambridge, Mass.

Selected Presentations:

  • McAllister, M. Lee Brien, D. Goodman, B. & Demonte, N. (June 2017). Ssh. Quiet Please! Artists at work in this hospital zone. 11th Conference of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu), University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • Demonte, N. (October 2015). "Effects of Music Therapy on Memory in Neurological Patients," Paper presented at the Music and Movement as Process and Experience Conference, University College London, Royal Academy of Dance, London, United Kingdom.
  • M.R. Strollo, P. Vittoria, A. Romano, A. J. M. Van den Tol, N. Demonte (2014). "Music, Body, Words and Education: A Pilot Study for the 7th International Conference of Education," Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.
  • Demonte, N. (1998). "Print Media and Art in Germany" (1928-1945), Paper presented to the medical faculty at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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