TAP is well known for the quality of the speakers who present to the ever growing audience of people interested in psychotherapy, counselling and emotional and physical health and well-being. From Counselling in the 21st century to past-life therapy; from homeopathy to neuroscience; working with children and adults, the LGBT communities and those bereaved - the range of subjects is wide and speakers expert. Our talks are attended by a wide variety of individuals including, social workers, teachers, counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses, clergy, doctors and people with a purely personal interest.
TAP believes that we have much to gain from sharing individual insights developed in a variety of settings. TAP offers an opening for people in the Taunton area to talk and hear about relevant material, theoretical and clinical. It also acts as a channel through which we can meet people from further afield whose ideas and work are of particular interest.
All talks are on Fridays at 7:45pm. Certificates for CPD are available.
Members of TAP can attend every talk free of charge, but non-members are very welcome. The charge at the door is £8 per person, £5 for the usual concessions (inc. students)
Reports on our talks and any handouts available will be uploaded to the BLOG page. Talks from previous years can be found on our Archives page.
New season programme of TAP Talks 2018/19
The next TAP Talk takes place on September 14th ‘18 when NICK & CORINNA WOOD speak on the subject of 'Working with clients on the autistic spectrum' It is becoming increasingly common for therapists to see clients who have an autistic spectrum condition such as Asperger’s syndrome. Therapists often find the work challenging and that traditional skills associated with listening therapies, such as maintaining eye contact, don’t appear productive. This talk looks at ASC from the viewpoint of the ‘sensory funnel’ and explores how knowledge of the condition and some core strategies can build a secure therapeutic relationship with a client for whom social interaction and relationships are normally difficult to experience and maintain. Nick is a BACP accredited therapist specialising in workplace and equalities issues. Corrina has a Masters in autism studies and is a freelance family support worker and trainer.
The latest Programme of Talks can be downloaded HERE but if you would like reminders and full details of upcoming talks why not join our mailing list? Email email@example.com or fill in the form on our Contact page.
TAP Talks in 2017/18 take place in the refurbished Friends Meeting House, 13 Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4EP. Parking is available in the public car park in The Crescent.
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