We are sorry to announce the cancellation of the 2020 TAP Annual Conference
It is with regret that the Committee has had to announce the cancellation due to the low take-up of bookings. For those of you already booked and paid, please contact our Administrator with your bank details for refunds.
2019 Conference 'De-Mystifying Trauma' a huge success! We are thrilled to say that this year's conference, held on 30th March, was a great success. John Henden and Dr Robert Sharpe gave contrasting buyt complementary presentations on the subject of trauma, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
For a full write-up of the day see our 'Blog' page.
TAP Conference 2018 - 'We are all body psychotherapists' with Nick Totton 'Informative', 'inspirational', 'stimulating' & a day of networking opportunities
We are thrilled to say that this year's TAP Conference was a roaring success. A large number of professionals from many different fields came together to hear high profile speaker and author Nick Totton speak, and the hospitality provided by Taunton Racecourse was as always, second to none. For a full write-up of the day see our blog page HERE.
Our 2017 Conference took place on 18th MARCH 2017.
Called 'Cutting Edge Connections Between Spirituality and Psychotherapy' it featured two eminent speakers, Melody Cranbourne-Rosser and Larry Culliford who gave interesting presentations and took workshops with more than 70 attendees
A full report will be available on the blog shortly, but int he meantime the speakers have made their presentations available for download on this website.
Melody Cranbourne-Rosser - Spiritual competence and psychotherapeutic practice: necessity or nonsense? Download HERE
Larry Culliford - The Psychology of Spirituality. Download HERE
TAP Conference 2016
We are sorry to announce that the TAP Conference 2016 due to take place on 21st May has had to be cancelled.
This is a great disappointment to the Council as a lot of hard work had gone into the organisation of what is usually a very popular event.
2017 Conference planning is already underway, so do keep checking , or send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on our mailing list.
Annual Conference 2015 another great success!
The annual TAP Conference took place on Saturday 16th May 2015 and it was a huge success, drawing more than 80 delegate to hear Zoe Lodrick (left) and Fay Maxted (right) talk on the theme of 'Healing the Trauma of Sexual Abuse. Both were introduced by former TAP Council member Angela McCormack (centre), herself an expert on the subject.
To read the full report of the day visit our blog HERE. The official Conference Feedback Report can be viewed and downloaded HERE.
We would like to thank Fay, Zoe and Angela for making it such a memorable day.
Spring Conference 2014
Sat. 3rd May 2014 9.15am-4.45pm
Loss and Significant Change
John Bowlby introduced Attachment Theory to the world of psychotherapy in the 1950’s, and it has never left ‘centre stage’. By combining the innovative methodology of Mary Salter Ainsworth, it has been able to withstand the test of time, leading to the quote by Martin Seager (a recent TAP conference speaker) that, ‘Attachment Theory is probably the best attested concept in psychology’. However the developmental work has never stood still, and as John Bowlby wished, the theory should be regarded as a concept on which to build. New perspectives and research are influencing the current direction of the theory, which will increasingly affect the work we do as therapists.
Our speakers at the conference were;
Sir Richard Bowlby: - who gave us a unique insight into his Father’s work. Dr Una McCluskey: - who presented clinical applications to demonstrate how modern Attachment Theory is being used today.
You can access Dr McCluskey's presentation HERE and additional information on the Theory of Interaction HERE
Dialogues Around Depression Concerns, Critiques and Solutions
Depression continues to blight the lives of millions. In recent years CBT has become the 'treatment of choice' by NICE and is now integral to the IAPT programme. But is it the only way? How does it compare with other modes of therapy? Is treatment more about the therapeutic relationship or the technique? How do you decide what is best for your clients or patients?
Depression: from a medicalised to a psychologically minded approach.
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