I report on the TAP Conference where I sold LOADS of copies of DABHD!!!
Originally posted on No more wriggling out of writing ......:
On Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the Annual Spring Conference organised by the Taunton Association for Psychotherapy (TAP). This year’s theme was depression and the day was marketed as ‘Dialogues Around Depression’ – a title which reflected the different speaker’s approaches to the subject. It is a Conference open to anyone interested in the human mind and the way in which we relate to the world, and this year there were representatives from across the therapy spectrum – from homeopaths to NHS Nurse Specialists.
And me. I rarely understand any of the jargon the specialist field of psychology can employ, and have only managed to stay for the first hour of the Conference in previous years…
But that is not for want of trying, because I am actually the Administrator for TAP, a role I take as a freelancer to help support my main job as a writer. TAP was founded over 26 years ago and in addition to the conference it offers ‘an annual programme of diverse and stimulating evening talks given by people from a wide professional and geographical field on the theme of psychological understanding.’ They are a grand lot and I recommend you check out the website at www.taplimited.org.uk. But my involvement with them has highlighted to me how wide is the field of psychology and how different are the many approaches to depression and anxiety.