In this practical and in-depth two-day course, that would be of value to psychotherapists, psychologists, health care professionals and CBT practitioners, Professor Stephen Briggs explains the time-limited approach of TAPP (Time-limited Adolescents and Young Adults Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) – a distinctive, brief (20 sessions), manualised, dynamic therapy model developed at Tavistock Clinic’s Adolescent Department. The model has been specifically developed for working therapeutically with young people across the child / adult divide (14 – 25 years).
TAPP innovatively combines a psychodynamic approach with a psycho-social focus on the experiences of transitions in contemporary social contexts. It incorporates a problem solving approach through active client participation in contracting and reviewing.
TAPP has the capacity to meet the needs of young people experiencing a wide range of difficulties during the adolescent and early adult years. Experience shows that the model is particularly relevant for young people who have:
Drawing on his work at Tavistock Clinic and using a psychodynamic framework, Professor Briggs elucidates the therapeutic implications for practitioners working with young people; explaining in detail how we can recover a young person’s capacity to meet developmental challenges. The two-day course uses theoretical discussions and case vignettes to explain the value and challenges of a time-limited approach.
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