Therapy and the brain
An essential introductory experiential workshop for any counsellor or therapist working with clients with emotional and/or physical health problems.
Saturday, 8th June, 9.30am–4pm, The Academy: S.P.A.C.E. The Coach House, 1A Filey Street, Sheffield, S10 2FF.
People with common emotional and physical health problems like anxiety, depression, stroke, head injury or multiple sclerosis frequently experience cognitive difficulties. This workshop introduces neuropsychological processes and ways of working with cognitive impairments. It will:
- Raise your awareness of basic brain architecture.
- Introduce you to key cognitive domains (e.g. attention, memory, executive functioning).
- Discuss how common cognitive difficulties affect relationships, including with the therapist.
- Explore how cognitive impairments affect and limit coping strategies in day to day living.
- Explore strategies and tools that can help improve everyday function in people with cognitive problems and increase engagement with therapy.
This event will be followed by seminars/workshops on neuropsychological aspects of developmental trauma, the limbic system, dementias, stroke and acquired brain injury.
This workshop has received excellent feedback when it was run in Manchester for Catalyse (2014-2015), in Derby for the British Association of Art Therapists (2016) and for The Academy S.P.A.C.E (2014 and 2017).
- “Great mix of different learning/presentation styles-kept my interest” “Really interesting topic, thought-provoking seminar”
- “Generally highly engaging and informative – thanks very much”
- “So much valuable information...for personal knowledge and professional practice”
- “Pete and Emma were very dynamic, knowledgeable and enjoyable to observe and work with”
Who are we?
Dr Emma Taylor is an independent Clinical Psychologist and qualified CAT therapist with 25 years of clinical experience. She has worked in NHS hospital and community settings with adults with mental health problems, acquired brain injury, dementia, and other neurological diseases. Emma was a lecturer for Guy’s Medical School, the Open University, and has taught on Doctoral Clinical Psychology Courses.
Dr. Pete Walpole is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in a regional NHS Clinical Neuropsychology Department. He has psychodynamic training, a post-doctoral Diploma in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology and the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology. He teaches regularly on doctorate Clinical Psychology courses and elsewhere in the NHS. He specialises in neuropsychological differential diagnosis, particularly of dementias and with people presenting with cognitive difficulties with no clear aetiology.
Workshop fee - £100. Concessions may be available; please talk to us.
For queries and booking form, please contact Jade@taylored-psychology.co.uk.