Enhancing your Relationship Workshop
While COVID-19 has kept everyone close to home, the lines between work and home have become increasingly blurred. With limited boundaries, and more time together, the challenges and pitfalls in relationships are ever present for many couples. We understand that couples’ therapy is not always attainable, either due to cost or time. The TAP Clinic is offering a series of psycho-education workshops on the utilization of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills to increase connection and strengthen your relationship. Though this service is not in-lieu of couples’ therapy, you will leave each workshop with attainable skills you can use immediately in your relationship.
The Enhancing Your Relationship Workshop is a series that is on-going that will be held live, with the opportunity to ask questions from the presenter at the end. You and your partner are welcome to enroll in one or more sessions, and you can do so as a couple or as an individual. The cost per workshop is $50 per individual or $75 per couple. We are offering sliding scale spots, please inquire.
Becoming a Better Listener with Nicole Turner, LMFT
Thursday, February 18th, 7:30 to 8:30 pm (Held Online)
Listening effectively demonstrates our care and concern for our partner in the moment, and over time,
will strengthen the relationship. By increasing our skills of effective listening, we allow for increased
vulnerability and openness within our relationship. This psychoeducation workshop will teach
participants the elements of improved listening, including the basics of body language as well as the
importance of being in the moment. The workshop will include a focus on mindfulness, which is a key
component to being present focused and is necessary to the art and skill of listening.
The Essential Skill of Validation with Nicole Turner, LMFT
Date & Time TBD
Building off of the Becoming a Better Listener psychoeducation workshop, this workshop will teach
participants how to respond to our partners’ bids for connection. Listening effectively is the first step,
but responding with care and concern that communicates understanding is a skill in and of itself. During
this workshop, participants will learn what validation is and is not, as well as how to validate more
consistently and effectively.
Turning Towards your Relationship with Nicole Turner, LMFT
Date & Time TBD
This psychoeducation workshop will teach participants how to increase quality of time, since increasing
quantity is unlikely to solve the difficulties in the relationship. Too often we miss opportunities in our
day to connect with our partner. Alternatively, we expect that in order to connect, we must put aside a
significant amount of time whether via date nights or weekends away. Relationships are complex and so
too are our lives, therefore we must find novel ways to enhance and grow our connection whilst living
through a pandemic.