Certificate in Transactional Analysis - TA 101

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Counsellors and trainees
£120 for a weekend of training
Kensington House Counselling, 15 St Mary's Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1JW

An introduction to key concepts and methods in Transactional Analysis (TA)

There are no entry requirements to attend this course. It's really for everyone, both therapists and their clients can benefit from learning about themselves and others, and how this learning can help in living a better life and to relate to others more satisfyingly.  

The TA101 is a two-day course; it is internationally recognised and follows a standardised syllabus. You will find the full specifications on the website of the European Association for Transactional Analysis: www.eatanews.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Section-4-TA-101.pdf

Training goals

The purpose of the TA 101 is to provide an introduction and overview of TA, its philosophy, approaches, theories and models.

Projected learning outcomes

On completion, you will be familiar with the concepts of the ego-states, script, games, rackets and transactions, as well as the philosophy and history of TA. You will be able to apply basic TA concepts to problem-solving and able to classify a range of interpersonal behaviours and processes using basic TA concepts.

On completion of the course

You will be awarded a validation certificate issued by the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis, the professional body for TA in the UK. This training will count as twelve hours of Continuous Professional Development for most professional bodies.

The syllabus

  • Definition of TA.
  • A contractual method.
  • Definition of ego-states.
  • Structural model of ego-states.
  • Recognition and diagnosis of ego-states.
  • Functional model: controlling parent, adult, free child and adapted child.
  • Contamination and exclusion of ego-states.
  • Strokes of recognition.
  • Types of transactions.
  • Discounts: definitions of discounts.
  • Levels of discounts and reasons for discounting.
  • Social time structuring: stimulus hunger and the six ways of structuring time.
  • Definitions of games: reasons for playing games, advantages of games and examples.
  • Ways of describing games and the process of acting them out: drama triangle and winners' triangle.
  • Racket analysis: rackets, trading stamps, the relationship of rackets and transactions.
  • The life positions: the four life positions.
  • Definitions of script and the origin of the script using childhood experiences.
  • Injunctions, counter-injunctions and driver behaviours.
  • Autonomy: the definition of autonomy, awareness, spontaneity and the capacity for intimacy.
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Hosted by Debbie Gillespie

Alan Jones has been a psychotherapist since 2008. He gained a PGCD in TA counselling in 2011 and a Masters Degree in TA psychotherapy in 2013. He became a trainer in 2015 and has taught Masters Degree level courses in the UK and Paris. Alan is UKCP registered and BACP accredited as a clinical psychotherapist and supervisor.

Hosted by Debbie Gillespie