Introduction to transactional analysis
Therapeutic Alliance Group - introduction to transactional analysis
Guest Speaker - Carol Wain BSc (Hon), Psych MSc (TA Psych), Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), PTSTA, UKCP registered Psychotherapist, PTSTA (Provisional Supervising and Teaching Transactional Analyst)
Carol Wain - My interest in transactional analysis was sparked when I was 16 years old in conversation with my father about whether or not I should study medicine. My father's interest came from observing transactional analysts coming into the organisation in which he worked and shedding light on personality and communication. It was years later after studying psychology that I rediscovered TA and decided to become a TA psychotherapist.
Since I have a rich cultural heritage and an international background, I was also very attracted to the international TA community. I have had over 20 years of experience working in the community, NHS, and voluntary sector and in private practice. My practice as a TA Psychotherapist (CTA) is currently based in Liverpool city centre and South Liverpool. I am also a provisional teaching and supervising transactional analyst, so have a supervision practice, and I am the principal trainer of the main training programme in transactional analysis in South Liverpool, as a part of Red Kite Training.
I am married with two daughters aged 20 and 18, and have a diverse life enjoying triathlons, mountains, wild camping, music, and culture. I am actively involved at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral where I have served as a trustee/Lay Canon, and also help to lead the all-age café style worship service. I am particularly interested in the interplay between neuroscience and human development, the development of self and the connection between psychotherapy and the transpersonal and the outdoor/environment.
Transactional analysis - Berne to 2019?
In the workshop, I hope to open up and facilitate a co-creative space for interactive exploration and discussion of transactional analysis (TA) psychotherapy of both yesterday and today.
I will introduce and explore with you how our understanding and use of the original core concepts in transactional analysis psychotherapy, its development, and evolution over the last 60 years. I will use examples and stories from my own journey as a TA Psychotherapist across the last two decades.
Transactional analysis is a social psychology first developed by Eric Berne from his knowledge of psychoanalysis in 1964. TA has since then developed into a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and transformation with a theory of personality, communication, human development and pathology, and health. TA has a thriving international community of practitioners who share a common body of theory but a rich versatility and diversity of approaches in how they understand and use TA.
Outside the therapeutic field, TA is used in educational and organisational settings. TA can be used in any setting where there is a need for understanding of individuals, relationships, groups, and communication.
In the workshop, we will focus on how TA is useful in the therapeutic field. Some of you may know nothing or very little about TA and others of you may know a lot, perhaps more than me! My invitation is to come and bring who you are so we can all learn from each other. In TA we speak a lot about co-creativity, which involves a mutual curiosity and active involvement in exploring, experiencing and expanding our different perspectives and possibilities. I am reminded of a well-known European folk story called 'Stone Soup' in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys!
The evenings start at 6.30pm with refreshments and networking. The guest speaker slot is from 7.00 to 9.30, with a 15-minute comfort break.
Please email me to book your place.
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Therapeutic Alliance Group
Hosted by Janice Roe-Evans
The Therapeutic Alliance Group - TAG is a venture which I started in May 2015 and is aimed at providing low cost, local CPD events. I facilitate 4/5 meetings a year providing space for Counsellors/Psychotherapists, CBT practitioners and clinical supervisors to update their knowledge and avail themselves of peer interaction and support.