Contact:  YTCi Course Director Dave Spenceley

Advanced TA Training in Bucharest 2022

Using TA professionally and Preparing for the CTA

Course Director: Dave Spenceley TSTA

Preparing to use TA professionally and for TA qualification in the psychotherapy or counselling field with internationally experienced trainers. TA training can lead to TA qualification as a Certified Transactional Analyst - with external examinations run by the European Association for Transactional Analysis

Training can lead to qualification as a TA Psychotherapist (CTA p) or TA Counsellor (CTA c) - the counselling field in TA includes coaching, team building, leadership development, conflict resolution as well as psych-social counselling.

In 2022 there will be two advanced groups meeting in Bucharest. Each group will have a mix of experienced members meaning that each participant can develop their competence and practice as well as developing their knowledge, understanding and application of TA theory and practice.  

Using TA philosophy and practice YTCi trainers will create a supportive atmosphere in which you can safely develop both professionally and personally. TA training is focused on professional and personal growth. The workshops include theoretical input, discussions, supervision and self experience. You will learn TA concepts and methodology and apply the theory to your professional practice. You will have opportunity for using the TA approaches within the group and for receiving supervision of your professional practice.

Preparing for qualification as a Transactional Analyst is process orientated and competency-based offering you the opportunity for personal and professional reflection. This is reflected in the course design, and requirements including the final external examination process for qualification.

The training is process orientated offering you the opportunity for personal reflection on areas which have an impact on your professional work. Description of the aims and methodology of TA training at YTCi - pdf file

Many attend TA training without intending to take the external examinations, or without having decided to complete the training - if you are in this position you will be welcome to join the training group and to explore how the group can best meet your requirements.

Topics and Dates for 2022

January  13 / 14 - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Contracting for the year - setting the scene for your professional development.

Treatment / Coaching planning:

  • Pros and cons of treatment planning; models of treatment planning
  •  Berne's 4 stages of treatment and his sequence of treatment;
  • Bernian model of change and cure.

January 15 /16 - Weekend

Dave Spenceley TSTA

February 10 / 11 - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Mood disorders:

Differentiating different types of mood disorders, and their treatment in TA psychotherapy.

Manic-depressive structure as a TA diagnosis and in practice.

February 12 /13 - Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

March 10 / 11 - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Sexuality: Relationship and couples work, sexuality and gender in psychotherapy.

Managing the erotic transference in therapeutic work.

March 12 / 13  - Weekend

Dave Spenceley TSTA

May 12 / 13  - Thursday / Friday

Maria Bran PTSTA

Recent developments in Neuro-Science and child development theory and their implications for TA practice.

May 14 / 15 - Weekend

Maria Bran PTSTA

June - 8 / 9  / 10  Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA & Uta Hohl TSTA

TA coaching and conflict resolution.

June 11 / 12  / 13  - Weekend + Monday

Dave Spenceley TSTA  & Uta Hohl TSTA

September 14 / 15 / 16 - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Body work in psychotherapy and deconfusion work in TA - understanding the concept of the Protocol.

September 17 / 18 / 19 - Weekend  + Monday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

October 13 / 14 - Thursday / Friday

Rosanna Giacometto TSTA

Transference and TA  - understanding Berne and Moiso and Novellino in Practice.

October 15 / 16 - Weekend group

Rosanna Giacometto TSTA

November 17 / 18 - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

The Process Communication model:

  • Ware 'Doors to Therapy' model
  • Diagnostic grid for process communication (Stewart and Joines);
  • Integrating the process model into therapeutic practice

November 19 / 20 - Weekend Group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

December 8 / 9 - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Body work in psychotherapy and deconfusion work in TA and understanding the concept of the Protocol. - Part two.

  • review of your year

December 10 / 11 - Weekend Group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Group Requirements:

  1. Regular attendance and participation in the training groups - a certificate of  attendance is awarded for attendance to the training groups. (Note ... to receive the certificate of attendance for each module you must attend a minimum of 75% of the module. )   
  2. Completion of one assignment – this can be assessed written work or presentations and a self and peer assessment at the end of each year.  
  3. Maintain an up to date training log, which includes self reflections on experience of training, supervision, therapy and practice of TA.
  4. Members of the group are required to be members of their national TA association and to comply with the requirements and ethical standards of EATA.
  5. The YTCi training Director has the final say in whether trainees can continue in membership of the training group

Stages in Training and Recognition - In order to recognise the level of competence achieved in training prior to formal qualification as a psychotherapist there is a YTCi diploma in TA.  

 YTCi Diploma in TA Applications:

 CTA Qualification as a psychotherapist or in the counselling field:

  • External EATA examinations and qualification as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist.  
  • See the EATA training handbook for details of the exam requirements, structure and process.
  • See section 5 of the EATA handbook for a detailed description of the psychotherapy and counselling fields of TA.
  • Note the counselling field includes coaching and professional developmental work in organisations


By the European Association of Transactional Analysis, (EATA) which is registered in Switzerland as a non-profit organisation. This body administers standards in competency based international examinations for qualification as Transactional Analysts.

Cost for 2022: €2500 when you are funded or when living and working outside of Romania and 6000 Ron for those self funding.

  • When you are self funding it is possible to pay by instalments if this would enable you to attend the training:
  • 600 Ron deposit when submitting your application and 600 Ron followed by 10 payments in total.
  • Please note that payments are for membership - not attendance and once membership of the group is agreed the whole years fees become due - the allowance to pay by instalments is an exception to enable as many as possible to attend.


YTCi payments page for details of administration contract regarding the payment of fees for the training groups and for a link to the YTCi paypal account.

  • Preferred payment method.... Stripe - ask Dave for an invoice and Dave will send you an invoice from Stripe.  
  • You can now pay using Revolut, please ask Dave for details.
  • You can pay using Paypal - Please add 3% service charge to each of these transactions to cover the cost of this service from Paypal. - Please use this Paypal account:  paypal to YTCi
  • You can also pay by bank transfer to either Germany or Romanian YTCi bank accounts, please ask Dave for details.

TA Qualifications

a. TSTA Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst.

b. PTSTA Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst

c. CTA Certified Transactional Analyst.

Practice in Romania and CTA qualification requirements: There is often much confusion and miss-information regarding the requirements and process for applying for certification to practice under supervision in Romania and the requirements for qualification as a CTA.

YTCi has created this pdf description of all the requirements along with a description of the relationship between the various professional bodies and a description of the process of application - along with the relevant links to follow.  YTCi uses the information received from ARAT regarding requirements for recognition in Romania. Trainees are responsible for ensuring that they fulfil the current requirements by both ARAT and other professional bodies within Romania.

Requirements for certification in Romania and to become a CTA (pdf download)