Contact:  YTCi Course Director Dave Spenceley // Administration: Andreea Barbulis

TA Training with YTCi in Bucharest 2019 - Using TA professionally


Course Director: Dave Spenceley TSTA


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

In 2018 there will be two groups meeting in Bucharest. Each group will have a mix of foundation and advanced 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.  It is expected these groups will be filled quickly - once filled a waiting list will be opened.


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 TA psychotherapist is process orientated and competency-based offering you the opportunity for personal and professional reflection. This is reflected in the course design, the course requirements and the final external examination process for qualification.


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.



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





Topics and Dates for 2019:


January 19/20


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



Theme of the year - writing the written exam

1) your professional identity

  • Setting up your professional practice and identity
  • Your professional / personal / organisational roles
  • Understanding TA's contributions to your practice.  


Describe your personal style of transactional analysis psychotherapy, referring to the major approaches and those concepts you emphasise.  


Describe an aspect of recent developments (within the last 10-15 years) in transactional analysis theory and how it has influenced your thinking and practice.  

 


January   17/18th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA



February 9 / 10th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





Your journey and ethics.


  • Your journey in so far - how has TA changed you and your professional life
  • Ethics in practice; your understanding of ethical dilemmas and how you manage them.



Choose a topic or issue in psychotherapy you would like to deal with theoretically using TA concepts and show how this influences your work.


February 7 / 8th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA




March 9/10th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA






The client case study:


a) Initial assessments:


  • The first sessions and assessments.
  • Initial diagnosis and identification of presenting problems.
  • Risk assessment and management



 What TA concepts do you use to understand the origin of psychological problems? Show how this relates to your ideas on psychological wellbeing or cure?  



March 14/15th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA



April 13/14th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





Diagnosis:


  • TA diagnosis: Script / Racket / Ego state / Impasse / Passivity - understanding how to use these key TA concepts for diagnosis.
  • Using the DSM 5 for diagnosis.



What TA concepts do you use to diagnose or assess your clients, and how does this influence the way you work with different types of client presentation?  


April 11/12th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA



May 11/12th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





Contracting for change


  • Understanding contracting with clients and their development.
  • 3 cornered contracting
  • Support / Exploration / change contracts.



How do you use contracting to enhance the psychotherapeutic process?  


What does psychotherapeutic change mean to you? What TA concepts do you use to facilitate this?  

      



May 9/10th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA




June 22/23rd


Weekend group


Uta Hohl TSTA & Dave Spenceley TSTA




TA in coaching:

Games, power plays and Berne's interventions - with additions.


June 20/21st


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Uta Hohl TSTA & Dave Spenceley TSTA



September  14/15th


Weekend Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA




Treatment planning -


  • Understanding the formation and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Where are we now and what next?

Discuss the benefits of formulating an overall treatment plan of the psychotherapeutic process?  What do you take into account when you are planning stages?  


September 12/13th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA



October  19/20th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA









The topic for this group has yet to be arranged however we will focus on an introductino to TA and education.


October 17/18th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA



November  16/17th


Weekend Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





Treatment Process


  • The story of the therapy - recognising the key elements of the process.
  • Transference and counter transference
  • Use of supervision
  • Cure and the client - how do you understand cure?


What model(s) or concepts do you use to understand intrapsychic process, and how does this influence the way you work?  


What model(s) or concepts do you use to understand interpersonal relationships and communication and how does this influence the way you work?



November 14/15th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA



December 14/15th


Weekend Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA






Closure and endings - Prognosis


  • How do you and your client's know when to leave?
  • What is therapeutic change?
  • What lies in the future?
  • Termination - saying goodbye.


What does psychotherapeutic change mean to you? What TA concepts do you use to facilitate this?



December 12/13th


Midweek group - Thursday / Friday


Dave Spenceley TSTA


Group Requirements:

  1. Regular attendance and participation in the training groups.
  2. Completion of two assignments – 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. Payment of the course fee in advance. Once membership has been agreed a contract to pay the full fees for the year’s membership has been agreed.
  • It is normal in Romania for participants to pay by instalments - the first payment is made with the application and then €500 Ron per group.
  1. Payment is for membership not attendance and is non-refundable.
  2. The YTCi trainers have 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 are two Yorkshire Training Centre International awards. If a trainee applies for these awards then they will be awarded for demonstrating competence in the knowledge of TA theory and the application of TA within professional settings. This creates 3 stages of training towards TA qualification.


Training Stage 1: Yorkshire Training Centre International - Certificate in TA applications:

1. 200 hours of TA training and skills development.

2. 20 hours of TA supervision.

3. 120 hours of professional application of TA.

4. Two assignments including a presentation of professional work to the training group.


Training Stage 2: Yorkshire Training Centre International Diploma in TA applications:

1. 300 hours of TA training and skills development.

2. 100 hours of TA supervision.

3. 450 hours of professional application of TA.

4. Completion of 4 assignments including 2 presentations of professional work to the training group.


Training Stage 3: TA Qualification as a psychotherapist:

  • External EATA examinations and qualification as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist. (See the EATA training handbook for details)  


Accreditation:

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.


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 - requirements of the Romanian Associations and EATA - Steps to certification pdf



Please send your application to YTCi administrator: Andreea Barbulis