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

TA Training in Bucharest 2021

Using TA professionally and Preparing for the CTA

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 2021 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.

Topics and Dates for 2021

January  16 / 17  Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- The Classical School of TA  in Practice 1

  1. Core values of TA
  2. 2 plus chair technique using ego states

January  14  / 15  Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

February 20 / 21  Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

-  Passivity

  1. Symbiosis
  2. Discounting and the discount matrix

February  18  /  19   Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

March  13 / 14   Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA and Uta Hohl TSTA

 - An introduction to leadership and coaching.

  1. Using systemic TA.

March  11 / 12   Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA and Uta Hohl TSTA

April  17 / 18  Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- Dream Work and TA

April  15 / 16  Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

May  15  / 16  Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- EATA's code of ethics for practice.

  1. Ethics in practice using the "ethics grid"

May 13  /  14  Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

June 19  /  20  Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- Supervision and TA practice.

  1. Developmental model
  2. Process model

June   17  /  18  Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

September  11  /  12  Weekend Group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- Child development and its importance to practice.

  1. attachment theory and TA
  2. the developing self - why love matters.
  3. Pam Levin's material.

September  9  /  10   Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

October  23  /  24  Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- Group work and TA in practice 1

  1. Berne
  2. Yallom
  3. Bion
  4. Foulks

October  21  /  22 Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

November  20  /  21  Weekend Group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- Group work and TA 2

  1. Creativity in groups

November  18  /  19  Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

December  11  /  12  Weekend Group

Dave Spenceley TSTA

- Disorders of the self and TA

  1. Split self - split object

December  9  /  10 Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

Group Requirements:

  1. Regular attendance and participation in the training groups.
  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:

  • (Note the counselling field includes coaching and professional developmental work in organisations - see section 5 of the EATA training handbook for details. ))
  • External EATA examinations and qualification as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist. (See the EATA training handbook for details)  


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

  • Cost for 2021: €3000 when you are funded or when working outside of Romania and 5800 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: 580 Ron deposit when submitting your application and 580 Ron at each of the modules until the year fee is paid in full. (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.

Please send your application to YTCi administrator: Andreea Barbulis or Dave Spenceley