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TA Training with YTCi in Bucharest - Using TA professionally


Dave Spenceley TSTA is the course Director - this course is preparing you to use TA professionally and for TA psychotherapy qualification with internationally experienced trainers  

In 2017 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.

TA training can lead to TA psychotherapy qualification - as a certified transactional Analyst - with external examinations run by the European Association for Transactional Analysis.


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 2017  

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January 14 / 15th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA




  • Contracting for the year - Review of contract theory & setting the scene for your professional development.
  • Treatment and understanding Anxiety and Stress - TA perspectives and using relaxation and guided visualisations.


January 16 / 17th  -  Monday & Tuesday


Midweek group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



February 18 / 19th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA









  • Creative techniques in psychotherapy:  including different Parent interview techniques.


February 16 / 17th  - Thursday & Friday.


Midweek group


Dave Spenceley TSTA




March 11 / 12th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA










  • Understanding Personality Styles and disorders of the self.  


March 13 / 14th  - Monday / Tuesday


Midweek Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



April 8 / 9th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA







  • Working with couples in TA psychotherapy practice: gender / culture and sexuality in relationships and the implications for TA practice.


April  6 / 7th - Thursday & Friday


Midweek group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



May 13 / 14th


Weekend group


Uta Hohl TSTA & Dave Spenceley TSTA








  • TA and Systems theory - Bernd Schmid's ideas and other models .


May 11 / 12th - Thursday & Friday


Midweek group


Uta Hohl TSTA & Dave Spenceley TSTA




June 24 / 25th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





  • The Integrative School of TA: enquiry, involvement and attunement; Erskine's 8 relational needs; the dynamics of shame.
  • Berne's 8 interventions in empathic psychotherapy.


June 22 / 23rd - Thursday & Friday


Midweek group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



September  16 / 17th


Weekend Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





  • Treatment planning: map reading for psychotherapists and coaches: Models of treatment planning, what do we mean by cure and healing?


September 14 / 15th - Thursday & Friday


Midweek group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



October  14 / 15th


Weekend group


Dave Spenceley TSTA







  • Mood disorders: differentiating different types of mood disorders, the grieving process and psychotherapy.
  • Safety contracts.


October 12 / 13th -  Thursday & Friday


Midweek Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



November 11 / 12th


Weekend Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA








  • Dream work 2 - review of dream work and script change through creating new endings for dreams.



November 9 / 10th - Thursday & Friday


Midweek Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA



December 16 / 17th


Weekend Group


Dave Spenceley TSTA





  • Games people play - understanding intimacy and games in practice.


  • Review of  your year and contract fulfilment.



December 14 / 15th - Thursday & Friday


Midweek group


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.
  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. These 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:


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