2019 TA Training Course

This is a multi-level training course, so if you are new to TA or wanting to continue training, then this course is appropriate for you.

It will give you a continuing in-depth understanding of Transactional Analysis so you can apply it to yourself as well as the work you are involved in.  

One of the comments I often hear in organisations is: "this person has no awareness of the difficulties, conflicts and destruction they are causing in our workplace"

Testimonials from 2018 Training

From Poncho

How did the 2018 TA training help and support you personally?

TA has allowed me to identify some of the behaviours that do not contribute to my own well-being. I can catch myself when I’m not in Adult and I can make a conscious decision to shift. The training has helped process more clearly some of the elements that I struggled with in the past.

How did the training support you to gain the skills, knowledge and application professionally?

The theory has allowed me to pay attention at how other people communicate. Because of the theory I can now make agreements with people that are realistic and achievable. All the parties know what we are agreeing to do. It has helped me provide a lot of clarity.

What have you found helpful/useful/constructive about Anne’s training and supervision style?

Anne is super clear and concise. Her training is very well laid out and it flows very smoothly, she knows her stuff very well! For me to learn, I need something that is very structured with the possibility of having discussions about the bits of theory that I am unsure of and Anne is always willing to take the time and ensure we are all understanding. She is very knowledgeable and her demeanour promotes learning.

My experience in Anne’s training has been a fantastic one! The content and delivery have been so well put together that it makes learning very easy. Her supervision style is also quite valuable as she will be very practical about it – the way TA is meant to be – practical and useful!

From Jenny

How did the 2018 TA training help and support you personally?

I have gained insights into my own functioning and more importantly some practical methods for modifying these to enable me to interact more effectively. 

How did the training support you to gain the skills, knowledge and application professionally?

I am gaining ongoing clarity about alternative applications of TA in my varied professional contexts. Anne's breadth of knowledge and understanding of the application of TA enables me to apply the theory in practical ways very relevant to my contexts.

What did you find helpful/useful/constructive about Anne’s training and supervision style? 

Anne's great knowledge and excellent facilitation skills have enabled us to learn not only from her and the activities we engage in but of course also from each other. Hence we feel valued and integral to each other's learning which increases our engagement and ultimately, our own learning. 

A great course structured and catering for beginners and explorers as well as for those who are focused on qualifications or specific known goals.
I particularly value her transparency of expectations which allows the ability to accommodate and value all levels of (un)certainty in the learners.

I fully endorse Anne as a trainer and supervisor. 

From Kim

Anne’s facilitation skills are such that she creates an environment that enables swift and effective relationship building between participants, leading to effective working relationships in a short space of time. The course content is fabulous and so practical it can be applied immediately in ‘real-life’ situations. I thoroughly recommend the programme and, in particular, Anne herself as an effective trainer who is super-supportive of participants and committed to their success

Who is it available to?

Anyone who wants to develop themselves and their capacity to interact in a more effective and meaningful way in their world - personal, family, friends and with their colleagues, students ...

The course will be especially useful for:

  • Organisational consultants and trainers, organisational development and HR professionals and managers;
  • Educators, School Principals, Early childhood teachers, Teachers - primary or secondary, Teacher Aids
  • Nurses, and Nurse Educators
  • Coachers, Counsellors
  • Youth workers, Social workers
  • Anyone working with people

For those who want to become psychotherapists, there are other trainers throughout New Zealand who offer this specialisation.

When people start to understand TA they usually say, "Why didn't I know about this year's ago.  It would have made a huge difference in my life, relationships and workplace.  I wouldn't have made the mistakes I have made"

What is the length of the course

There are 4 modules of a 3 day duration over an 8 month period.  The days will be Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

The dates are:
May 3, 4, 5    
June 21, 22, 23      
August 23, 24, 25 
November 15, 16, 17 

Friday:  8.30am to 5pm
Saturday:  8.30am to 5pm
Sunday:  8.30am to 4pm (this is to allow those travelling sufficient time to get flights home)

This will give you approximately 86 Training hours (these hours can change by agreement - we often do more hours)

The 10 hours of Supervision are additional to this

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How will my organisation benefit?

Having an in-depth knowledge of TA helps untangle the difficulties when they develop.  Even better still, it gives you the knowledge and skills to set up strategies and processes so there are more effective options that reduce the likelihood of them happening in the first place.  And you will have ability to stop, breath and identify what is happening - analyse - and effect workable outcomes.

This is how Stephanie saw the value of the training for herself and her organisation:
"... It has increased my understanding of myself and enhanced my performance as a practitioner; ultimately having a positive influence on the individuals and organisations who are my customers.  We saw a marked increase in the positive impact that our leadership development programmes had once the TA approach was introduced, as measured by the participants and the participants managers and colleagues..."

Stephanie White
Organisational Development  Practitioner

What recognition and/or qualifications can I apply this training to?

At the completion of the year's training

All new trainees will:
*  present a learning log over an 8 month period which will show the reflective application of TA theory both personally and to the trainee's field of application, e.g. educator, consultant, trainer, nurse ...

*  present a four 2000 word essays will show the trainee's knowledge of the theory and how they apply it to their filed of expertise or interest.  For those people attending this course for their personal development (not interested in the application to a particular job, role or field), the theory will show how they have applied it to their personal growth.

*  Completed 10 hours of supervision.  Six of these sessions will be with the trainer and the other 4 can be with another person.  (Mandy Lacy is another qualified TA trainer in the organisational field)

All trainees continuing in their training there is an option to complete the requirements for the Certificate in Developmental TA.  The modules will be:

  • Professional Intervention
  • Core Themes in TA
  • Individual Development 
  • Interactions and Relationships 
  • Group Processes
  • Organisations and Institutes

(If a trainee has a learning challenge, alternative opportunities are available for the trainee to present the application of their learning.) 

The learning log, essays and supervision can also be in conjunction with the following awards:

TA Personal Development Awards- for those who want confirmation and recognition that they have applied TA to their life generally.  Handbook available

TA Proficiency Awards - For Teachers and Educators, Caregivers and Parents, Helpers and Assistants, Children and Young People.  Handbook available

TA Vocational Awards - For those whose work involves an element of people skills.  Handbook available

TA Practitioner Award - For those who are already qualified  in the 'helping' professions in a field other than TA and who show how well they are incorporating Developmental TA into their professional practise.

Certificate in Developmental TA - For people who work in any field and who evidence their professional application of Developmental TA theory to that field.  This is a Post Graduate Certificate provided through the Middlesex University.  Handbook available for this qualification as well as for TA Practitioner Award

Check out an overview of the various awards

Course Content

The modules for this training will be formulated as per the Certificate in Developmental TA

​Module I  - Professional Intervention

This will cover:


Significance of psychological processes and clear boundaries

Ethics and professional practice

What is supervision

Core Themes in TA

Overview of all concepts, how they link, the history and development of TA


Learning Log development

Application of the theory to self and field of interest - 
Organisations, Education, Coaching,
Personal Development etc


Module II - Individual Development

This will cover:     
Structural Analysis

Script Matrix and related concepts

Life positions


Racket System


Learning Log development

Application of the theory to self and field of interest
- Organisations, Education, Coaching, 
Personal Development etc

Module III - Interactions and Relationships

This will cover:

Functional Analysis     
Diagnosis of ego states    
Transactional Analysis proper
Time structuring      
Games and rackets

Learning Log development

Application of the theory to self and field of interest - 
Organisations, Education, Coaching, 
Personal Development etc

 Module IV - Group Processes

This will cover:

Group Imagoes    


Stroking patterns

Cycles of development in groups 

Organisations and Institutions
Organisational diagrams

Cycles of Development in organisations

Organisational models, games, and ego state patterns

Learning Log development

Application of the theory to self and field of interest - 
Organisations, Education, Coaching, 
Personal Development etc

This course is open to any individual who wants to grow and learn and become more self-aware.  So come with an open mind as treat yourself to a year of enlightment both personally and professionally.


For those fully employed in organisations the cost of the course is $5,000 plus GST  or approximately $416 per day - great value given the cost of most other organisational training)

For those who are on low wages there are 2 sponsorships available:  $1,560 plus GST or $130 per day.  You will need to apply promptly to be considered for this sponsorship as it will be on a first in, first served basis.

For those wishing to pay up front for the full course cost ($5,000) there will be a 5% discount.  Alternatively invoices will be provided prior to each module and payable prior to or at the time of the training.

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For clarification on any matters relating to this course please email or phone Anne 021 450 186