Certificate in Developmental TA

Gain a formal qualification

Certificate in Developmental Transactional Analysis is an advancement from the foundation course to a formal qualification; there are 2 additional modules. You can apply the modules to your specialist field, e.g. organisational, educational, coaching, counselling, community work, medical profession etc.

Progress further

Successful completion of this course will contribute 25% of the requirements for the Certified Transactional Analyst qualification




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Course content overview

The Certificate course is made up of six modules, each module takes two days to complete. The Certificate in TA course spread over one year. The modules outlined below are:

Module One - Professional Intervention


Module Two - Core Themes in TA

Module Three - Individual Development

Module Four - Interactions and Relationships

Module Five - Group Processes

Module Six - Organisations and Institutes

Professional Intervention 


We will explore the fundamental philosophy of TA, the importance of contracting, having clear boundaries and ground rules, and what it means to work ethically and professionally. 


Learning Outcomes


Cognitive outcomes for students will include the ability to clearly describe and critique the: 

 Range of TA concepts relating to contracting and boundaries 
 Psychological distance and other levels of contracting 
 Ethical and professional practice guidelines, for TA 
 Significance of multi-party contracting within the organisational,  educational  and coaching fields 


Skill Outcomes 


 Contract ethically, effectively and appropriately when using TA with clients and/or client organisations 
 Maintain professionalism at all times during and after any intervention 
 Analyse processes of contracting, including underlying psychological levels 
 

Core Themes in TA 

We will gain an overview of all TA concepts, how they link, their history and the overall development of TA 

Learning Outcomes

 
Cognitive outcomes for students will include the ability to clearly describe and critique the: 

  • Full range of TA concepts and how they inter-relate 
  • History and development of TA 
  • Key contributors and the schools of TA 
  • Philosophy of TA and how this impacts upon practice 
  • Differences and boundaries between different fields of TA application (organisational, educational, counselling and psychotherapy) 

Skill outcomes for students will include being able to: 


  • Select appropriate TA concepts for specific interventions and justify their choices 
  • Use TA to assess their own behaviour and implement appropriate changes 
  • Discuss TA critically with professional colleagues 
  • Use TA concepts to analyse their own behaviour and that of others 

Individual Development 

We will explore how the Individual develops and which will cover: Structural analysis, script matrix and related concepts, life positions, cycles of development, discounting, racket system, and autonomy 

Learning outcomes 


Cognitive outcomes for students will include the ability to clearly describe and critique the range of TA concepts that illuminate the processes of individual development, including: 

  • Structural analysis of ego states, psychic organs and id, ego, superego 
  • Script matrix and related concepts, including life positions, attributions, injunctions, counterscript, drivers 
  • Cycles of development 
  • Internal processes including discounting, and the racket system 
  • Autonomy as the goal of TA application 

Skill outcomes


  • Analyse their own developmental history and current developmental needs 
  • Identify and initiate developmental activity for themselves 
  • Apply TA concepts appropriately and professionally with clients who wish to analyse their own developmental needs 
  • Apply TA concepts to identify developmental needs of clients and present interventions accordingly including non TA activities (such as counselling, teaching etc.) 
  • Work with clients to bring about personal and professional change and growth 
 

Interactions & Relationships 

We will explore how and why interactions and relationships fail and how to get them back on track by studying: Functional analysis, diagnosis of ego states, transactional analysis proper, strokes, time structuring, games and rackets, symbiosis.

Learning outcomes 


Cognitive outcomes for students will include the ability to clearly describe and critique the range of TA concepts relating to interactions and relationships, including: 

  • Functional analysis of ego states 
  • Transactional analysis proper, including complementary, crossed and ulterior transactions and Berne’s rules of communication 
  • Time structuring and how relationships form 
  • Psychological games and how relationships fail 

Skill outcomes


  • Analyse their own interactions and relationships using a range of TA concepts 
  • Identify and initiate changes in their own behaviour in order to improve their relationships with others 
  • Apply TA concepts appropriately and professionally with client individuals, pairs and teams who wish to analyse and improve their own relationships 
  • Use TA concepts to analyse interactions between others and select appropriate interventions when needing to work with them 
  • Apply TA concepts to specific issues (own and others) such as conflict resolution, assertiveness, leadership 
 

Group Processes 

We will study and gain an understanding about groups and how they function and the topics will include: Group imagoes, leadership and followership, time structuring, games, stroking patterns and cycles of development in groups.
 

Learning outcomes 


Cognitive outcomes for students will include the ability to: 

Clearly describe and critique the TA concept of group imagoes 
Clearly describe and critique TA-based ideas on leadership/followership in groups 
Relate other TA concepts to group processes, such as psychological games, time structuring and group stroking patterns 

Skill outcomes 


Analyse their own group imagoes, in a variety of groups and across the stages of group development
Identify and initiate changes in their own behaviour within groups in order to improve group functioning 
Apply TA concepts appropriately and professionally with clients (individuals, groups or organisations) in order to help them understand
  and improve group functioning 
Use TA concepts in order to adopt a facilitative role with groups 
Apply TA concepts appropriately and professionally with clients who wish to explore the nature of their own leadership/followership
  roles 
Apply TA concepts to help others deal with specific issues in groups, such as team building, conflict resolution, leadership style 
 

Organisations and Institutions 

We will gain an insight into Organisational structures and systems and the topics covered will include: Berne’s organisational diagrams, hierarchy of functionality, Hay’ organisational model, games, stroking and ego state patterns in organisations.

Learning outcomes 


Cognitive outcomes for students will include the ability to clearly describe and critique the range of TA concepts relating to organisations, including: 

Berne’s diagrams of organisations 
Hay’s metaphor of an organisation 
Psychological games in organisations 
Organisational stroking patterns 

Skill outcomes

 
Analyse organisations/institutions using a variety of TA concepts
Identify the impact on individuals of organisational structures, processes and cultures 
Apply TA concepts appropriately and professionally to help others analyse organisations and identify options for change 
Apply TA concepts to specific issues such as organisational change, organisational development, customer care, patient care,
  classroom effectiveness, leadership and management, corporate culture 
 

Certificate in developmental TA is suitable for:

Human Resource

HR Managers, Consultants & Advisers.

Organisational

Consultants, Change Management Consultants, Development Consultants, Health Consultants, Doctors and Nurses.

Educational

Trainers,Coaches, Mentors, Teachers-at all levels of the educational system.

Community

Clergy, Ministers, Youth Ministers, Chaplains.

Anyone

who has a role in leading or developing people.

Study Requirements

The Certificate in Developmental TA is made up of one core module plus two optional modules of your choice and a learning log.

 

Learning log


Students are to complete a journal describing their learning from all sources, covering increased self awareness and increased competence covering 8 months.

Time requirements


250 hrs overall study time comprising:

75 hours Developmental TA training
10 hours 
supervision
100 hours application
65 hours professional development

4000 word theoretical essay
3 portfolios aligned to modules
Reflective learning log  covering 8 months



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Costs and Pre-requisites

Costs

The costs will be clarified once numbers have been confirmed and will be in the vicinity of $5,000 Inclusive of GST for corporate customers.  Discounts will be available for early payment.  Some negotiation might be available for hardship. Please contact Anne for clarification.

Pre-requisites

Students wishing to complete their Certificate in Developmental TA will have successfully completed the Foundation in Transactional Analysis (4 modules).

Course Dates 2017

3, 4, 5 March
12, 13, 14 May
7, 8, 9 July
22, 23, 24 September

Module 1
Professional Intervention 
"Setting the Scene"
Contracting, Boundaries & Ethics

 
Module 2
Core Themes in TA
"Putting TA in Context, Getting an Overview"
History, Philosophy, Fields of Application, Main thoeries

      
Module 3
Individual Development 
"The Developing Self"
Structural Ego States, Script development, Discounting, Racket System and Autonomy

        
 Module 4
Interactions and Relationships
"Understanding the interactions and building effective and responsive relationships"
Functional Ego States, Transactions, Time Structuring, Games - Dramas and Winners

         
Module 5
Group Processes
"Explore roles within groups, how they develop, grow, and change"
Group imagoes, leadership and followership, time structuring, games, stroking patterns and cycles of development in groups

     
 
Module 6
Organisations and Institutions
"Using TA to make a difference in Organisations"
Using the metaperspective to recognise systems, cultures and leadership dynamics. The impact on organisations of change. Using TA diagrams 

     

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