Foundation in Transactional Analysis

Foundation for learning TA

The Foundation Course is a perfect extension for those who are looking to deepen their knowledge of TA and to apply it in a practical way to their personal and/or professional lives.

There are several options available to be recognised for the application of your learning.


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Course content overview

The foundation course is made up of four modules, each module takes two days to complete. The foundation course is 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



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

  • 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 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, counter-script, 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 
 

Proficiency Award (optional)

Recognise your achievements


These awards are for those who have learned the fundamentals of TA, are using it in their personal lives and would like to check the way in which they are applying it and to receive recognition for their achievements.

Suitable for:


·         Children & Young People
·         Teachers & Educators
·         Caregivers & Parents

Requirements: 

A portfolio of evidence of application of 6 concepts to your daily life.
 

Personal Development Awards (optional)

Learn to apply TA in your daily life


These Awards are for those who want to have confirmation and recognition of their application of TA in their daily lives generally.  It is more about the competent application of TA than knowing the theoretical answers (as required for the written TA101 exam).

Suitable for

Those who want confirmation and recognition of their application of TA within their lives generally.
(Note that this is about competent application and not the more theoretical answers required for the TA 101 exam)

Requirements

Personal Development Award


Portfolio of evidence of application of 6 TA concepts to your daily life
 

Advanced Developmental Award


Portfolio of evidence of application of 10 TA concepts to your daily life as well as a reflective log covering 4 months of learning and applying TA.



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Vocational and Advanced Award (optional)

Suitable for:

Those who want to check their TA application is competent within their role, e.g. managers, teachers, medical personnel, etc. and where that role is not primarily that of an individual or organisational development professional.

Vocational Award

While completing your Foundation in TA you have the option to gain a Vocational Award. The Vocational Award can be applied to your field of work/interest. The Vocational award is fully assessed to ensure that you gain a high standard of knowledge of the six concepts covered in the course. 

Requirements:


Portfolio of evidence of application of 6 TA concepts to own work.


Advanced Vocational Award

To broaden your knowledge of TA you can opt to take an additional four concepts. The Advanced Vocational award is fully assessed to ensure you fully absorb a broad scope of the principals of TA. In addition to the extra four concepts, a 4 month learning log is required to give you documentation of your progression. The log will be fully assessed as a part of the Advanced Award requirements.

Requirements:


Portfolio of evidence of application of 10 TA concepts. Reflective log covering 4 months of learning and applying TA.

Practitioner Award (optional)

Develop your profession further


The Practitioner Award is for people who have a prior qualification in a ‘helping profession'.  They might be coaches, consultants, educators, mediators, Human Resource professionals – any role where the primary focus is on helping other people, or families, teams or organisations, to develop themselves.

To gain the Practitioner Award, 10 TA concepts are presented and a six month learning log is required to track your learning. All work will be fully assessed to ensure that a high standard of learning has been achieved. In addition to the course content, a minimum of 10 hours of supervision is required to gain this award.

The Practitioner Award is suitable for:  


Coaches, consultants, educators, mediators, Human Resource professionals, counsellors, nurses, doctors, medical professionals, religious leaders, or anyone who is already qualified in a ‘helping profession’.

Requirements:

50 hrs training
10 hrs supervision
40 hrs application of TA within practice, annotated portfolio of evidence of application of 10 TA concepts

Critical commentary/ learning log covering at least 6 months


The TA concepts


· Philosophy of TA
· Ethics
· Contracts
· Life Positions – I’m OK, You’re OK, They’re OK
· Ego States – Parent Adult & Child, child development. Functional and Structural Ego States, Ego grams
· Transactions – Rules of communication
· Strokes & Stroke Economy
· Human Hungers
· Time Structuring ·
· Potency, Permission, Protection
· Psychological Games – Drama & Winners’ Triangle
· Rackets & Stamps - Racket and Autonomy System
· Frame of Reference & Redefining
· Discounting - Passive Behaviours, Symbiosis & Steps to Success
· Script - Script Matrix, Injunctions, Attributions, Permissions, Drivers and Working Styles
· Structure & Function of Groups · Cycles of Development
· Autonomy –– Awareness, Spontaneity, Responsibility, Intimacy


Costs and Pre-requisites

Costs

The costs will be clarified once numbers have been confirmed and will be in the vicinity of $3,400 Inclusive of GST for corporate customers.  Discounts for early payment and some negotiation might be available for hardship. Please contact Anne for clarification.

Pre-requisites

The Foundation in TA is ideal for beginners, its is an introduction to TA with a broader coverage than the TA101. An extensive manual is provided as part of the course fee.


Progression

The Foundation in Transactional Analysis course gives you a perfect base to progress on to either the Practitioner, Vocational or Advanced Vocational award. You can also choose to gain a formal Certificate, Diploma or CTA in Developmental Transactional Analysis.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner/Vocational Awards and the Certificate in Developmental Transactional Analysis 


Course Dates

Module 1
Professional Intervention
"Setting the Scene"

Contracting, Boundaries & Ethics

3, 4, 5 March 2016
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

7, 8, 9 July 2016




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


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