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Transactional Analysis Models
2018 Program






Jan 13th/14th: TA101

This is the prescribed introductory course for anyone wishing to train as a Transactional Analyst but is also appropriate for interested lay people. Internationally recognised certificate course.
12hrs £120*

Feb 11th: The therapeutic relationship

The importance of the relationship cannot be overstated, and this workshop will look at what elements are required to make a relationship therapeutic, how we can ensure it is maintained, pitfalls to avoid etc.
2 ½ hrs £25

Mar 11th: Business forum

An opportunity to share ideas relating to the business aspects of our work: advertising, insurance, client agreement forms and stationary, client records, data protection, keeping accounts, benefits and drawbacks of working from home, issues of isolation, lone working etc. This forum is an opportunity to share experiences and ideas, and participants are encouraged to bring their own suggestions, materials and experiences.
£15

April 8th: Stroke theory

Although a simple concept, stroke theory offers a powerful technique in the therapist’s toolbox. Overview of stroke theory, stroke-filter, stroking and self-esteem, stroke quotient, stroke imbalance (in relationships), self-stroking and recycling strokes etc. .The importance of appropriate stroking and the importance of witholding strokes appropriately.
3hrs £30

May 20th: Ego-states, transactions and symbiosis

This comprehensive workshop will cover 1st and 2nd Order structural models, the Functional model, transactional patterns including therapeutic empathic transactions, symbiosis (co-dependency).
3 ½ hrs £35

Jun 17th: Drama triangle

A widely used model which is useful both for individual and couples work. Relationship with the ego-state model and techniques for interrupting dramas, using drama triangle as an alternative to Game analysis.
2hrs £20

Jul 15th: Self-development, self-awareness and self-therapy techniques for counsellors and psychotherapists.

2hrs £20

Aug 26th/27th: TA101

This is the prescribed introductory course for anyone wishing to train as a Transactional Analyst but is also appropriate for interested lay people. Internationally recognised certificate course.
12hrs £120*

Sept: Feelings

This workshop focuses on the T.A. concepts of rackets and stamps and provides tools for working with clients who experience overwhelming feelings (anger, anxiety etc) or who have suppressed feelings.
2hrs £20

Oct To be arranged

Nov Topics by request: please let me know of any specific topics that you’d be interested in!

*In general, training costs £10 per hour, but I do offer some reduced rates on TA101s (please see the full TA101 details).

All training in 2018 will take place on Saturdays starting at 1.15pm, apart from TA101s which take two full days and will therefore be held over a weekend. It is anticipated that all training will take place at the Community Hub in Felixstowe, although this could be subject to change.

If any workshop has fewer than four participants I may cancel it: in this event I will of course make a full refund.

I will bring my own ideas and materials to the forum in March, but I hope that participants will bring contributions of their own to share: this is a forum rather than training. The start time will be 1.15pm and the duration will be between 2 and 3½ hours.

Trainer: Dena Darling is a Certified Transactional Analyst and an endorsed TA101 Instructor. She is registered with U.K.C.P. and works in private practice.

For further details telephone 01394 278887, mobile 07787 980281 or email dena@dena.org.uk



If you have any questions please contact me by email, telephone 01394 278887 or text/call 07787 980281.