What you'll learn
- Transactional Analysis
- Psychotherapy skills
- Understand where psychological problems come from and what to do about them
- Improve self-understanding and communication with others
- Apply Transactional Analysis to a range of mental health problems
- This course covers the fundamentals and requires no prior knowledge of Transactional Analysis
- Basic counselling skills are helpful but not essential
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a form of psychotherapy that uses our interactions with others to better understand ourselves, our behaviour, and how to make changes in our lives. This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the theory, techniques and uses of Transactional Analysis.
This course is suitable for both mental health professionals and individuals looking to further develop their self-understanding. Whether you are a psychotherapist, counsellor, helping professional, psychology student, or looking to work on your own mental health, this course will help us gain greater insight into ourselves and those around us.
Transactional Analysis proposes that we carry our parents’ values and childhood fears through into adulthood. This forms our script, causing us to continue to follow these unhelpful patterns in adulthood that lead to us subconsciously playing out negative behaviours and destructive games. By better understanding ourselves we can move out of this script and into autonomy: recapturing intimacy and spontaneity and reducing anxiety and depression.
We will cover:
The core principles of Transactional Analysis, from those originally developed by Eric Berne to modern developments in TA counselling techniques
How to use Parent-Adult-Child ego-states and life-scripts to understand how our childhood affects our behaviour today
How we can analyse our communication with others, exploring the ulterior motives, our need for affection, filtering out compliments and the drama triangle
Using Transactional Analysis techniques including observation, decontamination, confronting games, giving permissions and recognising ego-states
Step-by-step delivering a course of therapy using Transactional Analysis including structuring therapy, intake assessments, contracting and working safely
As well as looking at the theory, techniques and practicalities, we’ll apply Transactional Analysis to a range of problems. Case studies include depression, burnout, perfectionism, addiction, and relationship issues.
The course comes with a comprehensive handbook as well as downloads and exercises so that you have all the resources you need to deliver Transactional Analysis to others or use it yourself. On completing the course, you will earn a certificate accredited by the International Association of Therapists.
Who this course is for:
- Counsellors and mental health professionals looking to introduce Transactional Analysis
- Individuals looking to improve their own mental health
- Psychology students who want to learn about Transactional Analysis techniques
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.