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.
Developed by Eric Berne in the mid-20th century, TA provides a framework for understanding how individuals think, feel, and interact with one another. At its core, TA examines the concept of "transactions" – the interactions and communications between people. It classifies these transactions into different "ego states" – Parent, Adult, and Child – each associated with distinct thought patterns and emotional responses.
By recognising these ego states and transactional patterns, TA offers valuable insights into improving communication, resolving conflicts, and achieving personal growth and transformation. This course will guide you through the fundamental principles and techniques of Transactional Analysis, providing you with a deeper understanding of human behaviour and effective tools for personal development and counselling.
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.
We will cover:
Master Transactional Analysis principles, from its origins with Eric Berne to its contemporary applications in therapy.
Understand ego-states and life-scripts, unveiling how early experiences shape behaviour.
Analyse communication dynamics, discerning ulterior motives and resolving common communication challenges.
Examine practical Transactional Analysis techniques, including observation, decontamination, confrontation, and ego-state recognition.
Explore Transactional Analysis history and its distinctions from other therapeutic approaches.
Delve into psychodynamic fundamentals, including childhood experiences, the unconscious mind, and ego function.
Learn about identifying and troubleshooting ego-state issues such as contamination and exclusion.
Investigate life-scripts, understand their origins, and work on rewriting self-defeating narratives.
Grasp the concepts of life positions and drivers' role in shaping perspectives and behaviours.
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.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
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