Certificate with Postgraduate Option in Developmental Transactional Analysis
This programme is a work-based, very practical programme for those wishing to develop their competence in the professional application of transactional analysis.
It will be relevant to you if you are a coach, counsellor, teacher, trainer, facilitator, consultant, mediator, social worker, human resource professional, or any other role where you have a professional responsibility for the development of others.
For coaches, the programme can fulfil the academic requirements for the European Mentoring & Coaching Council accreditation as Practitioner (EMCC EIA Practitioner).
The programme is also highly appropriate for managers, or potential managers, who wish to develop their own professional competence. Once coupled with at least 3 years of managerial experience, it can provide the necessary academic accreditation to obtain Chartered Manager status in the Chartered Management Institute. Participants can choose to focus on Strategic Leadership, Management Consultancy, or Management of Coaching & Mentoring.
Alternatively, for those at an earlier stage in their management career, it can lead to the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management.
It will be equally useful to anyone who wants to develop their own interpersonal skills and increase their understanding and awareness of the dynamics of childhood development, relationships, teams, families, organisations, institutions, communities.
It can also be attended by professionals who already have enough (non-TA) qualifications but would like to add transactional analysis to their repertoire and obtain DTA Practitioner accreditation.
The International Centre for Developmental Transactional Analysis (ICDTA) Certificate, can represent the first year of studies towards the international accreditation as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and/or towards an MSc Professional Development.
TA is widely used internationally, has a robust background based on many years’ application in psychotherapy in addition to organisational consulting and training, educational, counselling and coaching specialisms.
Developmental Transactional Analysis (DTA) is the term used to refer to the non-psychotherapy applications of TA, which focus on using TA in ways that involve sharing the models or concepts with clients and working with them to increase their self-awareness, self-understanding, and hence their behavioral options.
It also involves helping clients understand the structures and processes that operate within groups, teams, families, organisations, institutions and communities – so that they can more readily influence the contexts in which they exist, and in which they may have leadership responsibilities.
This program therefore aligns with positive psychology in that the focus is on health and development rather than the psychotherapeutic emphasis on curing pathology. It is of course also suitable for psychotherapists and counsellors who wish to adopt a similar approach.
The program is led by internationally-accredited trainers, who also provide professional supervision/mentoring: this means that credits can also be applied towards accreditation by the international TA associations.
We also accept hours spent learning from our international TA colleagues, subject to some restrictions relating to training for psychotherapists rather than for developmental applications of TA.
In addition to regular workshops run in the UK, the program can be undertaken through attendance at online webinars and summer schools in various locations.
Approximately 1 Year
10 x 12 hour modules
plus 100 hours professional practice and 10 hours supervision (mentoring)
Workshops in Hertford UK, and sometimes in other countries, or via our international webinars
Some hours with other TA-qualified trainers may be credited
Rolling programme of dates for workshops and webinars, so you can join the programme at any time
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There are no formal academic requirements to join the programme although you must be able to handle the professional application and academic requirement of postgraduate level study. We will help you with this if necessary
During the program, you will be expected to submit portfolios of evidence of work that you have done, accompanied by a reflective commentary that also demonstrates theoretical understanding
Evidence submitted may be in any language but must be accompanied by reflective commentaries in English
Professional Intervention #
Core Themes in TA #
Interactions & Relationships
Organisations and Institutions
Importance of contracting, boundaries and ground rules, ethics & professional practices
Overview of all concepts, how they link, history & development of TA
Structural analysis, script matrix and related concepts, life positions, cycles of development, discounting, racket system, autonomy
Functional analysis, diagnosis of ego states, transactional analysis proper, strokes, time structuring, games and rackets, symbiosis
Group imagoes, leadership and followership, time structuring, games, stroking patterns and cycles of development in groups
TA organisational diagrams and models, systemic TA approaches, games, stroking and ego state patterns in organisations