This is my third blog based on the monthly workshops and international webinars that I run – it will be 'Organisations & Institutions in January.
A criticism sometimes levelled at transactional analysts is that they are out of touch with the ‘real world’ and pay attention only to the people and not the practicalities of organisations. Julie Hay responded to this by developing a model she calls Sailship Success, which uses the metaphor of a sailing ship to represent an organisation. A metaphor is a way of understanding and experiencing one kind of thing in terms of another. This has benefits in terms of prompting people to step outside their current perceptual limits and to ‘see’ things in new ways – enabling them to identify both problems and options that they may have been overlooking. The Sailship Success metaphor contains elements of the ship and those who sail it, and of the sea and the weather, that can be taken to represent a wide range of aspects related to organisational cultures, structures, operations and personnel.
This is my second blog based on the monthly workshops and international webinars that I run – it will be 'Group Processes' in December. In addition to imagoes (in a lot more detail than below 😉) I will be covering plenty of other ideas about groups – and leadership of them.
The concept of group imago from Berne (1963) help us understand even more about the underlying dynamics in groups. We can then see why we like some people and not others, how our preconceptions and prejudices affect our involvement, and how we come to engage in such unhelpful and apparently illogical pursuits as psychological games.
Having been nagged into producing blogs about my own ideas, I am now also producing (less frequent!) blogs about the sort of content I include within the workbooks I produce each month for my regular TA 202 workshops and webinars. This month’s topic is Interactions & Relationships and here is a small sample of what will be covered. There will of course be lots more, such as ego states, strokes, TA proper, time structuring, psychological games, attachment, transference, passivity, symbiosis, roles, personality adaptations, personality styles, and my model of AP3. For that though, you will need to attend 😉 http://www.pifcic.org/cpd-tasters.html
ICDTA (under the auspices of ICTAQ) have recently issued their first Certificate in Developmental Transactional Analysis.
We are delighted to announce that Psychological Intelligence Foundation student awarded first ICDTA Certificate.
This is the equivalent of achieving 25% of the requirements for CTA. It is also at the same level as a Postgraduate Certificate, or 60 university credits on the way to an MSc, which is the route that Froukje is taking. Her work is therefore due to be submitted to a University panel in May.
We will be celebrating Froukje’s achievement and awarding her Certificate online during the IDTA Community Gathering on 22 April.
'By reaching the ICDTA certificate, I can celebrate I’ve passed the first stage towards the MSc and also the CTA. I’ve deepened my knowledge and have increased my skills while working on the portfolios. I enjoy the confidence I have gotten applying TA in practice. The meetings with my peers and supervisors were and are valuable to me during the process. I am also aware it is an ongoing journey. There is much more to discover for me, so I am looking forward to work on the diploma year. ' - Froukje Willering