Diploma in Developmental Transactional Analysis (DTA) and/or Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (TAP)
This programme is a work-based, very practical programme for those wishing to develop their competence in and professional application of transactional analysis.
It will be relevant to you if you are a coach, counsellor, teacher, trainer, facilitator, psychotherapist, consultant, mediator, social worker, human resource professional, psychotherapist or any other role where you have a professional responsibility for the development or cure of others.
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, without necessarily wanting to obtain a formal qualification.
If you have previous TA training from internationally-accredited TA trainers, you may be able to join our programme at the Diploma level – otherwise this level is intended to follow on from the Certificate level studies. Please click on the link for the Certificate level if you are interested in the optional qualifications that are available for coaches and managers.
The International Centre for Transactional Analysis (ICTAQ) diploma can represent the second 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. DTA and TAP use the same theories - TAP focus is on cure and pathology and DTA is on development and healthy functioning.
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 the differences in approach for TA psychotherapy versus developmental TA.
Approximately 2 Years
(Including Certificate year)
International interactive webinars with occasional workshops in Hertford UK, and sometimes in other countries
Some hours with other TA-qualified trainers may be credited
Rolling programme of dates for webinars, so you can at start any time (See below,
or Contact Us to discuss your options)
There are no formal academic requirements to join the program
During the program, you will be expected to submit portfolios of evidence of work that you have done, accompanied by reflective commentaries that also demonstrate theoretical understanding
Evidence submitted may be in any language but must be accompanied by reflective commentaries in English
Process Skills #
Applying TA in Context
Practitioner Skills -Consulting, Coaching & Facilitating
Practitioner Skills -Learning, Teaching & Training
Practitioner Skills - Psychotherapy
Developing Skills in Others
Analysing self, others, groups and organisations, interventions, transference and countertransference, projection, models and processes of supervision, parallel process
Research methods, qualitative and quantitative research, process and outcome research, critical reviews, research within TA and comparable research elsewhere, establishing and conducting research studies
Diagnosing, selecting, planning and implementing appropriate range of TA concepts in a specific context combining TA and other approaches, critiquing the process
How change occurs at individual, group and organisational levels, contrasting TA with other approaches
Learning by children and adults, philosophies of education and training, principles of learning, contrasting TA with other approaches
Aligning TA psychotherapy approaches (schools) to clients as individuals, couples, families, contrasting TA with other diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
Personal and work skills such as leadership, parenting, time management, problem solving and decision making, assertiveness, creativity, contrasting TA with other approaches