Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training
Transactional Analysis was founded by Dr. Eric Berne – a brilliantly innovative and creative thinker who brought together some of the most effective ideas in psychotherapy (analytic, cognitive behavioural, phenomenological) into a powerful body of theory and practice.
Arguably his most significant contribution was that he sought to demystify psychotherapy and used concepts, language and methods which were understandable to all. He developed theories which have both simple immediacy and subtle depth.
Transactional Analysis offers us a way of understanding personality, behaviour and relationships. It has an integrative approach in the humanistic tradition – its practice firmly grounded in the respectful therapeutic relationship.
The first step in TA training is the two day TA 101 course. Click here for details.
This four year, part time course is made up of:
- Foundation Certificate year (20 training days over the academic year);
- Three further years of TA Clinical training (60 training days over the three years)
- On successful completion of the four years training, students enter the exam prep phase as they prepare for their Certified Transactional Analyst examination.
Foundation Certificate in TA Counselling and Psychotherapy (one year)
Our Foundation Certificate course is the first stage for people who wish to complete the full TA Training in TA psychotherapy. Some trainees opt to go on to our BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling at this stage. Candidates need to have completed a two day TA 101 course prior to doing the Foundation Certificate training, or at the latest by Christmas of the Foundation year training. The TA 101 courses are listed on our Short Course Programme.
The course is offered over ten weekends in the year, or twenty Mondays, and some people take it as a course in its own right.
Selection to the course is via individual interview, and a College Certificate is awarded on satisfactory completion of the course.
Transactional Analysis Clinical Psychotherapy Training (three years)
This three year training builds on the TA Foundation year training and offers a comprehensive professional training in psychotherapy, using Transactional Analysis as the major modality. It is designed to enable participants to prepare for examination as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). Successful completion of the CTA examination leads to accreditation by the UKCP as a TA Psychotherapist.
Course duration: the TA Training course runs over the four years as stated above, part time, twenty days per year either ten weekends or twenty Mondays, so eighty days training over four years. These four years are made up of the Foundation year, followed by three Clinical years.
The course meets the training standards for those wishing to become internationally accredited as Transactional Analysts, and is recognised by the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UK Organisation), the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), the European Transactional Analysis Association (EATA) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
The training is designed for people who hold a relevant degree, such as psychology or sociology or for those with qualifications in one of the helping professions or equivalent.
For the Wealden Institute TA Training Handbook and other useful resources for students, please click here .
A simplified chart showing the progression of training and possible interim qualifications can be found by clicking here.
Details of the TA Training, including course fees, can also be found in our prospectus.
Selection to the course is via application and selection interview.
To contact Wealden Institute, phone: 01892 655 195 or click here to email the admin department.
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