The MSc will include some modules from the TA curriculum which is across all fields of application, with these additional modules:
Module 1: An Introduction to the Structure and Dynamics of Groups and Organisations Features of different organisational models within TA, professional practice interventions, connections between the public and private structure of an organisation, research implications for different organisational theories and approaches.
Module 2: Organisational Contracting as searching, Finding, Making and Taking Up a Role Principles associated with searching, finding, making and taking up a role using Armstrong and Schmidt, the role as a contract in personal practice, Hay’s theories about multi-leveled and multi-cornered contracting, Micholt’s theory on psychological distance, Armstrong’s organisation in the mind.
Module 3: TA perspectives on power, leadership styles, mentoring and coaching
Content: Implementation of power in own working context, theories about power by Jacobs, van Poelje, Holdeman and Kraus, Steiner’s ideas on managing without power, the use and abuse of power in the organisational context.
Module 4: The Organisational Script Experience Analysing, synthesising and evaluating principles, method and practice associated with the idea of organisational script, constructing, synthesising and evaluating opportunities for incorporating working with (both personal and organisational) script theory where relevant in personal practice, reflecting upon the principles of working on the edge: ‘How effective can you be before you get fired?’, analysing and evaluating Kraus’ theory on organisational script: time, money, work and people, analysing and assessing key interventions demonstrating working the idea of organisational script in personal practice.
Module 5: The Anxious Organisation Analysing, synthesising and evaluating principles, method and practice associated with the emotional (anxious) structure of organisations, constructing, synthesising and evaluating opportunities for incorporating TA methods where relevant in personal practice, reflecting upon and evaluating the stages of Tuckman, Berne and Bion, Clarkson in their own professional practice, analysing and synthesising key principles, literature and techniques associated with the concept of the private structure of groups and organisations.
Module 6: The Group in the Individual Analysing and evaluating principles, method and practice associated with the idea of the group in the individual, reflecting upon opportunities for incorporating the idea of the group in the individual where relevant in personal practice, engaging in an experiential creative process, analysing and evaluating van Beekum’s theory on the relational consultant.
All modules will be held online using video sessions which are fully interactive.
CTA Written and Oral Examinations
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