TA 101 Understanding Self and Others: An Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a model for understanding human behaviour, communication and relationships. It was originally developed in the 1950s by the late Eric Berne, MD. This introductory course will examine the theory of TA, including the structure of personality; transactions, or the way we relate to others; time structuring; the psychological “games” we play; and life scripts. Members of the course will have the opportunity to apply the theory to their own behaviour and the behaviour of others in the group.

Who should attend? This “TA 101” course will be particularly useful to you if you work in the helping professions, or in management, communications or teaching. It will also be helpful to you if you are interested in understanding more fully your relationships with others.

Recognition This course – the “official TA 101” – is recognised by the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) and the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) as their standard approved introduction to TA. Completion of the course affords you the “TA 101” certificate, a necessary requirement if you should later wish to enter accredited training as a TA practitioner.

About the presenters:

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Adrienne Lee BA is Co-Director of The Berne Institute. She is accredited by the European and International TA Associations as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. She is also a Master Practitioner in NLP. Adrienne is a Founder Member and past Chair of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA). She is past President of the European Association of TA (EATA) and has served on EATA’s Commission of Certification and the Professional Training and Standards Committee.
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Frances Townsend MSc is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA) and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. She is accredited by the European and International TA Associations. She incorporates mindfulness into her practice as a core concept alongside TA. Previously she worked as a volunteer in a youth counselling agency and for Women’s Aid, managing refuges for women and children escaping domestic violence. Since 1995 she has built a thriving private practice in Northamptonshire where she sees individuals, couples and groups for therapy and is also a counsellor in NHS Primary Care. Frances runs individual and group supervision sessions and offers training and workshops on personal development, counselling and psychotherapy topics.

Dates and times The “TA 101” course lasts for two days. Dates of coming courses are shown above. The course will run from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. each day. There are the normal breaks for lunch and refreshments.

Venue The course will be held in The Berne Institute, Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN. Berne House is located some ten miles south of Nottingham, and just one mile from Junction 24 on the M1. We shall send you full joining instructions, with lists of local accommodation if you wish, when we confirm your booking.

Fee  the full fee for the “TA 101” course in July is £150 for “Berne” members, £170 for non-members. From September, the full fee is £160 for “Berne” members, £180 for non-members. Please send a booking deposit of £50 along with a completed booking form, to secure your place. (Alternatively, you may call, write or email the Course Registrar at “The Berne”; if booking by phone or email, please send the appropriate deposit by post to secure your place). The balance of the fee is payable on arrival. Please make cheques, etc., out to “The Berne Institute”. Note: if you wish, you may take out “Berne” membership on arrival and pay the reduced fee. Annual membership costs £50, and entitles you to reduced fees on many other events and workshops.

We look forward to seeing you at the “TA 101”!