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TA Training with YTCi in Timisoara - 2016

Dave Spenceley Course Director

Preparing to use TA professionally and for TA psychotherapy qualification with internationally experienced trainers.

Dave Spenceley TSTA is the course Director and in 2017 Dave will be running all the workshops in Timisoara.

The group will have a mix of foundation and advanced members meaning that each participant can develop their competence and practice as well as developing their knowledge, understanding and application of TA theory and practice.  

TA training can lead to TA psychotherapy qualification - as a certified transactional Analyst - with external examinations run by the European Association for Transactional Analysis.

Using TA philosophy and practice YTCi trainers will create a supportive atmosphere in which you can safely develop both professionally and personally.

TA training is focused on professional and personal growth. The workshops include theoretical input, discussions, supervision and self experience. You will learn TA concepts and methodology and apply the theory to your professional practice. You will have opportunity for using the TA approaches within the group and for receiving supervision of your professional practice.

Preparing for qualification as a TA psychotherapist is process orientated and competency-based offering you the opportunity for personal and professional reflection. This is reflected in the course design, the course requirements and the final external examination process for qualification.

Many attend TA training without intending to take the external examinations, or without having decided to complete the training - if you are in this position you will be welcome to join the training group and to explore how the group can best meet your requirements.

The training is process orientated offering you the opportunity for personal reflection on areas which have an impact on your professional work. - Description of the aims and methodology of TA training at YTCi - pdf file

Dates for 2016 —

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Group Requirements:

  1. Regular attendance and participation in the training groups.
  2. Completion of two assignments – this can be assessed written work or presentations.
  3. Completion of a self and peer assessment at the end of each year.  
  4. Maintain an up to date training log, which includes self reflections on experience of training, supervision, therapy and practice of TA.
  5. Members of the group are required to be members of their national TA association and to comply with the requirements and ethical standards of EATA.
  6. Payment of the course fee in advance. Once membership has been agreed a contract to pay the full fees for the year’s membership has been agreed. It is normal in Romania for participants to pay by instalments - the first payment is made with the application and then €110 per group.
  7. Payment is for membership not attendance and is non-refundable.
  8. The YTCi trainers have final say in whether trainees can continue in membership of the training group

Stages in Training and Recognition - In order to recognise the level of competence achieved in training prior to formal qualification as a psychotherapist there are two Yorkshire Training Centre International awards. These will be awarded for demonstrating competence in the knowledge of TA theory and the application of TA within professional settings. This creates 3 stages of training towards TA qualification.

Training Stage 1: Yorkshire Training Centre International - Certificate in TA applications:

1. 200 hours of TA training and skills development.

2. 20 hours of TA supervision.

3. 120 hours of professional application of TA.

4. Two assignments including a presentation of professional work to the training group.

Training Stage 2: Yorkshire Training Centre International Diploma in TA applications:

1. 300 hours of TA training and skills development.

2. 100 hours of TA supervision.

3. 450 hours of professional application of TA.

4. Completion of 4 assignments including 2 presentations of professional work to the training group.

Training Stage 3: TA Qualification as a psychotherapist:


By the European Association of Transactional Analysis, (EATA) which is registered in Switzerland as a non-profit organisation. This body administers standards in competency based international examinations for qualification as Transactional Analysts.

TA Qualifications

a. TSTA Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst.

b. PTSTA Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst

c. CTA Certified Transactional Analyst.

Practice in Romania - requirements of the Romanian Associations and EATA - Steps to certification pdf

For further details and to apply please email the YTCi Administration Timisoara - Anca Tiurian

January 23 / 24th  - Sat / Sunday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • Contracting for the year - setting the scene for your professional development.
  • The core concepts of TA - what do they mean in practice with our clients and what makes a good / effective intervention
  • OK - OKness
  • Intimacy / Spontaneity / Autonomy
  • Berne's 8 interventions
  • The therapeutic relationship

March 19 / 20th / 21st  - 3 days - Sat - Monday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • Assessment - Diagnosis - Treatment planning

  • Assessing your own professional development and forming a professional plan for your practice
  • Assessing clients - the first sessions
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment planning
  • Final stages of treatment and closure

April 23 / 24th  - Sat / Sunday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • Understanding Emotions and expression of  feelings in therapeutic work.

  • In psychotherapy just what do we mean by:
  • Regression
  • Dissociation

  • How does this relate to decontamination and deconfusion work in psychotherapy

May 21 / 22nd  - Sat / Sunday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • The place of the body in psychotherapy
  • At home in your body
  • Meeting and working with your clients in "bodywork"

July - 22 / 23 / 24th - Friday - Sunday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • Summer Therapy 3 day therapy  / training  intensive

September 8 / 9th - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • TA and all things transferrential
  • Many TA models are designed to make meaning of transference - how do you understand and use the transferrential relationship effectively.
  • Recognising and managing Erotic transference in the therapeutic work effectively.

October 20 / 21st - Thursday / Friday

Dave Spenceley TSTA

  • Dream Analaysis - integrating methods from TA and Jungian analysis

December - 9  / 10 / 11th  - 3 days -  Friday - Sunday

Dave Spenceley TSTA


  • Review of year and feedback.
  • Using Ego state Analysis to reflect on your year in the group and your personal and professional development