Contact by Email: Course director Dave Spenceley // Administration: Andreeas Barbulis

TA Training with YTCi in Bucharest - Using TA professionally


Dave Spenceley TSTA is the course Director  - contact him with questions about the course.

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

In 2017 there will be two groups meeting in Bucharest. Each 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.  It is expected these groups will be filled quickly - once filled a waiting list will be opened.

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



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January 21 / 22nd - Thursday / Friday

Group 2

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


January 16 / 17th

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



January 18 /19th  Monday / Tuesday

Group 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA



February 18 / 19th - Thursday / Friday

Group 2

Dave Spenceley TSTA






  • Life Script System - Analysing and understanding the family, cultural script patterns.


  • The impact of script on psychotherapy.


February 13 / 14th

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



February 15 / 16th - Monday / Tuesday

Group 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA



March 17 / 18th = Thursday / Friday

Group 2

Dave SpenceleyTSTA





  • 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


March 12 / 13th

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



March 14 / 15th

Groups 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA



April 11 / 12th  -- Monday / Tuesday

Group 2 and Group 3

May Senior Johnson  TSTA




  • Personality Adaptations and Groups.


April 9 / 10th

Weekend group

May Senior Johnson  TSTA


May 12 / 13th - Thursday / Friday

Group 2 and group 3

Uta Hohl TSTA & Dave Spenceley TSTA




  • Uta is based in Germany and specialises in executive coaching, leadership training, conflict resolution and team development. Uta is also a qualified Jungian Dream analyst.


  • Jungian and TA dream work - an integration of the two approaches.


May 14 / 15th

Weekend group

Uta Hohl TSTA & Dave Spenceley TSTA




June 23 / 24th - Thursday / Friday

Group 2

Dave Spenceley TSTA




  • The place of the body in psychotherapy - 1 -
  • At home in your body
  • Meeting and working with your clients in "bodywork"


June 18 / 19th

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



June 20 / 21st - Monday / Tuesday

Groups 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA



September 15 / 16th - Thursday / Friday

Group 2

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.


September 10 / 11th

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



September 19 / 20th - Monday / Tuesday

Group 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA



October 17 / 18th Monday / Tuesday

Group 2 and Group 3

Resi Tosi TSTA



  • Narrative Life Scripts


October 15 / 16th

Weekend group

Resi Tosi TSTA





November 17 / 18th - Thursday / Friday

Group 2

Dave Spenceley TSTA





  • Body psychotherapy "2"


  • Types of touch in therapy


  • When to touch not to touch.





November 19 / 20th November  

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



November 14 / 15th - Monday / Tuesday

Group 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA



December 15 / 16th - Thursday / Friday

Group 2

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



December 17 / 18th

Weekend group

Dave Spenceley TSTA



December 12 / 13th - Monday / Tuesday

Group 3

Dave Spenceley TSTA


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.
  1. Payment is for membership not attendance and is non-refundable.
  2. 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:


Accreditation:

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