Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Our Foundation Year programme for 2019/2020 is now full.

Physis Scotland Foundation Year students 2018/2019

For all enquiries relating to Foundation Year 2020/2021, please contact or telephone Fiona Firman or Fiona Cook, Directors of Training, on 07927 557 217.

Places are limited and from our experience of the intake year 2019/2020, we recommend applying as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

  • Are you interested in taking Transactional Analysis to the next level after the TA101?
  • Are you a counsellor interested in adding to your knowledge and skills?
  • Do you have a professional role that involves personal interaction and want to develop your communication skills further?
  • Are you simply interested in investing in learning more about yourself and your interactions with others – at home, in your personal life and in your work life?

The Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Contact us to request your Foundation Year application pack

At Physis Scotland, we offer an introductory training in TA theory and application delivered on 8 weekends, one per month, normally spread over an academic year, and four additional training days (Introduction to Counselling Skills and the Physis “Get Together” Day).

The Foundation Certificate in TA continues the style of the TA101 workshop, providing interactive and dynamic training to enable you to apply the core concepts of TA theory to yourself and your environment.

You may discover more options for relating with others, more ways of resolving conflict, and more  possibilities for change in your own life experience. The focus is on applying the core theory to your own process and to your interactions with the trainer and the training group, enabling you to develop your understanding of yourself and others.

The Foundation Certificate can exist as a standalone training experience, simply for personal development, or to enhance existing knowledge and training as a counsellor, or to facilitate your work in an organisation that requires interaction with others.

Components of the Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Note: TA101 is a prerequisite of enrolling in the Foundation Year

Weekend Content

  • Philosophy of TA, Life Positions, Ego-States (Structural model), Counselling Skills
  • Ego-States (Behavioural model), Transactions, Strokes, Time Structuring
  • Life Script and Script Analysis
  • Passivity, Discounting, Symbiosis and Frame of Reference
  • Racket Analysis and Authentic Emotions
  • Game Analysis
  • Contracting
  • Endings in Counselling, Ethics, Presentations and Peer Assessment

Beyond the Foundation Year / Certificate in Transactional Analysis

If you find that you are really “bitten by the TA bug” at the end of the year you can opt to continue your TA journey through any of the options offered by Physis Scotland – Diploma in Counselling using TA or qualification as a Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (CTA).

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