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CPD Relationship Transactional Analysis

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Transactional Analysis (TA) is a therapy based on the idea that we take our behaviours, feelings and thoughts from childhood into our adult relationships. TA therapy works by challenging the current beliefs a person holds, and the games they play in relationships.

With the awareness of their problematic behaviours and cognitions, individuals can make the choice to positively change the way they see themselves and their relationships with others.

TA has wide applications in clinical, therapeutic, organisational and personal development and would be a useful adjunct to those already qualified in related fields such as counselling, stress management and psychotherapy.

Level CPD

The CCPT Certificate of Completion and QLS Certificate of achievement

£475*, or make an initial payment of £55, followed by 12 monthly instalments of £35

*QLS registration fees included

Start Date

You can enrol on this course at any time and progress through your studies at your own pace from the comfort of your own home

Entry Requirements

For professional use, a pre-requisite is Counselling or Psychotherapy.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

What you will learn

This course consists of 10 lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Development of Transactional Analysis
  • The Need for Social Intercourse
  • ‘Game’ Development
  • Strokes
  • The Stroke Economy

Lesson 2: Understanding Behaviour

  • Ego States
  • Internal Dialogue
  • Transactions
  • Games and Payoffs
  • Recognition and Ritual

Lesson 3: Assessing Ego States/ Structural Analysis

  • Decontamination
  • Life Scripts – An Introduction
  • The Structure of the Child
  • The Parent
  • Egograms
  • Ego State Diagnosis

Lesson 4: I’m OK, You’re OK

  • Third Order Structural Analysis
  • Life Positions
  • The OK Modes Model
  • Effective and Ineffective Modes
  • Three-dimensional Life Positions

Lesson 5: Scripts and Counterscripts

  • Life Scripts
  • Script Matrix
  • Injunctions and Drivers
  • Attributions
  • Self-serving Bias and Self-handicap
  • Three Basic Life Scripts

Lesson 6: Script Analysis/ The Rescue Game

  • The Origins of Lovelessness
  • The Origins of Mindlessness
  • The Origins of Joylessness
  • The Rescuer
  • The Persecutor
  • The Victim

Lesson 7: Gender Roles/ Games

  • Male Structural Analysis
  • Female Structural Analysis
  • Gender Roles in Families
  • Banal Scripts

Lesson 8: Relationships/ The TA Therapist

  • Inequality
  • Power Plays
  • Avoiding a One-Up or Rescue Position
  • Making a Contract
  • One-to-One versus Group Therapy

Lesson 9: The TA Process/ The Script System

  • Permission
  • Protection
  • Potency
  • The Treatment Triangle
  • Script Beliefs
  • Script Displays
  • Reinforcing Memories
  • The Feedback Loop

Lesson 10: Closing the Escape Hatches

  • Timing
  • Confronting Outdated Beliefs
  • Discounting
  • Redecision Therapy
  • Finishing Therapy
  • Summary

How the course works

This is a paper-based distance learning course. Upon enrolment you receive your first course lessons.

You can study in your own time, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. If you have any questions, or would like feedback or encouragement about your course or your studies, you can contact our friendly tutors by phone, email or post.

At the end of each lesson are a set of questions. Completing these can aid your learning and help you master each step before moving on to the next. Your next lesson will then arrive for you to continue when it suits you.

Having progressed through each lesson you can take your final examination at home, and at a date and time that suits you. Then, on successful completion you will be awarded your certificates. You have up to 2 years to complete the course.

Course Length

There are no set time limits or deadlines for this course, so you can study at your own pace. Your progress may therefore depend upon how much time you would like to commit to study. You have 2 years from your enrolment date to complete your distance learning course.

Level and Certification

On successful completion, students will receive:

  • The CCPT Certificate of Completion in Relationship Transactional Analysis
  • QLS Certificate of achievement

On successful completion of this course, you have received training designed as either a foundation qualification leading to further studies to attain a practitioner level, or professional development to gain additional skills and knowledge to expand the practice of the existing therapist.

Entry Requirements

For professional use, a pre-requisite is Counselling or Psychotherapy.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are 2 payment options available to this course, and the study method is Paper based study

Paper based study
You will receive your course units in paper format by post, your assignments can be completed and then submitted to us by post or email.

1) Pay the total course fee of £475* in one sum

2) Pay a deposit of just £55*, followed by 12 instalments of £35

*QLS registration fees included

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Why choose CCPT?

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Flexible study options to fit around you1

Dedicated personal tutor support

valuable certifications

1Some courses are available via more than one study method - see individual courses for available options.

Help & Advice

Call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922