Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC

Diploma in ​Developmental TA
​and/or TA Psychotherapy

Diploma in Developmental Transactional Analysis (DTA) and/or Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (TAP)

This programme is a work-based, very practical programme for those wishing to develop their competence in and professional application of transactional analysis.

It will be relevant to you if you are a coach, counsellor, teacher, trainer, facilitator, psychotherapist, consultant, mediator, social worker, human resource professional, psychotherapist or any other role where you have a professional responsibility for the development or cure of others.

It will be equally useful to anyone who wants to develop their own interpersonal skills and increase their understanding and awareness of the dynamics of childhood development, relationships, teams, families, organisations, institutions, communities, without necessarily wanting to obtain a formal qualification.

If you have previous TA training from internationally-accredited TA trainers, you may be able to join our programme at the Diploma level – otherwise this level is intended to follow on from the  Certificate level studies.  Please click on the link for the Certificate level if you are interested in the optional qualifications that are available for coaches and managers.

The International Centre for Transactional Analysis Qualifications (ICTAQ) Diploma can represent the second year of studies towards the international accreditation as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and/or towards an MSc Professional Development.

​TA is widely used internationally, has a robust background based on many years’ application in psychotherapy in addition to organisational consulting and training, educational, counselling and coaching specialisms.  DTA and TAP use the same theories - TAP focus is on cure and pathology and DTA is on development and healthy functioning.  

The program is led by internationally-accredited trainers, who also provide professional supervision/mentoring: this means that credits can also be applied towards accreditation by the international TA associations.

We also accept hours spent learning from our international TA colleagues, subject to some restrictions relating to the differences in approach for TA psychotherapy versus developmental TA.

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​​Course Summary

Course Duration:
Approximately  2 Years
(Including Certificate year)

International interactive webinars with occasional workshops in Hertford UK, and  sometimes in other countries
Some hours with other TA-qualified trainers may be credited ​

​Rolling programme of dates for webinars, so you can at start any time ​(See below, ​
​or  Contact Us to discuss your options)

Programme Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements to join the program

​During the program, you will be expected to submit portfolios of evidence of work that you have done, accompanied by reflective commentaries that also demonstrate theoretical understanding

​Evidence submitted may be in any language but must be accompanied by reflective commentaries in English

Diploma in Developmental TA - Course Overview (Also Year 2 of  MSc )

​Same requirements as for  Certificate plus the following:

Process Skills #

Research #

Applying TA in Context

​Practitioner Skills -Consulting, Coaching & Facilitating

Practitioner Skills -Learning, Teaching & Training

Practitioner Skills - Psychotherapy

Developing Skills in Others

Analysing self, others, groups and organisations, interventions, transference and countertransference, projection, models and processes of supervision, parallel process

Research methods, qualitative and quantitative research, process and outcome research, critical reviews, research within TA and comparable research elsewhere, establishing and conducting research studies

Diagnosing, selecting, planning and implementing appropriate range of TA concepts in a specific context  combining TA and other approaches, critiquing the process

How change occurs at individual, group and organisational levels, contrasting TA with other approaches

Learning by children and adults, philosophies of education and training, principles of learning, contrasting TA with other approaches

Aligning TA psychotherapy approaches (schools) to clients as individuals, couples, families, contrasting TA with other diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

Personal and work skills such as leadership, parenting, time management, problem solving and decision making, assertiveness, creativity, contrasting TA with other approaches

Note: These 'modules' are options against which students submit evidence of their professional activity - and which the programme of monthly themes addresses each year, updated as new material is published. Apart from modules marked '#', students may choose optional modules that fit with the work they are doing – there is no requirement to undertake projects simply to obtain the qualification. There are no 'essays' as such, students submit reflective commentaries about their professional activities.  Those marked # are core elements that are relevant in all TA application.

We run mixed-level training - beginners see the role models of more advanced students, who then are reminded not to be too 'technical' when they apply TA with people.  More significantly this stimulates different levels of learning - the first learning of TA generates self awareness; the second prompts you to think about others, including clients; the third allows you to consider how to approach theory even more effectively with clients; and if you're reviewing the theories for the fourth time, you're hopefully concentrating on presenting what you know and how you apply it with clients, to a group of professional colleagues as you take your final exams!

Webinar Booking

Monthly topics for 2019/2020 academic year:

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Or why not go ahead and book a free session to talk to Julie at:

If you want to apply for the Diploma you will need to start with the Certificate or provide us with evidence of appropriate prior learning.   Click here for the application form.

Please note that we expect attendance at a few webinars, or evidence of prior TA learning with qualified TA trainers, as part of our intake process.

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