Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC



TA 707 Practitioner Training Programme

With Julie Hay TSTA  (Counselling, Organisational, Psychotherapy, Educational) (ITAA/EATA),  TA Practitioner Master Trainer/Supervisor (ICTAQ)

TA 707 (TA202/303) – this is our label for our major TA programme for ‘helping professionals’, such as coaches, trainers, educators, psychotherapists, consultants, facilitators, social workers, HR specialists, managers, mentors  . . . and anyone else who helps individuals, groups, families, teams, organisations  to grow and develop. The qualifications of our principal mean that this programme can be credited towards ITAA, EATA and ICTAQ accreditations. It can also become the basis for a Master’s degree from a UK university – internationally.

We call it 707 because it is run at University Level 7, which is Master’s degree under the European Qualifications Framework. Our participants can typically complete the requirements as a TA Practitioner and TA Advanced Practitioner during the 1st and 2nd years of our training, before going on to TA Master Practitioner and, optionally, a Master’s degree and/or CTA. Those with prior TA training, practice and supervision may get credits and progress faster, even going straight to a Master’s degree and/or CTA.

Please note, however, that you can attend this program whether or not you want to get TA qualifications. TA qualifications are not recognised outside the TA community and they are not a licence to practice unless you live in a country where the national TA association has achieved this recognition. The ‘best’ reason for undertaking TA qualifications is to know that your professional TA colleagues have confirmed that you have reached a specific level of competence in your application of TA.

We use the ICTAQ continuous assessment process to determine our topics across the months, and the ICTAQ common competencies that apply across the wide range of TA practices. This means that our training is more like TA training used to be – you train alongside others who apply TA differently so you have a greater knowledge of professional boundaries. Also, you increase your competence across the range of TA concepts as you revisit them with your own changed perspectives as you learn through the experiences of applying the concepts with clients. You also get the advantage of exposure to different cultures due to the international spread of participants which is feasible with online working.

Our modules are based on a series of free books that have been issued by our principal (free as PDF and EPUB; available at cost from Amazon as paperback or Kindle). These have been based on workbooks that have been developed over the years so they often contain more content than can be covered in the 12 hours of webinars run each month. Participants can therefore influence the content of each webinar by letting us know in advance if they have any questions or requests to study particular areas of the topic for the month.

You will see below that the topics are the same for each year. This allows you to start the programme at any time. Also, this is part of how the programme is designed – each time you cover any TA concept, your learning is influenced by your experiences since you first encountered that topic. So you pick up an idea on an introductory course, or read a book, then you apply the idea in real life – preferably to yourself – and you learn more, you discuss it with others, maybe read some more around the topic, then apply it in real life with others, including clients, and learn more, and you continue this process until you reach increasingly high standards of competence.  For more details, please see the module descriptions and the explanation of how TA training works in the ICTAQ Handbook.

Content will be finalised with participants for each webinar.

The dates below are given as Friday, Saturday, and Friday, Saturday 2 weeks later

Times are Fridays 1500-1800 GMT   Saturdays 1200-1500 GMT

Session Title Contents Month 2023-2024 Dates
Core Themes Overview of all concepts, how they link, history and development of TA, TA principles, TA schools September 8, 9, 22, 23
Professional Intervention Contracting, boundaries, groundrules, ethics & professional practices, professional identity October 6, 7, 20, 21
Individual Development Structural analysis, script matrix, life positions, cycles of development, discounting, racket ysstem, autonomy November 10, 11, 24, 25
Interactions & Relationships Functional analysis, ego state diagnosis, transactional analysis proper, strokes, time structuring, games, rackets, symbiosis December 8, 9, 22, 23
Group Processes Group imagoes, leadership & followership, time structuring, games, stroking patterns, group and family dynamics January 12, 13, 26, 27
Organisations & Institutions TA organisational diagrams and models, systemic TA approaches, games, stroking, ego state patterns in organisations February 9, 10, 23, 24
Process Skills Analysis of self, others, groups and organisations, transference and countertransference, projection, models and processes of supervision, parallel process March 8, 9, 22, 23
Practitioner Skills TA and non-TA approaches to address individual, group and organisational change requirements, with a focus on skills relating to your own practice of TA. April 12, 13, 26, 27
Contextual Considerations Diagnosing, selecting, combining, planning and implementing a range of TA and non-TA concepts, taking account of context and cultures May 10, 11, 24, 25
Research Research methods, qualitative and quantitative research, process and outcome research, critical reviews, research within TA and comparable research elsewhere, establishing and conducting research studies June 7, 8, 21, 22

Webinar fees (PDF books free) GBP 60 per webinar; GBP 100, 150, 190 for 2, 3 or 4 webinars in the same month – all with NUMBEO discounts applied to match purchasing power in different countries

Click here to go to the TA 707 booking page

Please note: When you are attending one of our webinars, we provide a link that can be accessed on the Internet.  We use Zoom so the first time you use it you will need a few minutes to set this up on your own computer.  This is usually a straightforward process and requires no technical ability.  However, if you encounter problems with accessing the Internet, or with using your microphone and/or camera, you will need to arrange your own technical support. We do not provide any technical support because if we did so we would need to increase the fees we charge you.