Workshop Programme

Please see the workshop programme below.


Workshops can be booked using this link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgUrFkTpuhnJUQVlo0EBA4nE9-XXJyqClXUp048oq0gWnvag/viewform


This link includes the Extended Workshops taking place Friday all day. These are available to delegates at no extra cost.  Please note that is selecting an extended workshop on Friday you wll not be able to attend the Friday afternoon workshops as both run at the same time.


Please note that rooms are unable to hold more that the number of participants listed and workshops will be marked "Fully Booked"  once the level of participants have been reached.   Please contact the Conference Organiser for reserve lists for fully booked workshops. 

Friday Workshops

Workshop timings 3pm-6pm

Friday

April 27th 2018

Internalised homophobia, heterosexism and homo-negativism manifest consciously and unconsciously in the consulting room -  Victoria Baskerville TSTA (P) & Mica Douglas TSTA (P)

These themes will be defined and discussed. Opening up dialogue in social, cultural and clinical contexts.  Focusing on the clients and the therapists experience, the heterosexual projection, the dilemma and implications of the lesbian/gay therapist holding the projection or moving into the real relationship. Exploring themes around alienation and how this can happen in the context of therapy relationships, when some aspect of the self cannot be tolerated and experienced. We will explore ideas for resolution and demystification from a relational perspective.


Stream:     Psychotherapy

Level:         Intermediate

Style:         Teaching, Experiential, Discussion Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:            15-20 participants


Biographies: 

Victoria Baskerville (TSTA P) is a lecturer at Metanoia Institute and the University of East London. She has a culturally diverse practise and is interested in the manifestation of the cultural mirror both consciously and unconsciously. 

Mica Douglas (TSTA P) is TA Programme Leader at Metanoia Institute. She has a multi-cultural private private practice in London and a deep curiosity about how we work with differences and similarities in therapy.

Friday

April 27th 2018

A Quest for Wholeness in Couples Therapy - Joanna Groves Contractual Trainee (P)

Relationships are a search for wholeness. This workshop examines how we seek a partner to carry parts of The Missing Self.

I will address how gender and sexuality feature in our social journey for acceptance.

I will use TA and Imago Relationship Therapy to deepen your understanding of how each partner contributes to ongoing pain within the relationship and how each can move towards reclaiming their wholeness.


Stream: Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with couples

Level:     Basic

Style:     Experiential, Discussion

Size:       20-25 participants


Biography: 

Joanna runs The Affinity Centre Cheadle in Greater Manchester where she works with couples and individual adults and adolescents. She is an EATA Contractual Trainee (P) and is an Imago Workshop Facilitator, having trained extensively with Imago Relationships Inc. 

Friday

April 27th 2018

Working with the Warrior: The Therapeutic Challenge of Angry Men - Nathan Gould CTA (P)

Anger is a core human emotion yet many therapists seem to actively avoid working with this emotion in the therapy room. In this workshop I would like to explore therapists blocks and contaminations around working with anger and present a treatment protocol based on developing emotional literacy within and empathic therapeutic relationship


Stream: Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with couples

Level:     Intermediate

Style:      Demonstration, Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:       No restrictions


Biography: 

Nathan Gould is a Certified Transactional Analyst (P) with a thriving Psychotherapy Practice in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Over the past 3 years Nathan has been developing a speciality working with anger and rage including developing a group anger management protocol based on TA principles. His CTA essay on this subject won the 2017 UKATA Research Essay Award.


Friday

April 27th 2018

Working with Ex-Boarders: posh trauma? - Karen Macmillan

Much of the theory on boarding school survivors comes from traditions other than TA. How can we apply our TA knowledge to the challenges of working with ex boarders? We'll take a critical looking at the theory of Nick Duffel & Joy Shaverien and see what TA can offer in understanding this often hard to reach group. In particular, what does spending large parts of childhood in an institution do to shape boarders' gender identity?


Stream: Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling

Level:     Basic/Intermediate

Style:     Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:       15-20 participants


Biography: 

Accountant, Mediator, Student Counsellor and Boarding School Survivor

Friday

April 27th 2018

Let's Talk About Safeguarding - Bev Gibbons PTSTA (P) & Michelle Hyams-Ssekasi PTSTA (P)

We have some ideas and some straight information to share and discuss with you to support and guide best practice in safeguarding.

This experiential workshop will stimulate thinking, and invite discussion, reflection and debate. Covering:

 Exploring practitioner script and safeguarding

 Whose job is it anyway?

 Safeguarding and the law

 Safeguarding concern and disclosure pathways

 Safeguarding and ethical dilemmas

 Case studies exploration and discussion


Stream:   Advanced (Post CTA), Educational, Organisational, Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with                       Children/Young People, Other

Level:       None/Basic

Style:       Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         20-25 participants


Biographies:

Bev is a PTSTA (P) and also a qualified Integrative counsellor with over over 25 years of experience in safeguarding and child protection. She has worked with young survivors; at a Rape Crisis Centre; with male survivors only for 3 years, and for 11 years as service and clinical lead in a Leeds-based counselling and psychotherapy service working with the most disadvantaged families in the city. She is the chair of UKATA's Safeguarding Committee. She now works mainly in private practice, divided between psychotherapy, supervision and training. She is passionate about TA and working across TA fields, about learning, and deeply interested in the co-created relational process

Michelle - Her professional roots are connected to social work and safeguarding. She is a certified Parent Workshop Facilitator and has been a recent contributor to the MTV programme Teen Mom UK S2 She co-authored a book chapter “Relationships in a Therapeutic Context” Best Practice with Children and Families: Critical Social Work stories Palgrave Press (2014). Her professional practice in working with children, young people and their families spans over 30 years in social work and in psychotherapy. She has worked in both the voluntary and statutory sector Children’s Services , NSPCC, NCH Action for Children and the Survivors Trust.  She works in private practice as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer."

Friday

April 27th 2018

*** FULL *** The Crone: Menopause & Female Sexuality - Rachel Curtis PTSTA (P) *** FULL ***

This workshop looks at women's sexuality through and post menopause. Drawing on mythology, story telling and theory, we examine the transition to the identity of the Crone leaving behind the archetypes of the Virgin and the Mother and entering into the "November of the Body".   What does this mean for a woman's sexuality, her identity and place in the world?   


Stream:   Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy,  TA Counselling

Level:       Intermediate

Style:       Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         Up to 12 participants


Biography: 

Rachel is director of the YTA Institute in North Wales, which provides specialist TA training in working with children amd adults.  She offers psychotherapy to children and adults,  supervision & training throughout North Wales.  Her background includes working in women's services, criminal justice, sexual & gender diversity and infertility and pregnancy loss.  

Saturday AM Workshops

9am-12 noon

Saturday

April 28th 2018

Breaking the Silence - Marion Umney TSTA (P)

In the light of the current media attention on sexual harassment it has become apparent that oppression is often maintained by a culture of silence. Where sex is involved that silencing is supported by cultural norms, inter-relational imbalances of power and intrapsychic experiences of shame. In this workshop we will use TA models, including radical psychiatry, to explore these phenomena and the impact of the silence being broken.


Stream:  All Fields

Level:      Basic

Style:      Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:        20-25 participants


Biography: 

Marion Umney is a psychotherapist, supervisor and independent trainer in private practice in East Sussex.

Saturday​

April 28th 2018

Beyond Gender : That Obscure Object of Desire - Pietro Cardile CTA (P)

Desire is metamorphic and subversive : its land is boundless and largely uncharted, its terrain unstable...Controlling, normalising and prescribing desire is at the core of any oppressive discourse on gender, sexuality and identity.  In this experiential, co-creative workshop, drawing from concepts of gender scripting, psycho-sexual development and the ' body desirable ', we shall engage with how we construe, experience and internalise our object of desire. We shall explore and reflect on how this process shapes our embodiment, sexuality, relational orientation and sense of self, and how it informs our core life script.


Stream:  Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy 

Level:      Basic

Style:       Experiential, Discussion

Size:        Up to 15 participants


Biography: 

Pietro is a CTA ( P) with a background in Clinical Psychology and Gender Studies. He has been in private practice since 1981, working with individuals, couples and groups, and have a passion for group therapy.  He presently lives in Glasgow.

Saturday​

April 28th 2017

****FULL**** Reserve list open     Sex Offenders: Myth vs Reality - Rachel Curtis PTSTA (P)

The words sex offender and paedophile conjure up strong emotions and often therapists add sex offenders & paedophiles to the list of clients they cannot work with. This workshop explores the nature of paedophilia, typical client presentations and provides some learning around current UK treatment pathways through the criminal justice system and how to work with this client group.  We will use discussion, case studies and teaching on a model of offending and connection to TA theory and application. 


Stream:    All Fields

Level:       Basic

Style:       Teaching, Discussion

Size:         15-20 participants


Biography: 

Rachel runs the YTA Institute in North Wales which offers psychotherapy training in working with adults and children. The Institute also offers therapy, supervision and  psycho-educational services. She also works with sex offenders and provides professional support to the Sex Offenders team in the Probation Service. Additionally Rachel has a private practice offering psychotherapy and supervision. 

Saturday​

April 28th 2017

No sex please, we’re British… - Cathy McQuaid TSTA (P) & John Paradise Contractual Trainee (P)

This workshop is primarily for trainers who want to explore how their own unconscious bias may influence their work. We will also consider how trainers can address the issues of gender diversity, sex and sexuality with their trainees. Participants will be invited to take part in various exercises and discussions that will hopefully challenge and provoke, they may be fun and could also be embarrassing and uncomfortable. So, come along and see for yourself how you may be hindering your trainees’ professional development. Leave with some ideas to help you to challenge your trainees to uncover their unconscious bias thereby helping them to be better equipped to work with a diverse range of clients. 


Stream:  Advanced (Post CTA), Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy

Level:      Advanced

Style:      Experiential, Discussion

Size:       No restictions


Biographies:

Dr Cathy McQuaid is a trainer and supervisor of trainers and supervisors. She is passionate about training and training standards and is a member of EATA PTSC. She runs a series of two-day workshops for trainers in Manchester and a bi-monthly TSTA training group and a monthly CTA exam Prep Group in Liverpool.

John has a private practice in Exeter and has an interest in men’s work. He is a contractual trainee, a clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.

Saturday​

April 28th 2018

*****FULL - please contact conference organiser to be placed on reserve list*****

Gender identity and multiplicity in clinical practice - Karen Minikin TSTA (P) & Briony Nicholls TSTA (P)

As practitioners, we are always involved with ourselves and our clients in our sociocultural contexts. For this workshop, we are particularly interested in the impact of our gender identity on our work as psychotherapists. Do the words femininity and masculinity have meaning, or are they outdated terms that should be consigned to the 20th Century? How do you think of yourself, in terms of your gender, in practice? And what effects does that have on your work? How can we be open to the gender scripting of ourselves and of clients, and to the relational ‘cultural shadow’ that that places on our work? In this workshop, we will use our curiosity in discussion to raise issues and questions that are relevant to the participants. We think about those ideas in terms of some theoretical constructs, particularly using the work of Suzanne Johnson (TAJ 2017;47:308–20), and her ideas of the masculine discourse with potential benefits for therapists in cultivating androgynous perspectives. We will also consider the impact of that curiosity and learning on our practice.


Stream:   Advanced (Post CTA), Psychotherapy

Level:      Intermediate

Style:      Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:        FULL


Biographies:

Karen Minikin is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer interested in the areas of diversity and social responsibility. She integrates psychodynamic ideas with a political perspective in Transactional Analysis. 

Briony Nicholls is a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and writer. She is the Head of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training at the Iron Mill in Exeter. She integrates her relational TA approach with interest and commitment to diversity and anti-oppressive practice.

Saturday​

April 28th 2018

“Is it desire? Or is it love that I'm feeling for you?” (Years and Years) - Ronen Stilman PTSTA (P)

In this workshop will discuss what might drive people to have affairs and why might we struggle to sustain desire over time, through individual and cultural references, and drawing from Esther Perel’s research (2012). We will then explore a model for facilitating the process of forgiveness using an adaptation of Claude Steiner’s model (1979).


Stream: Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with couples

Level:     None

Style:      Demonstration, Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:       No restrictions


Biography: 

Ronen has an independent private practice in Edinburgh where he works with individuals and couples as well as supervising practitioners. Ronen has taught various CPDs and regularly presents in national and international conferences. He also works as an independent change manager where he facilitates large scale change in organisations.

more at www.talkingtherapy.org.

Saturday​

April 28th 2018

Research - James Sweeney PTSTA (P)

The research essay is a mandatory part of the CTA examination for the field of Psychotherapy. I want to explore with the participants how this essay might be tackled in terms of it's research and academic content. However, I want to explore the academic content and research through the lens of experiential and reflective learning to see what links the participants can make between this and their existing learning. I also want to review the skills required when writing for the CTA examination. The learning in this workshop is transferable to any academic writing be it in the rest of the written examination or in any of the fields of Transactional Analysis.

Stream:  Psychotherapy

Level:     Pre-CTA

Style:      TBA

Size:        25 participants


Biographies:


Saturday​

April 28th 2018

The problem(s) of ‘men’ - Jim Davis TSTA (P)    ***3 places remaining***

Hooray for gender fluidity In the face of the rigid, restrictive and damaging binary of gender stereotypes – eg man/woman, masculine/feminine. Old certainties have become modern confusions, and rightly, permissively so. Our work, in whatever field, inevitably implicates us, both psychologically and socially/politically, in the challenges that this presents. This workshop focusses on what it means to be a ‘man’. What are the problems (and challenges) for/with men? How are we seen by women and by other men, as opposed to how we’re supposed to be? This workshop will primarily be an exploration, in pairs, small and large group, of our experiences as, and of, men. It is open to both ‘men’ and ‘women’, hopefully in roughly equal numbers.  

 

Stream:  Psychotherapy

Level:     

Style:      Discussion, Experiential

Size:        15-20 participants


Biographies:


Saturday PM Workshops

Workshop timings 

Saturday

April 28th 2018

Neuroscience, Trauma and the role of touch in Psychotherapy - Gerry Pyves, CTA, PTSTA (P)  *** 2 places remaining ***

For a very long time touch has been ‘taboo’ in most approaches to psychotherapy as it has largely been ‘taboo’ in most western and ‘civilised' societies. After a lifetime working in both Bodywork and Psychotherapy, Gerry Pyves believes it is now time to re-evaluate this prejudicial attitude to touch in the light of the most recent discoveries of neuroscience regarding both trauma and the workings of the Amygdala. In this workshop we will review some recent and exciting literature regarding the neuroscience of trauma and the impact of soothing touch on the brain. Through exercises and discussion we will explore both the possibilities and potential pitfalls of a ‘psycho-tactile’ approach to the treatment of trauma.


Stream:    Advanced (Post CTA), Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with Children/Young People

Level:       None

Style:       Demonstration, Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         No restrictions


Biography: 

Gerry has been a full time Bodyworker and a psychotherapist in clinical practice for over 30 years. He works from Morecambe in Lancashire where he is also the pioneer and director of The NO HANDS Academy for Transformational Touch Therapy. He is the author of a trilogy of books about Massage and Bodywork as well as another trilogy called the ‘Psychology of Change’. Gerry has written over 50 articles on Bodywork and Psychotherapy and has presented key note presentations and workshops at conferences for many years.


Saturday

April 28th 2018

Beyond the Tango – Discover yourself through Dance - Harry Gerth PTSTA (O)

This experiential workshop uses dance as a medium through which to examine gender and sexual diversity. We will encourage you to explore your own gender identity and expression. Understanding where you fit on the gender map will enable you to develop a reflexive approach, greater awareness and sensitivity towards other peoples’ genders.  We will draw on concepts from dance movement therapy to give you the opportunity to learn more about yourself from an embodied perspective. You will also learn how to dance the basic Tango!

Throughout the workshop we will invite you to tune into all aspects of your gender, to explore the socially accepted binary roles of male and female dancers, your own frame of reference and script beliefs. We introduce a non-binary way of dancing, which will be a new and interesting experience.  Through interaction and discussion, you will be able to connect these themes to TA theory.

No prior dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore, be curious and have some fun.


Stream:  Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling

Level:      Basic

Style:      Experiential

Size:        Up to 26 participants


Biographies:

Janni Macfarlane PTSTA is an integrative and relational TA Psychotherapist and Supervisor based in East Sussex. She is particularly interested in working with the body, raising clients’ awareness of how they hold script at a somatic level, and developing supervisees’ abilities to work from an embodied perspective with transferential and counter-transferential phenomena. She also has a love of ballroom and latin dancing and classical and contemporary ballet. She loves to combine her therapeutic knowledge with her passion for dance, and developed together with Harry Gerth a dance workshop for the World Conference last year in Berlin, which was a great success.

Harry Gerth is a PTSTA (O) and a qualified dancing teacher in ballroom and latin dancing. He danced as a professional competitor and was well known as an international trainer and adjudicator. Nowadays he runs his own TA Institute in the centre of the Netherlands, teaching and supervising at different levels. He loves to combine his two passions, dancing and Transactional Analysis, and developed together with Janni Macfarlane a dance workshop for the World Conference last year in Berlin. 

Saturday

April 28th 2018

***FULL***Gender: natural category or social construction? - Bill Cornell TSTA (P) & Helen Rowland PTSTA (P)    Ticketed Event  - if you have booked this workshop you will receive a ticket to attend.

Gender is a hot topic again. Feminists and LGBT activists have paved the way for Generation Y to discuss the meaning and existence of gender in terms that challenge everything we thought we knew about what it was to be 'male or 'female'.Trans, cis, TERF, gender-fluid, gender-queer, non-binary: the new gender field has a multitude of interpretations and concepts that can be sometimes challenging and often contradictory. In this workshop we will create a space to discuss new understandings of gender, explore and share our thinking with our colleagues, contemplate the pros and cons of the new wave of identity politics and reflect on the implications for the practice of Transactional Analysis. This will be a facilitated discussion-based workshop and we hope we will all come away with many more questions than answers.


Stream:   All Fields

Level:       None

Style:        Discussion

Size:          Ticketed, restricted numbers


Biographies:

William F. Cornell is in independent private practice in Pittsburgh, USA. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, many exploring the interface between TA, body-centered and psychoanalytic modalities, and has edited several books. He is co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal. He is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake Papers and Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the Expressive Language of the Living. 

Helen Rowland has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice in North Yorkshire and is a co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal. She is interested in the interface between culture, identity, politics, and psychotherapy and the implications for the practice of Transactional Analysis.

Saturday

April 28th 2018

Women on fire! - Kathie Hostick TSTA (P) & Frances Townsend TSTA (P)

In an ever changing world we have daily illustrations of women, previously ignored by the narrative of their culture, fighting for recognition and equality in our society. In this workshop we will discuss Muriel James’ book ‘Hearts On Fire: Romance and Achievement in the Lives of Great Women’. Although a book of it’s time almost 30 years ago, Muriel James introduces women throughout history who have balanced career and home life and made significant achievements in their own right.

Like Muriel James we have a passion and interest in women who have challenged law and bias to effect change i.e. suffragette Emeline Pankhurst, activist for girls and women's rights Malala Yousafzai and Manal Al-Sharif’s successful campaign for women to drive in Saudi Arabia. We will consider how such women inspire and influence us. Whatever our gender we will share our own personal narratives of women in power, women owning their power and powerful women. Women on fire!


Stream:   Advanced (Post CTA), Educational, Organisational, Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with                       Children/Young People

Level:       Basic

Style:       Experiential, Discussion

Size:         20-25 participants


Biographies:

Kathie runs an RTE in Hull and has set up a mental health service through joint working with her local NHS Trust. She has a passion for the phenomenological perspective on learning through experience and is developing her perspective on shame and vulnerability.

Frances has a successful private practice in rural Northamptonshire and is a tutor at The Berne Institute. She previously worked with a Women's Aid group and has long been interested in women's issues.

Saturday

April 28th 2018

Challenges of Consensual Nonmonogamy in Relationship Therapy - Rob van Tol MSc TA

The workshop explores the various types of consensual non-monogamies (swinging, polyamory, open relationships, relationship anarchists) and the blurred and fluid boundaries they can have with monogamy. It will seek to explore our often unexamined normative assumptions about relationships. It will unpack some of the implications for seeing consensual non-monogamy in a clinical setting. It will also reflect on the implications for therapists and how they practice. This workshop is based on the TAJ article, "I love you, and you, and you too", including some recent updates.


Stream:  Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling

Level:      Basic

Style:       Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         No restrictions


Biography:

Robert van Tol, MSc (TA Counseling), PGDip (TA Psychotherapy), is a digital strategy consultant and psychotherapeutic counsellor with a private practice specialising in relationship counselling. He runs the www.tastudent.org.uk website, which includes materials to help TA students, particularly a set of editable diagrams for those who cannot draw well. He can be contacted at 20 Wellington Park, Shirland, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6EQ, United Kingdom; email: [email protected]

Saturday

April 28th 2018

"Once upon a time in gender land...." - Diversity Committee

Using experiential exercises and co-creative discussions, this workshop will explore cross-cultural themes of gender constructions, deconstructions and gender politics.  We will engage with our personal examples/experiences of how - within the dominant discourse - gender stereotypes and scripting are reflected and reinforced, or challenged, in literature and the arts. Through these mediums, we explore creative possibilities... This workshop is drawing on the experiences of participants with the diversity committee acting as facilitators and participants in the process.  So, we offer an opportunity to be your own gender narrator….all fields and levels welcome.


Stream:    All Fields

Level:       All levels

Style:       Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         No restrictions


Biography: 

This Committee is interested in ideas and practice that concern diversity and social responsibility. Members each have particular areas of interest and will bring these to the theme of Gender and Sexuality in this workshop.

Saturday

April 28th 2018

Who and What is Lost When You Just See Me? (Twins in the therapy room) - Michelle Hyams-Ssekassi PTSTA (P)

I have had recent clinical experience of working with many twins; child, adolescent and some adults in therapy. What I keep discovering is that therapist and client are not complete without the “lost” third person.  In this workshop we will explore the practicalities and considerations for therapists, when working with twins in the therapy room. I anticipate we will discover that there are three people in the relationship and the “we” plays a vital role in the therapy.  The workshop will cover some concepts on work with twins, attachment, twinship, identity, race, culture and gender. Come and join me to share in the joy, and challenges of working with twins.


Stream:   Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with Children/Young People, working with Adults

Level:       Intermediate

Style:       Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         15-20 participants


Biography:

Michelle is an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer working with; children, young people families and adults in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Her professional roots are connected to social work and safeguarding. A current member of the UKATA Safeguarding Committee , and a Certified Parent Workshop Facilitator(2010) she has been a recent contributor to the MTV programme Teen Mom UK S2(2017). co-authored a book chapter “Relationships in a Therapeutic Context” Best Practice with Children and Families: Critical Social Work stories Palgrave Press (2014. ) Her specific areas of interest are in issues of  parenting , play, attachment, separation and loss, relationships, twins, sexual abuse, trauma, fostering and adoption. I am particularly interested in the challenges faced by blended families.

Saturday

April 28th 2018

Marking the CTA Written Examination - Training for Markers (CTA and above only) - Jula Tolley & Marilyn Wright

IStream: Psychotherapy

Level: CTA above only

Style: TBA

Size: TBA

Biographies:

Sunday AM Workshops

9:30am-12:30pm

Sunday

April 29th 2018

UKATA Council Forum  -  Council 

This forum is for all UKATA members to discuss issues with UKATA Council.

The agenda is set by participants and this space is available to consult, discuss and debate policy, procedures or any matters of interest with the current UKATA Council.


Style:     Discussion

Size:       No restrictions


Current Council:

John Renwick (Chair), Jon Henderson, Anita Webster, Bev Gibbons, Ros Sharples.

Further Council members will be elected on Saturday 28th April at the UKATA AGM.

Sunday

April 29th 2018

Live Group Therapy: Practice and Theory - Bob Cooke TSTA (P)

In this workshop I will be demonstrating a live group psychotherapy. The group will be one and a half hours duration with three participants.  I will teach off the group and the focus will be theories and methods of Clinical Transactional Analysis, including the use of Contracts, analysis of Ego states, the Enactment of Script and Script beliefs, the attention and use of Transference, interruptions to contact, an examination of Internal and External contact, the diagnosis of Relational needs and a focus on the relational group versus individual therapy within the group.


Stream:   Psychotherapy

Level:       Basic

Style:       Demonstration, Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         No restrictions


Biography: 

Bob Cooke is a Teaching Supervising Transactional Analyst. He founded the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy in 1988 and has been running Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training programmes at MIP since 1993.  He is also a Certified Integrative Psychotherapist - (International Integrative Psychotherapy Association). In recent times, he has taught extensively in the area of Relational Integrated Psychotherapy and the TA training which is offered at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy is combining Integrative Psychotherapy with Transactional Analysis over a four year time period.


Sunday

April 29th 2018

Making sense of the male psyche - Alisdair Moodie TSTA (P)

What is the problem with heterosexual men that contributes to bullying, sexual harassment (and worse), abuse in relationships, violent crime and other antisocial behaviour? The workshop will offer some insights using TA concepts and other psychological models as well as inviting participants to reflect on their experiences and observations. 


Stream:   Educational, Organisational, Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling, Working with Children/Young People

Level:       Basic

Style:       Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:         15-20 participants


Biography: 

Alastair has a private practice in Glasgow. He is interested in the problem of relationship violence and abuse and in ways to reduce its prevalence by working with men.

Sunday

April 29th 2018

Exploring our beliefs about gender - Beverley Ellis PTSTA (P)

Do our genitals influence our gender? What does it mean to be the gender we define ourselves? What is nurture and what is nature?

Participants are invited to join me in creating a mutually safe, honest, respectful and curious space to explore our beliefs and how these beliefs empower our clients and us, or limit our autonomy and disempower others.  Remember to bring your Free Child! 


Stream:   Advanced (Post CTA), Educational, Organisational, Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling

Level:      Basic

Style:       Experiential, Discussion

Size:         15-20 participants


Biography: 

Beverley Ellis has been practising psychotherapy since the early 1990’s. She trained at Metanoia, in London as a Transactional Analyst psychotherapist. Her private psychotherapy and supervision practice is in East London, where she sees individuals and couples. Beverley provides training on issues of race and culture and is also an accredited adoption counsellor. For over 20 years, Beverley has been practising Mindfulness Meditation and incorporates aspects of Mindfulness into her therapy and supervision practice. Beverley has experience in working in voluntary organisations offering therapy to the unemployed, people with alcohol addiction, those with mental health issues and group work. She has worked for 30 years in the Probation Service and Social Services in the areas of crime and mental health. Race, mental health and spirituality are Beverley’s particular areas of interest.

Sunday

April 29th 2018

LGBT Affirmative Practice - Patrick Brook CTA (P)

This workshop will provide a framework of understanding to support clinical work with LGBT identified people. Using the TA concept of ‘Script’, particularly through the lens of Pearl Drego’s work on ‘Cultural Scripting’, we will look at how sexual orientation can be viewed as a dimension embedded within wider social and political processes. From this base, we will be able to think about a working definition of LGBT affirmative practice - one that is accessible to all therapists, regardless of sexual orientation. We will be thinking about how our own experiences and cultures might be influencing our thoughts, feelings and behaviours towards LGBT identified people in ways that we may not have previously realised. 

 

Stream:   Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling

Level:       Basic

Style:        Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:          Up to 15 participants


Biography: 

Patrick Brook, BA (Hons), DELTA, MA, Dip. Couns., CTA (P) is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and a certified Transactional Analyst. Patrick works in Brighton, East Sussex, a town renowned for attracting diversity, and this is mirrored in his private, clinical practice. He has many years of experience working with those in the LGBT community, and is an active supporter of pragmatic ways of promoting and supporting inclusivity in the counselling/psychotherapy profession. 

Sunday

April 29th 2018

*** FULL *** Shame: A new, developmental model for practice - Andy Williams TSTA (P)  *** FULL ***

Shame appears to be endemic in the field of psychotherapy. Whether it manifests itself in the supervisory relationship (I can't believe I did that, and now I have to tell my supervisor!) or in the therapeutic relationship (I can't bear to tell my therapist this!). Many models of shame appear to be quite procedural and concrete. This workshop will propose a model of shame based on TA Relational Models and Impasse theory. It will invite attendees to consider aspects of shame and then to view these aspects through a developmental lens. We will then apply these ideas to practice.


Stream:   Psychotheraputic Counselling, Psychotherapy, TA Counselling

Level:      Intermediate

Style:      Teaching, Experiential, Discussion

Size:        20-25 participants


Biography: 

Andy Williams is a Co-Director of the TA Training Organisation, a registered training organisation based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He has many years experience of working in the NHS as a tertiary level psychotherapist as well as running a thriving private practice. Andy's practice involves high levels of diversity and he chooses to work with people of many gender and sexuality identities.  

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