A structured, supportive approach to professionalising your TA practice
If you are a coach or a trainer, and you have experienced some TA training or are curious about it, you might also be considering working towards a qualification.
Lynda is qualified at the highest level as Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA). The accrediting bodies were the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). She did her TA 101 in 1998, qualified as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) in 2007, and at TSTA in 2013.
It is a long process! She stuck with it, but it is well known that many people drop out before becoming qualified. She spent six years as a contractual trainee, attending two day workshops one weekend for ten months of the year. One of the reasons the process is such a long one is that practitioners have to achieve and log hours: 150 hours of supervision, 600 hours of professional training amongst others. When these hours have been accrued, and your supervisor thinks you are ready, you start the exam process: 24,000 written exam which has to be passed before you can then take your oral exam (a sort of viva, where the candidate is examined by a board of four examiners).
It seems a shame (although completely understandable) that many people drop out before getting to the written exam stage. It might mean that they have done 1, 2 or more years of TA training, but do not have a qualification to show for their investment of time and energy.
The International Centre for Developmental Transactional Analysis originally created a Certificate and Diploma route for the developmental fields (organisational, counselling and educational). More recently, the field of psychotherapy has been added. The Certificate and Diploma lead to a MSc in Professional Development (TA with a specialism such as coaching etc). You will also be supported to achieve your CTA if desired, but bear in mind for those working in organisational settings that CTA status is not recognised, whereas post-graduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc are readily recognised.
If you have read this far, maybe your next step is to book a call with Lynda to discuss your plans further and to have your queries answered. Lynda runs six hour online workshops at a time to suit you, keeping the groups small and allowing for plenty of interaction and practice. You can study for the qualifications at your own pace, arranging your supervision online and you will be guided through the writing of your assignments.
Click the 'book a call' button above to arrange a 30 minute chat with Lynda now.
The short version
The online training and portfolio route gives you: