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Course Overview

The course will build on previous Transactional Analysis (TA) training and practical experience.  Students will focus on important counselling themes in order to explore and integrate a range of TA concepts. The course will focus on aspects of TA which describe and explain the ways in which individuals develop; the impact of childhood experiences on later life, stages of development, how these continue throughout life, the components of life scripts and the significance of internal psychological processes.

Students will be able to analyse their own developmental history and identify personal current developmental needs

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Barbara Foad

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Course Description

  Students will have a thorough overview of TA concepts relating to the ways in which individuals (adults and children) develop and change .Students will develop the ability to clearly describe the range of TA concepts that illuminate the processes of individual development including, Structural analysis of ego states, Script matrix and related concepts, including life positions, attributions, injunctions, counter script and drivers, Cycles of Development, Internal processes including discounting and the racket system and Autonomy as the goal of TA application.
 They will apply TA concepts appropriately  and professionally with clients who wish to analyse their own developmental needs .Also to apply TA concepts to identify developmental needs of clients and present interventions accordingly in activities such as counselling and teaching . Students will be able to  Work with clients to bring about personal and professional change and growth.


Further Information & Notes

See Course Prospectus for class days and times.  You must contact the Programme Co-ordinator , Barbara Foad to register for a place. 
This course may not be suitable for anyone who is currently receiving Counselling  or has faced a serious emotional issue in the last six months.
Class size is limited to 15. You must be able to attend the same class at the same time  over 10 weeks .There is a strict attendance requirement of at least 75% . If you miss more than two 3 Hr classes for any reason you cannot pass the course.

Your class may include part-time students of all ages.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Two essays, one of 1200-1500 words (30%), second 3000 words (50%), weekly learning logs (20%).

Resit:Resubmisssion of essays

Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted for learning logs.

To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Formative Assessment

A reflective personal learning log of 250 words will be completed by all students and submitted to tutors after week 2 on a weekly basis. The log is an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences of learning in the class , how they relate theory to practice and their own personal awareness, growth and development. The course is a mix of presentation, discussion and guided exploration. Participants are expected to be willing to share and learn from their own experience. Formative peer and self-assessment are integral to this course.


Weekly: A reflective learning log: will be read by tutors on weekly submission and any necessary feedback or concerns communicated to students. At the end of the course10 logs will be graded linked to the CAS and weighted at 20% of the overall course mark. Oral participation: Tutors will give individual feedback as necessary during the course.

Course Learning Outcomes


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