Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
Transactional Analysis (TA) builds on previous counselling skills training and practical experience to enhance understanding of human personality, relationships and communication. It will offer participants the opportunity to become more familiar with ideas and concepts that form the basis of an approach which is readily applicable to many different settings and which may provide a useful complement to existing listening skills.
See 'Further Information and Notes'.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course will introduce the basic theoretical concepts of a transactional analysis approach to counselling skills. Transactional analysis provides an integrated model of counselling skills which builds on previous training and/or practical experience. Participants will be introduced to concepts such as ego states, transactions, psychological games and script and will be able to consider often perplexing aspects of experience from a new and different perspective.
The course will be a mixture of presentation, discussion and guided exploration. Participants will be expected to be willing and able to share and learn from their own experience.
This course may not be suitable for anyone who is currently
receiving counselling or has faced a serious emotional issue in the last
Class size is limited to 15. Students must be able to attend the same class at the same time over 10 weeks. There is a strict attendance requirement of at least 85%. Students who miss more than two 3-hour classes - for any reason - cannot pass the course.
Students will be required to pay the COSCA materials fee of £30 at the online store before the first class and before your workbook will be issued.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
One 1200-1500-word essay (30%), one 3000-word essay (50%), plus weekly learning logs (20%).
Resubmisssion of essays. Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted for learning logs.
A reflective personal learning log of 250 words will be completed by all students and submitted to tutors on a weekly basis after Week 2. 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.
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 course, 10 logs (12 for Saturday classes) will be graded linked to the CGS and weighted at 25% of the overall course mark.
Oral participation: Tutors will give individual feedback as necessary during the course.
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