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Pen A Caselet (PAC)

As a warm up exercise for our budding TA practitioners and CTA aspirants in the journey towards becoming ace Transactional Analysts, we are excited to announce the Pen A Caselet (PAC) contest.

We invite you to write a snippet of your work or application to self, using appropriate TA concepts as applicable to your field.

An Overview of the Contest:

Intent Applicability Rewards
Promote your writing and articulation skills The contest is open to all SAATA members. Language of writing must be English.

For all Participants:

  1. One free supervision hour per caselet from a P/TSTA of your choice from a panel of volunteer supervisors.
  2. Constructive feedback for all submissions
Help strengthen your TA conceptual knowledge and its application You may choose to write a caselet on application of TA to self / your client / your organisation
Bring in an element of fun and creativity to the case-writing process If you’re stuck thinking “how do I start writing for my exam?”, then this is the opportunity to un-stuck yourself !

For Contest Winner(s): Cash voucher worth Rs. XXX /- that can be redeemed in the SAATA shop for any of the following:

  1. SAATA membership renewal
  2. Passes for SAATA events like MLL
  3. Supervision hours
See more of your work published in the SAATA Newsletter Leverage the KISS principle - Keep It Short and Simple !

Contest Guidelines:
This contest is open for all SAATA members.

  • Word-count:
    Capture the essence of your caselet, writing to a maximum of 1000 words only. We encourage the use of diagrams/illustrations/tables, but please keep to the stipulated word limit (max. 1000 words, including everything)
  • Outline:
    In keeping to the specifics, here’s a sample outline you may use for your Caselet:
    • What is the problem statement?
    • What is/was the Contract?
    • What is/was the TA concept you used to analyse the same
    • What is the intervention employed to bring about change/movement in self and/or client?
    • What was the outcome?
    This is a sample. Your caselet need not show the entire process outlined here. For e.g., if you are using (or, have used) TA only for diagnosis, or intervention, or in parts of an on-going case, feel free to pen it the way you like! Choose your unique style, use your creativity and showcase your conceptual thinking and application. This is your space, so go ahead and shine the spotlight on your potency as a TA practitioner. Note: We are looking for caselets and not full-fledged case-studies. Share a snippet showcasing your application of TA concept(s). It could even be what you did in just one session with a client, for example. No application is too small!
  • Client Protection, Anonymity and Confidentiality:
    Should you choose to write a caselet on your client/client organisation, please ensure you maintain confidentiality, keep to generic references and do not divulge any sensitive information. Please note that the responsibility of seeking necessary permissions from your client lies with you; SAATA and the newsletter team will not be held liable in any way.

    We also suggest you choose a caselet which would be different from what you intend to submit for any of the SAATA or CTA exams, to protect your anonymity for exam submissions. Look at PAC as the springboard for you to trial-jump your way to brilliant, comprehensive exam case studies.

  • Review & Assessment:
    • Successful entries, as judged by a panel of volunteer supervisors who are P/TSTA in the chosen field, will be published in a future issue of the SAATA Newsletter, as and when there are sufficient entries.
    • The caselets will be evaluated on the following parameters:
      1. Conceptual understanding and application 
      2. Flow, structure and coherence of the caselet 
      3. Creativity in application and/or presentation of the caselet

Go ahead, snap on your writing gear, Pen A Caselet, & e-mail it to us at newsletter@saata.org

This will be an ongoing contest. The last dates for submission are as follows:

  • 28th February (for the April issue)
  • 31st May (for the July issue)
  • 31st August (for the October issue)
  • 30th November (for the January issue)

If you wish to write in any language other than English, please email us and we will do what we can to support.

Note : "These guidelines replaces the one published in the previous quarter issue of October 2018"

 
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