Pre-Conference Institutes – Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Diversity of Relationship in the the Different Schools and Approaches in TA

Adrienne Lee

Adrienne Lee

This workshop will explore the nature of the therapeutic relationship and examine how this differs depending on the TA approach and culture used. I will discuss the uses of transference and countertransference, the therapist as facilitator and the therapist as co-creator, and consider how choices about the therapeutic relationship may impact on the process and outcome of therapy or consultancy. I will also introduce the concepts of “enlivening" and “deadening" and see how these relate to the diverse ways of relating and working for transformational outcomes.
The workshop will include didactic presentations and offer experiential exercises and demonstrations, as well as providing space for discussion and reflection on the options for the therapist, coach, educator and consultant.

Adrienne Lee BA, PGCE, TSTA(P) is a psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and also a Master Practitioner in NLP.

Adrienne has been a mother, a University teacher, and a psychotherapist for more than 40 years and was one of the first people in the UK to practise Transactional Analysis. She is a Founder Member and past Chair of the UK TA Association and Past President of EATA.

She is Director of The Berne Institute in Nottingham, UK, which trains transactional analysts in all the fields and has Masters degrees in TA Psychotherapy, TA Educational, TA Organisational and Supervision validated by the Middlesex University in London.

Adrienne has been awarded the gold medal by EATA and was the recipient of the ITAA Muriel James Living Principles Award in Berlin in 2017.

Lee, A. (1997) "Process Contracts" published in Contracts in Counselling Ed. Sills.C. Sage, London
Lee, A. (2002) "The one session cure" published in Transactional Analysis approaches to Brief Therapy Ed. Keith Tudor
Lee, A. (2003) "The Mirror Exercise: creating new Ego States now – a constructivist approach" published in Key Concepts in Transactional Analysis: Ego States Eds. Sills,C. and Hargaden,H. , Worth Publishing, London
Lee, A. (2008) "The Power is in the Process", Transactional Analysis Journal Vol.38,No.1
Lee, A. (2012) How To Be A Transactional Analyst: A Workbbook on the Major Schools and Approaches in Transactional Analysis. (self-published)
Lee, A. (2014) The Introduction to TA (101) Workbook (6th Edition) (published by The Berne Institute for use of all students on Introductory and Foundation Level courses.) Pp.72
Lee, A. (2014) "The Development of a Process Group", Transactional Analysis Journal 44(1), 41-52

The Cultures of the Fields of TA: Mixed Salad or Melting Pot

Julie Hay (TSTA-O,E,P)

Julie Hay (TSTA-O,E,P)

Julie Hay TSTA (Organisational, Psychotherapy and Educational)

I notice an increasing trend for transactional analysts to be certified in more than one field. I am TSTA (OPE) and currently a contracted trainee in the Counselling field, as I seek to demonstrate my competence in all four fields – and when I will hopefully be able to label myself as TSTA COPE ?.

I recall that my 'first' TA training, as an 'organisational' transactional analyst, was undertaken when we had only the options of psychotherapy or special fields. I got to choose my own label – Organisational & Management Development – and in those days there was little separation between the fields. I learned what psychotherapists did and they learned what I did. My sponsor was a Provisional Teaching Member in the Clinical field although he had specialised in counselling – in those days there was no distinction between psychotherapy and counselling.

During this workshop I plan to review how the approaches within and between the fields are different, how they are the same, how we frame boundaries and consider ethical issues, and what this means for contracting.

We will look at how the underpinning theories of TA are used in many different ways, how those theories have been developed over the years for different applications, and how the different fields can contribute to each other.

I will also invite you to consider what this means in terms of the culture of TA generally, how the 'TA culture' has morphed into the different fields, and what it means for our perceptions of the fields and the qualifications.

The Heroes Journey

Sari Van Poelje

We often know what we want to change, and even how to change it, but somehow we often do not make those fundamental changes that would improve the quality of our personal and professional lives.

Eric Berne offered us an explanation for our lack of fundamental change, through his concept of life script. One of the sources that inspired Berne to think about life script was the work of anthropologist Joseph Campbell. Campbell analyzed stories and myths from all over the world and wrote his book ‘Hero with a Thousand Faces' in 1949, to develop a 12 step model of development.

In this workshop we will journey through the twelve steps of a heroes journey, discovering the mythic aspects of your leadership script formation. The twelve steps described by Campbell are: prologue, call to action, refusal of the call, meeting of the mentor, selection, king for a day, meeting the goddess, ordeal, the dagger, the return to the light, death and resurrection and the elixir.

Drs Sari van Poelje is an international consultant, executive coach and trainer. She is the managing director of INTACT, international training, coaching and consultancy. With offices in Budapest and Goteborg, and associated offices in Antwerp, Milan, Lyon and Paris, the company offers executive coaching, management consultancy and training programs for coaches, consultants and leaders.

Her passion is co-creating change in an organizational setting and team agility.

Handling Trauma in the Context of Culture

Drs. S.J. van Poelje

Dr Shekar Seshadri

This workshop will address two fundamental questions:
1. Do loss and trauma have culture-specific contexts?
2. Are they universal experiences?
Using the contexts of loss and (sexual) abuse in Children, it will demonstrate that the culture characterizing adult-child relationships is the culture of,

  • Denial and Disbelief
  • Silence
  • Patriarchy
  • Obedience and Expectation

It will then proceed to detail types and levels of intervention.

Dr Shekhar Seshadri, is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and a post-graduate in Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.

He is currently Professor and Head, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Besides working with child and adolescent mental health including developmental disabilities, he is actively involved in the areas of gender and sexualities, violence/trauma and abuse, children in difficult circumstances, juvenile justice, experiential methodologies, school programmes/teacher training in life skills education,Community and school mental health programmes, forum theatre and qualitative research.