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Transactional Analysis can be defined as many things, first and foremost it is a Philosophy that begins with the belief that each of us is fundamentally OK whilst also expressing a point of view, and a description of people which gives us an understanding to the Structure of Personality.
Woollams and Brown (1978) describe it as “An ever-expanding system of related techniques designed to help people understand and change their feelings and behaviours .”
Eric Berne began to develop the theory of TA before 1958 ,when he had his first articles published containing the principles of TA and its concepts.
His first book Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy was published in 1961. This laid out a theory of Personality and Interpersonal relationships, in all his works extended over thirty – two years including seven books and fifty articles, transcripts and papers (Stewart 1992).
Berne described TA primarily as “a unified system of individual and social psychiatry”, because of his extensive work within the Psychiatric community both working with individuals and groups.
In its strictest sense the term Transactional Analysis was used by Berne to denote the analysis of Transactions. In his book Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy 1961 he described TA as “Structural and Transactional Analysis that offers a systematic, consistent theory of Personality and social dynamics derived from clinical experience, and an actionistic, rational form of therapy -which is suitable for, and easily understood by, and naturally adapted to the great majority of Psychiatric patients”.
TA Today (Stewart & Joines 1987) describe TA as defined by the ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association) as “a Theory of Psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change”. Stewart and Joines go on to say it is a Theory of Personality which uses a three part model known as the Ego state model, which helps us understand how people function and express their Personality in terms of behaviour.
Briefly TA also provides us with a Theory of Communication, it gives a method for analysing systems and organisations.
It also offers a theory of Child development, it offers life Script explaining how are influenced by our history and the decisions we make about ourselves, others and the world because of that.
It offers explanations as to how we continue to repeat patterns of behaviour that may be self-defeating. Overall TA gives us a theory of Psychopathology, a system of Psychotherapy, a Treatment system for all types Psychological problems from average Neurosis to Psychosis.
The 101 introduction to Transactinal analysis provides teaching on all the above, and more.
It is covered over Two days and carries a Certificate given out by UKATA as well as being a prerequisite for further training in Transactional Analysis.
This workshop is taught four times of the year at theManchester Institute of Psychotherapy.
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In this video Karen burke delivers her Key note Speech for the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy November-2011.
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Bob Cooke TSTA talks with Rory Lee-Oakes,on this video, about the various training courses at The Manchester Institute For Psychotherapy. Rory has been a learner on several of our courses over the years,and therfore is in a good postion to talk about the courses from a learners viewpoint. Rory is also a Tutor of Counselling and for many years has taught students the practice of Counselling
Welcome to the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision
Established in 1987, the Manchester Institute is a non profit making educational organisation, specialising in the areas of Psychotherapy and Counselling Trainings, Counselling and Therapy Services, Supervision Training, Continuing Professional Development, and Psychotherapy Conferences.
Our mission is to provide a centre of excellence in terms of training of Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Supervisors as well as offering a Comprehensive Continuing Professional Development programme.
We operate in Manchester (England) though we cover all areas in the UK and many International localities. We promote a rigorous professionalism grounded in concern and humanity, both in skilled practitioner services and professional training.
All our courses are part time and specifically designed to be managed alongside current occupations.
As well as individual, group and couples’ therapy and counselling, we offer:
- 4 year, part time psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis, using an Integrative approach. This course is taken at weekends,and leads to a National and International accreditation.
- National and International accredited introduction in Transactional Analysis.
- Introduction to Supervision
- Certificate in Supervision
- Continuing Professional Development Programme
- Psychotherapy Conferences
Psychotherapy and Counselling for all.
We offer a comprehensive Therapy and Counselling service to the public.
At the Manchester Institute there are over 14 therapists and counsellors who are experienced and qualified in the areas of facilitating people towards personal growth and problem solving.
Areas such as relationship issues, divorce and separation, anxiety, depression, self esteem, panic attacks, bereavement, sexual abuse, assertiveness and general well being are just some of the areas dealt with within the therapeutic services that the Institute offers.
Assessment and Referral Procedure
We operate a unique referral system where we will help guide a person to the appropriate therapist/counsellor of their choice. The referral system has been running for over 11 years and has provided a useful mechanism for people to find the right therapist and counselling services that will suit their specific needs.
In this video Karen Burke and Stephanie Cooke are both discussing the history and creation of the low-cost clinic at the Manchester Institute for psychotherapy.The low-cost clinic is unique in its creation as improvised a placement for the third year trainees in the transactional analysis psychotherapy training. The clinic was the brainchild of Bob Cooke who is the clinical director and founder of the Manchester Institute for psychotherapy- 1987.
Karen Burke is Gestalt psychotherapist at the Institute and put together the low-cost brochure which outlines the framework which the clinic operates from- indeed this brochure is vital to the understanding and regulations of the running of the low-cost clinic at MIP. Karen has recently conducted research with regards to the low-cost clinic and its challenges and growth.
In this video we touch on the Psychotherapy Training at The manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
In this video we will be exploring the different rooms within the Institute, – we will talk about the history of the Manchester Institute- look at the training rooms and some of the therapy rooms within the Institute.
The video also shows, Chorlton, the area in which the Institute is situated in- we look at the locality and the surrounding areas. The Institute was created in 1988 ,though before that it had been the Labour Party headquarters and before that the church!
We have been a Psychotherapy centre since 1988,which evolved into the Manchester Institute in 1993,and we have been running training courses and vibrant CPD programme since that date.
We also have a large clinical dimensional to the Institute- 21 Psychotherapists work from the Institute, and this has been a vital cornerstone in the development of a Psychotherapy Institute of excellence.