Our popular series of practical training days...
Applied Topics in Transactional Analysis
Workshops for Continuing Professional Development, Spring 2014
Once again we are offering our well-received series of training days in the practical applications of TA. We call the series “Applied Topics in Transactional Analysis”. In our programmes, these practical training days are highlighted by the symbol /ATTA\. These applied trainings are designed to be of immediate practical use to counsellors, therapists and other helping professionals working in the specific areas covered by the /ATTA\ trainings. Participants need not have previous specialised knowledge of TA (though the series will also be useful to those in TA training); the accent is on practice and application, not on theory.
Wed. 6 February 2014: "EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming"
Presenter: Frances Townsend MSc (TA Psych) CertCouns PGDip (Supervision) CertEMDR PTSTA(P)
EMDR is a method of enabling the brain to process and integrate information that has been blocked by the "fight/flight" system. The practitioner uses bilateral brain stimulation to enable clients to process disturbing memories and emotions and facilitate them to reorganize their experience into a positive resource. The TA therapist can link this treatment and theory to Child ego-state deconfusion and Adult ego-state strengthening and decontamination. The therapist can use this effectively in the normal course of therapy as a crisis intervention and for early trauma that is not accessible in conscious memory. EMDR has been in the NICE guidelines for some time for the treatment of post-traumatic stress, and current research has supported its effectiveness.
I will address the use of EMDR within TA therapy and demonstrate the method. Participants will have an opportunity to experience and practise EMDR and I will discuss the ethical and professional considerations for its use in practice.
Frances Townsend is a TA therapist, trainer and supervisor. She is a certified CTA Trainer and has a level III certificate in EMDR. She teaches and supervises at The Berne Institute and also has a private practice in Northamptonshire. Frances also works as a therapist in GP practice where she has found EMDR to be particularly useful. (IV)
Fees: the fee for each workshop is £85 for "Berne" members and £95 for non-members (non-returnable deposit £30 in both cases).
Location: All our training events are held at Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN. Kegworth is some ten miles south of Nottingham. Our training centre, Berne House, is on the main A6 through the village, one mile from Junction 24 on the M1. If you would like more detailed directions, please click here; for a list of local accommodation, please click here.
Accreditation: For TA trainees, each /ATTA\ training may each be logged as six hours' Advanced TA Training towards the hours totals set by EATA for the CTA examination. (For students enrolled on the MSc / PGCD course, module "Themes" are indicated by the number in italics after each workshop description). For qualified TA professionals, these workshops meet the criteria set by UKCP for Continuing Professional Development. A certificate of attendance will be provided on request.
Times: Unless otherwise stated, all /ATTA\ training days begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., with normal breaks for lunch and refreshments. We provide light refreshments for breaks. Kegworth offers a wide range of restaurants, hotels and pubs for buying lunch.
Bookings and payment: To book a place on an /ATTA\ , please write or call: The Course Registrar, The Berne Institute, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN (tel/fax 01509-673649). Alternatively, you can email us here>>. To confirm your place, please enclose the booking deposit with your booking, or send it to the Course Registrar as soon as possible if you book by phone, fax or email. The balance of the fee is payable on arrival. Please make cheques, etc., payable to “The Berne Institute”.
To join “The Berne”: Membership of The Berne Institute is open to all who have an interest in psychotherapy, counselling or related fields. To become a “Berne” member, please send the annual membership fee of £50 to the Course Registrar at the address above. Alternatively, you may become a member by paying this membership fee on arrival at any workshop (in which case you immediately become eligible for the reduced fee, as well as the other benefits of “Berne” membership).