Our popular series of practical training days...
Applied Topics in Transactional Analysis
Workshops for Continuing Professional Development, Autumn 2013
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.
This web page gives advance notice of an /ATTA\ workshop that is to be given in October 2013 (bookings for the workshop are open now). Other workshops in the /ATTA\ series will be added to the programme shortly.
Fri. 25 Oct. 2013: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorders"
Presenter: Adrienne Lee BA MPracNLP TSTA(P)
The violation of children's bodies creates deeply held trauma. The self-protective use of denial, dissociation and personality fragmentation to deal with overwhelming trauma leaves victims of abuse, as adults, doubting their own reality. Survivors have been forced to numb their bodies and disconnect from the existence, impact and meaning of their histories.
This one-day workshop will present the Symptom Cluster Method for the Assessment of DID and Dissociative disorders developed by Richard Loewenstein and the work of Richard Kluft, Richard Erkine and Rebecca Trautmann. We will discuss the different manifestations of denial and dissociation and their clinical implications, the use of the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for treatment, and develop an understanding of trauma memory retrieval. The treatment processes for the integration of the fragmentations within the personality will be presented.
The documentary film "Denial" by Tom Verheul about a woman with multiple personalities will be shown and discussed. The film shows the client receiving TA therapy from Erica Stern and Richard Erskine. Adrienne has had experience of working clinically with Dissociative Identity Disordered clients and supervising the work of other therapists in this demanding area of work.
Adrienne Lee is a Co-Director of The Berne Institute. She is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Adrienne is a Founder Member and former Chair of the UK's Institute of Transactional Analysis, and is past President of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA). In 2010 she was awarded the EATA Gold Medal for "outstanding services to TA in Europe". (I)
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).