Manchester Transactional Analysis Conference

Manchester Transactional Analysis Conference 2019, Workshop Information

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AM presenters:


Bob Cooke

Presentation Title:
Redecision Psychotherapy - a demonstration
Presentation Abstract:
In this workshop I will be demonstrating Redecision Psychotherapy from a Transactional
Analysis stance. It will be an opportunity for us to look at Redecision Psychotherapy in
action and how "Hope" and "Desire" may be the transformational agent/motivation to
long-lasting psychological change.
Theory to be Covered:
The theoretical concepts to be covered through demonstration and discussion will be the
Redecision model from the Gouldings - Berne - framework. We will be covering concepts
such as Impasse theory, Injunctions, Contracts and Drivers.
Aims and Objectives of Workshop:
The focus of this workshop is to enable participants to see "live" demonstration therapy in
action and particularly Redecision Psychotherapy from a Transactional Analysis
framework. They will also be able to discuss the demonstration in groups and explore the
theory underpinning the methodology.
Qualifications:
Bob Cooke, TSTA
Brief Biography:
Bob Cooke is a Teaching Supervising Transactional Analyst. He has been in world of TA
for over 35 years and is the Founder of the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy. He
has been training people to be TA therapists since 1993 both nationally and
internationally.
Main focus:
Psychotherapy
Other focus:
Psychotherapy
TA Knowledge Required:
Basic
Number of Participants:
Any
Style of Presentation: Experiential;Discussion;Demonstration
TA qualification or professional body or relevant experience:
TSTA (UKATA - UKCP - EATA - ITAA - IIPA)


Steff Oates

Presentation Title:
Holding back the hope? Bringing forward the intrigue and interest.
Presentation Abstract:
This presentation will consider the disadvantages of having hope for ourselves, our clients
and our families. How hope can become expectation and bring about despair.
We will examine how hope may impose a structure from our own desires and wishes and
become an invitation to over-adaptation and camouflage.
There will be a focus on neuro-diversity and our tendency to assume what is conventional
mental health is a one size fits all.
Theory to be Covered:
Constructivist and Neuro-constructivist Transactional Analysis
Critique of the Cathexis material
Recent literature on neurodiversity
Aims and Objectives of Workshop:
To open the minds and hearts of participants as to how our own hopes may negatively
influence the therapeutic process.
Qualifications to Appear in the Programme:
Cert Ed. TSTA (Psychotherapy)
Brief Biography:
Steff Oates has been a private practitioner in Cheshire for 26 years. Her passion for TA
and expanding our frame in psychotherapy never wanes. She has also spent 20 years
and continues in body psychotherapy training groups and is an avid reader and writer.
She is currently vice president research and innovation of the International Transactional
Analysis Association.
Main focus:
Psychotherapy
TA Knowledge Required:
Advanced
Number of Participants:
Any
Style of Presentation: Experiential;Didactic;Discussion
TA qualification or professional body or relevant experience:
TSTA, ITAA


Celia Simpson

Presentation Title:
A somatic perspective on hope
Presentation Abstract:
The grounded self, the embodied person, holds hope and vitality - the desire to
live and to experience in the here-and-now. The traumatised self may either
compensate, (hyperarousal), or collapse (hypoarousal).
In this workshop we will explore how our bodies feel and breathe along the
continuum of hope and despair. We will identify our sensations and experiences
of resting in our groundedness. How might we suppress or dampen down our
vitality?
Theory to be Covered:
Principles of Grounding (Mellor)
The window of tolerance (Siegal, Ogden)
Aims and Objectives of Workshop:
To provide an experiential and reflective space where we can consider these
sensations and ideas. We will explore the way hope and physis are held and
expressed by the body and think about what we can do for ourselves and our
clients to expand one’s tolerance of life.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for some
movement.
Qualifications to Appear in the Programme:
PTSTA (P)
Brief Biography:
I have a small private-independent practice in supervision and psychotherapy and
train at Red Kite Training in south Liverpool. My current interests include the body
and movement, and in ageing creatively. I am assistant editor of the Transactional
Analyst, quarterly magazine of UKATA.
Main focus:
Counselling;Psychotherapy
Other focus:
Educational;Organisational
TA Knowledge Required:
Basic
Number of Participants:
Less than 10
Style of Presentation:
Experiential
TA qualification or professional body or relevant experience:
PTSTA (P)




PM presenters:


Jim Davis

Presentation Title:
Hope, disappointment and surrender
Presentation Abstract:
Maintaining hope in the face of disappointments presents one of our greatest
challenges in life. Parents are not all powerful, romantic love is only a brief precursor
to seeing our lover as they really are, and even our therapists don’t live up to our
idealised fantasies. How do we find the motivation to overcome disappointments, and
continue to hope, after a slight, an argument, a withdrawal, a loss, an attack?
Nietzsche’s answer was through the cultivation of our acceptance and surrender to the
vulnerability of disappointment. We’ll explore this idea largely through reflection on our
personal experiences, both in our lives and in the process of the workshop itself.
Theory to be Covered:
Aspiration/ Physis (hope in the face of disappointment), loss, juxtaposition, ambivalence.
Aims and Objectives of Workshop:
To enhance awareness and understanding of the the above theory as a focus for our
work.
Qualifications to Appear in the Programme:
TSTA(P)
Brief Biography:
Jim's influences include TA, gestalt, bodywork, relational psychoanalysis and political
psychology. He runs a variety of professional, professional, therapy, supervision and
training groups
Main focus:
Counselling;Psychotherapy
Other focus:
Educational;Organisational
TA Knowledge Required:
None
Number of Participants:
Any
Style of Presentation:
Experiential;Discussion
TA qualification or professional body or relevant experience:
TSTA(P)


Enid Welford

Presentation Title:
Taking Life, no matter what the cost.
Abstract:
Many clients come to therapy with difficulties with their parents, and therapists use considerable time and energy supporting clients to become autonomous and less impacted by their parental introjects. Controversially, Bert Hellinger, the founder of Family Constellations, stressed that only when we accept our parents as they are/were can we take our place in life with freedom and hope. For clients whose parents have been abusive and violent this seems counter therapeutic. In the workshop we will explore this idea, its relationship to TA concepts and whether working this way might increase our ability to hold hope for our clients.
Theory to be covered.
TA theory: Script. Parent Introjects and Relational Units. Discounting. Hot Potato. Strokes. Symbiosis. Transgenerational Script.
Family Constellations Theory
Aspects of Compassionate Therapy.
Aims and objectives of the workshop.
To offer a way of working with clients whose history leaves them fighting with their parent introjects.
For participants to be hopeful about such work.
Biography:
Enid Welford is a supervisor, therapist and trainer based in South Manchester. She worked for many years in mental health with clients who had often .experienced traumatic childhoods. She uses Family Constelaltions alongside TA theory in working with her clients and finds this combination to be very effective. She has written articles on this subject for the Transactional Analysis Journal.
Main focus
Counselling
Psychotherapy
Other focus.
Educational
Organisatioonal
TA Knowledge required
101
Any number of participants
Style Experiential Discussion Demonstration
TA qualification TSTA(P)



Rachel Curtis

Presentation Title:
50 Shades of TA
Presentation Abstract:
Gender and sexual variance can create distress, a fear of not being accepted, ridiculed
or persecuted. Our sexual desires are secret, hidden away and yet these desires form
and inform our search for intimacy and belonging. How do we negotiate the path leading
us to intimacy, fulfilment and peace?
In 50 Shades of TA, I look at gender and sexual variance, including fetishes, kink and
beyond with a focus on how early experiences shape of sexual arousal palate and how
to work with clients and ourselves in these most intimate of issues.
Description of Presentation Style:
Teaching, discussion
Theory to be Covered:
Attachment, hungers, script
Aims and Objectives of Workshop:
To educate in terms of gender and sexual variance and to encourage discussion and
interest in the many flavours and textures available!
Qualifications to Appear in the Programme:
PTSTA (P)
Brief Biography:
I work in private practice in North Wales, seeing adults and children & young people for
long term and short term therapy. I have a busy supervision pratice and also train
practitioners to work with children & young people.
My areas of interest are gender and sexual variance, aging, life changing illness and
infertility and assisted conception.
Main focus: Counselling;Educational;Organisational;Psychotherapy
TA Knowledge Required:
Advanced
Number of Participants:
15
Style of Presentation:
Didactic Discussion
TA Qualification or UKATA Membership Category: PTSTA (P)




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