Certification Training Program (Chapel Hill, NC) Spring Semester 2017

Certification Training Program
Redecision/Relational Therapy and Transactional Analysis
Chapel Hill, NC
Spring Semester 2017
Southeast Institute

This is a comprehensive training program integrating the approaches of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Redecision Therapy, Relational Therapy, Attachment Theory, Systems Theory, Developmental Theory, Personality Adaptations, Body Work, and Energy Psychology. We offer a very powerful short-term approach that combines cognitive, behavioral, and affective/experiential techniques. The focus of the training is on developing a broad conceptual framework and mastering effective techniques for individual, couple, family, and group therapy. The program meets on a Friday and Saturday once a month for 10 months and is designed on a two-year cycle. Enrollment is on a semester basis. Certification as a TA Practitioner requires the TA 101 Course and 10 months of training. Certification as a Redecision Therapist requires 20 months of training, a written exam, and a tape demonstrating one’s competency in Redecision Therapy. In Louisville, the program meets every other month. The program consists of theory, demonstration, supervision, and experiential work. Our experience is that individuals learn best by having an opportunity to practice what they are learning and get direct supervision of their work. Therefore, we have participants work directly with one another using video to enhance the supervision. Participants also have the opportunity to do personal work with the faculty and observe them working with others.

Chapel Hill, NC –
Vann Joines, Ph.D., and Emily Keller, Ph.D.

DATES: 2017 SPRING SEMESTER: Feb. 17-18, Mar. 17-18, Apr. 7-8, May 12-13, June 9-10
TIMES: Fridays 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturdays 9:00am – 4:30pm
TUITION: $1700 per semester ($340 deposit; balance payable $340 per month for 4 months)
CE CREDITS: HRS 60 per semester
LEVEL: Beginner & Intermediate

February       Working with Trauma, Racket Analysis
March            Ego-State Relational Units, Game Analysis
April              Couples Therapy, Passivity and Discounting
May               Family Therapy, Script Analysis
June             Group Therapy, The Overall Framework


Working with Trauma; Racket Analysis

  • Draw the second-order structural egostate model
  • Define: contaminated ego-state
  • Compare and contrast the functional ego-state model and the structural ego-state model  
  • List 4 ways to diagnose ego-states
  • Define trauma
  • Describe the relationship between trauma and emotional problems
  • List the effects of childhood trauma
  • Explain how trauma affects the physical body

Ego-State Relational Units; Game Analysis

  • Describe egostate relational units
  • Relate egostate relational units to neural networks
  • Explain the difference between the natural and adapted parts of these structures
  • Write out “Formula G” (The six elements of a game)
  • List three characteristics of games
  • Explain one internal advantage to playing games
  • Explain one external advantage to playing games
  • Name a game played from the Victim position on the Drama Triangle
  • Name a game played from the Persecutor position on the Drama Triangle
  • Demonstrates the moves through a game using the Drama Triangle

Couples Therapy; Passivity and Discounting

  • List the four passive behaviors
  • List the four levels of discounting
  • Give an example of discounting at the “level” of a problem
  • Explain the relationship between discounting and grandiosity
  • List the developmental stages in couples’ relationships
  • Describe the different escape hatches in couples’ relationships
  • Describe the 4 types of attachments
  • List 4 important contracts for intimacy
  • Explain what is required and what is desired for intimacy
  • Describe the difference between target strokes and target discounts
  • Describe the I to I process of communication

Family Therapy; Script Analysis

  • Explain the different communication patterns that can exist in families
  • Describe the different levels of functioning in families
  • Explain the “outside in” approach of family therapy
  • Describe an approach to making explicit what is happening to the identified patient
  • Explain the role of the identified patient in keeping dysfunctional family patterns intact
  • List twos benefits to working with the entire family, including children, as opposed to working with just children or just the parents/caretakers
  • Give the definition of a “life script”
  • List the different parts of the script
  • Explain when a life script questionnaire is useful in therapy
  • Draw a script matrix
  • List the 12 injunctions and 5 drivers

Group Therapy; The Overall Framework

  • Describe the benefits of working with a group
  • List at least two advantages to working with a cotherapist
  • Describe the internal and external group boundaries
  • List for whom group therapy is contraindicated and why
  • Explain the process and factors involved in screening for group therapy
  • Draw out an overall framework for how TA theory fits together
  • Explain the difference between “Hope” and “Courage” in a TA framework
  • Explain why individual’s will work so hard to try to justify their script
  • Describe the goal of TA therapy
  • Define what “autonomy” means in TA
    ACEP Approved Provider No. 6756

    ACEP Approved Provider No. 6756

    Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

February 17, 2017 to February 18, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition - Live $1,700.00
Tuition - Online$1,700.00
Location Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy
659 Edwards Ridge Road
Chapel Hill NC 27517
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