Psychotherapeutic Ideas in Practice


Psychotherapeutic ideas help us understand the internal sometimes unconscious processes that go on within ourselves and others all the time. Using transactional analysis as a starting point we will explore how other people’s relational and emotional states can unknowingly get into ourselves and our relationships leaving us feeling uncomfortable and behaving or responding in ways we do not fully understand. Basic concepts of transference, countertransference and splitting will be discussed to enable to consider how others ‘may make us feel’ and how we may be able to contain and consider ours and others emotional states to create changes in emotional and relational worlds.

Teaching Methods

Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. There is a strong emphasis on practice skills and development and group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from and for practice development.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart

Group Size

Minimum group size 6. Can be taught to up to 30 at one time. Can be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day is really interesting and helpful to anyone working with children and young people in a range of context including vulnerable and hard to reach populations.

No previous knowledge of psychotherapeutic processes or ideas are required and this course can be offered at a variety of levels.

Main benefits

To understand some key concepts from transactional analysis and psychotherapy to help us better understand how others people’s behaviour and feelings can get inside of us and how best to manage and work with this. This will enable us to better work with colleagues and service users and manage our own emotional states.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training

A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

Lead Associate/Associate Skills, Knowledge

MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of attachment theory and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.

Next Steps

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