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Transactional Analysis Cumbria Conference 2020 – Transactional Analysis: A Variety of Influences – A Variety of Practices

February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm GMT


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Keynote Speaker: Robin Hobbes TSTA-P

We're delighted to be welcoming Robin Hobbes as our keynote speaker for 2020. Robin has run TA training programmes at Elan Training since 1987, alongside a supervision and psychotherapy practice, and is currently the Ethical Advisor to the European Transactional Analysis Association. Robin will carry the theme from his keynote throughout the day; into an interactive workshop looking at participant's journeys into TA, which will then be brought to life in a dramatic closing plenary.

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9.30 Welcome and introduction: Beren Aldridge PTSTA Conference Chair

9.40-10.25 Keynote: Transactional Analysis: A variety of influences – a variety of practices Robin Hobbes TSTA

Robin is a teaching and supervising transactional analyst. He runs Elan training in south Manchester that provides humanistic and integrative therapy training. He is also the ethics advisor for the European Transactional Analysis Association. He has a family that includes two lurchers and loves cycling.

10.45-12.45 ENGAGE – MENT A Relational Approach to Being There! Nicole Addis (MSc, Int. Psych. DIP. DTC)

In this workshop I will present ENGAGE-MENT, a two part integrative model, I have
developed, based on relational psychotherapy, using TA, modern day attachment, trauma focused therapy and interpersonal neurobiology. I will demonstrate how effective the model is for both long and short term work and how at the heart of this efficacy is the therapist’s ability to work at an embodied, relational and loving way as the therapist they are MENT to be.

Nicole is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with extensive clinical experience in both NHS and private settings. Nicole set up Peel Psychological Consultancy in 2012, a private counselling organisation, aimed at delivering a range of psychological services. Nicole is committed to the further development of ‘ENGAGE-MENT’ a research based model she has been working on during the last several years and which she delivers to health professionals and industry.


2.00-4.00 WTF? (What’s The Function?) – How Applied Behaviour Analysis Can Enrich TA - Celia Chambers (BSc, MSc ABA, BCBA)

This interactive workshop will explore how the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis
(ABA) can help us understand more deeply how we transact and relate to others. We will begin by exploring what “behaviour” is, and how the seven core dimensions of ABA (along with some additional behavioural principles) may be usefully applied to TA theory and practice. We will then demonstrate the efficacy of reflecting on our thoughts, feelings and actions through the question “What’s The Function?”. Finally, we will review some additional ABA principles which can support people in breaking free from script patterns, understanding racket systems, accessing wants or needs, and nurturing “OK-ness” in practice.

Celia is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst with over eleven years’ experience of working with autism and learning disabilities. By applying the scientific principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Celia has helped dozens of individual clients, families, schools and professionals to create effective and meaningful programmes for learning, behaviour, social and emotional literacy skills, and developing socially significant behaviours. She also has a private practice, offering counselling to adults and teenagers. Between 2016 to 2018, she chaired the UKATA Research Committee (and remains an active member), which supports members in applying scientific research principles to their everyday practice.

4.15-4.30 Thanks from Beren Aldridge Conference Chair

4.30-5pm Closing Plenary – Robin Hobbes



Newton Rigg College
CA11 0AH
United Kingdom

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February 29, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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