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CTA Written Exam Preparation Course – 13 January – 26 August 22

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


An eight-month programme with ten taught days, the Connexus CTA Written Examination Preparation Course is designed to support you in your journey towards becoming a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). January to August 2022.

The course combines face-to-face practical input, tutor/peer reflection-based learning, and guided independent study to provide you with the essential structure, support and encouragement to complete the twenty-four thousand-word ‘dissertation’ – the requirement for you to demonstrate how you work effectively and ethically as a Transactional Analyst.

A combination of one and two-day taught sessions (10 days over 9 months) are designed to support reflection and the writing group process. Topics covered will include:
● An in-depth exploration of all four sections of the CTA and how they are marked
● The EATA Core Competencies
● Writing reflectively, purposefully and with an audience in mind
● Choosing appropriate clinical material and transcripts
● How to overcome manifestations of script such as writer’s block and procrastination
● Presenting your work and how to include figures and diagrams
● How to use literature efficiently, referencing and conventions of academic writing

We designed this course so that as a small group you will support each other meeting the deadlines necessary to complete the different parts of the written exam. If you meet these deadlines, by the end of the nine-month course, you can expect to have completed the first draft of your CTA written exam.

This course is primarily for those undertaking the CTA written exam in psychotherapy, although it will also be of help if you are taking an exam in other TA fields of application. In particular, the course will help if you:
● have recently completed or are nearing completion of your formal training
● have finished your formal training some time ago and wish to complete your qualification
● value collaboration and the support of tutors and peers in achieving successful completion of your final CTA examination

Course Leader:
Patrick Brook BA (Hons), DELTA, MA, Dip.Couns, Dip Sup, CTA(P), PTSTA(P), UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.
Highly recognised in his field, Patrick has worked in education for over 25 years as a teacher, trainer, principal lecturer and more recently for a respected British university as the Director of the Language Institute – leading it to an international number one ranking. He is an internationally approved trainer, a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, and an NCS Senior Accredited counsellor and supervisor. He combines his natural aptitude for teaching with a passion for psychotherapy to make the learning experience at Connexus relevant, engaging and fun.


January 13
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Connexus Institute
+44 (0) 1273 706736
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Connexus Institute
5, The Drive
Hove, East Sussex BN3 3JE United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 1273 706736
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