Day two: Friday, 6th of July 2018

09:15 – 09:30 Introduction and start to the day

09:30 – 10:30 Keynote

Prof Mick Cooper
Developing an integrative model of counselling and psychotherapy: Contributions from (and to) transactional analysis

10:30 – 11:15 Tea & Coffee

11:15 – 12:45 Panel Discussion/Papers/Workshops

11:15 – 12:45 Panel Discussion

  • Anna Emanuela Tangolo TSTA (P)
  • Francesca Vignozzi PTSTA (P)
  • Caterina Romaniello CTA (P)

11:15 – 12:45 Workshops

  • Massimo Gaudieri TSTA
    Lifestyles and Stroke stiles
  • Maria Serena Barrecca TSTA (P)
    A consideration of the Child Ego State in different points of view: anthropological, philosophical, human being and a kind of treatment
  • Mastromarino Raffaele TSTA (P), Rosanna Giacometto PTSTA (P), Francesca Focà CTA (P)
    Training in group and changing processes: a study on personal well-being and training group experience growth, during a two-years training for socio-educational counsellors

11:30 – 12:00 Papers

Mica Douglas TSTA (P)
Building on the Theory of Empathic Transactions
Abstract: We aim to build on the theory of empathic transactions as outlined in Relational TA theory by analysing how the process of therapy can be understood in terms of empathic transactions? Researchers used Stiles (2007) Case Study Assimilation model, to track the process of change in psychotherapy. After looking at change that had occurred for the client we then went back into analysis of the transcripts to see what contribution the Relational TA theory of Empathic Transactions had made to the case study.
Laura Bastianelli TSTA (P)
Biomarkers in psychotherapy research: an integrative perspective for the outcome evaluation
Abstract: There is growing interest in the biological correlates of specific psychological problems, like depression or anxiety, and the impact of biological aspects on the treatment outcome (e.g. Yehuda et al., 2015). It is therefore useful to include biomarkers in TA research to increase the relevance and discriminative capacity of quantitative and qualitative studies. An example of in-depth multi-perspective exploratory study is presented, that includes the effect of TA psychotherapy – according to Social-Cognitive Transactional Analysis model – on the Heart Rate Variability (HRV). HRV is a computerized physiological measure derived from the record of heart rate, a feasible and sensible method to evaluate the functional integrity of Autonomus Nervous System. HRV has been used in psychological research to evaluate the outcome of different interventions and psychological approaches (e.g. Frustaci et al., 2010; Bastianelli, 2015-2016; Pignotti & Steinberg, 2001).
Davide Ceridono CTA
A multi-perspective method for single case study of Social Cognitive Transactional Analysis psychotherapy delivered in training clinics
Abstract: A method is presented for single case study of psychotherapy delivered in the training clinics of the schools that adopt the model of Social-Cognitive Transactional Analysis (Scilligo, 2006, 2009, 2011; De Luca and Tosi, 2011; Tosi, 2016). In this context, for the case study a balance is sought between usefulness for clinical practice and for research (Ceridono, 2011), considering the need to evaluate the outcome and demonstrate the effectiveness of psychotherapy (Ceridono and Viale, 2013; Ceridono, 2014; Ceridono, Perotto et al., 2015).

12:00 – 12:30 Papers

Cesare Fregola PTSTA (E)
Research on Lifelong Learning and the Cultural Parent
Abstract: Innovation, change and persistence always move in a dynamic plot tending to search for continuous balance between learning needs, minimum knowledge needed and cultural and social adaptation needs. On the base on knowledge society paradigm and life long learning, we developed a research investigating the development of the Cultural Parent. With the present paper we start to define a model aimed at integrating TA with learning processes within the social and cultural complexity characterizing our times, in order to reread the learning process in an approach that combines cognitive, metacognitive and affective dimensions of learning and makes them become “object” of the pedagogic consultancy for selfefficacy development and autonomy progress. Here are presented the first results about the parent cultural evolution and the first emerged guidelines.
Emma Haynes PTSTA, CTA
’Hear us Speak’: Listening to women’s experiences of TA psychotherapy for perinatal mental health conditions
Abstract: Many women struggle with their mental health at some point in the perinatal period. Figures for the prevalence of postnatal depression alone are around 15% (Dennis & Hodnett, 2007). Yet women also suffer in pregnancy. These statistics do not include comorbid conditions like stress and anxiety either. Perinatal mental illness is isolating, engenders shame and stigmatisation. The effects are wide-reaching, and include the woman, the infant, the family, and the economy (around £6 billion per annum in the UK).
Dr. Evi Chryssafidou
Routine Outcome Evaluation with trainee therapists working within a range of theoretical orientations including transactional analysis
Abstract: The paper will present the profile of clients at the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (MCPS) and results from the Routine Outcome Evaluation (ROE) of the Metanoia Institute research clinic. The evaluation includes relational non-manualised treatments, including Transactional Analysis, Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. The ROE uses a range of standardised sessional measures contained within the IAPT toolkit for depression and anxiety (PHQ9 and GAD7), global distress (CORE 10), and working alliance (ARM-5). Consistently, in the past 7 years of service, more than 50% of clients are above the clinical cutoff for depression and anxiety, namely 58% on PHQ9 and 63% on GAD, according to the 2017 monitoring report. Previous analysis has shown more prominent improvement amongst clinical cases and no significant differences between the different treatment modalities.

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and posters

14:00 – 15:30 Workshops

  • Claudia Scheurenbrand TSTA (C)
    Development of self-efficacy expectations and counselling skills of teacher students through TA guided biographic self-reflection
  • Mandy Atkinson PTSTA (P)
    An Exploratory Framework for Working Therapeutically With Eating Disorders
  • Tess Elliott PTSTA (P) and Augusta Wolff PTSTA (P), CTA
    The gender scripting of women: listening to women’s voices
  • Nicole Kabisch PTSTA (C) and Bev Gibbons PTSTA (P)
    Co-creative TA in action – an experiment
  • Hanna Yavorska TSTA (P)
    Constructive expression of authentic feelings (anger, fear, sadness, joy)
  • Dr. Cathy McQuaid TSTA (P)
    TA Training: An Appreciative Inquiry
  • Rosemary Napper TSTA
    An Organisational Transactional Analyst walks into a bar…
  • Briony Nicholls
    How can neuroscience research inform current TA practice?
  • Patrizia Vinella TSTA (C)
    TA counselling Groups: theory and practice

15:30 – 16:00 Tea & Coffee

16:00 – 17:00 Plenary Session