Exam Preparation Group - Online

Online Exam Preparation Group to Help You Maintain Focus and Motivation

We are delighted to confirm dates for our Exam Preparation Groups starting this Autumn.

Maintaining focus and motivation in the exam prep period can often prove challenging for students when they have completed their formal TA training. An Exam Preparation Group provides ongoing stimulus, motivation, support and encouragement for those who are en route to their CTA exam.

Learning is through active participation in the group, and includes advanced theory discussion, supervision of client work, managing the practicalities of the exam process itself, written exam support and mock oral exams. The group aims to develop skills, competencies and perspectives that are part of becoming a fully fledged TA psychotherapist, as well as providing peer support, and opportunity for celebration too!

Due to popular demand, Physis Scotland is delighted to be offering two online Exam Preparation Groups (6 days over 10 months) starting this Autumn to support practitioners who are preparing for their CTA Exam. The groups will be facilitated by Helen Rowland, TSTA.  Helen having been the CTA Written Exam Coordinator, has fantastic experience.

The groups will be open to trainees who have completed four years of core TA training and achieved their Diploma Exam, and be closed groups for the academic year, with a maximum of 8 members per group

All members of the groups will be in regular clinical supervision and will be engaged in preparation for their CTA exam.

Joining an Exam Preparation will enable you to:

  • Do transactional analysis through presentation and analysis of tapes;
  • Develop your identity as a practitioner through presentations of theory of your own choice/interest;
  • Extend your knowledge of TA and the psychotherapeutic process through planned teaching by your trainer;
  • Feel stimulated, stretched, focussed and motivated as you work towards achieving your goal;
  • Supervise each other’s practice – a fantastic way to develop a meta-view of psychotherapeutic work;
  • Familiarise yourself with the CTA oral exam processes;
  • Receive group support and discussion about the CTA Written Exam preparation;
  • Participate in a mock exam – either candidate or examiner;
  • Learn tools and techniques to help you manage any anxiety around being observed and assessed;
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas;
  • Consider practical issues such as which recording equipment to use;
  • Familiarise yourself with the marking criteria;
  • Receive supervision on the exam process.

The content of the days will be contracted for at the beginning of each day, depending on the needs and wants of the group members.

Dates for Exam Prep Group 2023/2024

The dates for our Exam Prep Group 1 are as follows:

8th September 2023

20th October 2023

8th December 2023

16th February 2024

12th April 2024

7th June 2024

The dates for our Exam Prep Group 2 are as follows:

13th October 2023

17th November 2023

12th January 2024

15th March 2024

10th May 2024

5th July 2024


The fee for our Exam Prep Groups is £630 (inc. VAT), which may be paid in one instalment or by 3 instalments.

Course Tutor

Helen Rowland TSTA


A Physis Scotland Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

How to apply for Exam Preparation Group

To secure your place in the Exam Preparation Groups, please email enquiries@physisscotland.co.uk or phone 07927 557217. Registration for Group 1 closes on the 25th August 2023. Registration for Group 2 closes on the 30th September 2023.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions about our Extended Training Group please telephone Fiona Firman or Fiona Cook, Directors of Training, on 07927 557 217 or email enquiries@physisscotland.co.uk

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