We are now accepting applications for our Foundation Year starting in September 2023.
We are delighted to confirm we will be offering two Foundation Year groups next academic year. One course will be starting in September 2023 and will be completely face-to-face in Edinburgh. The second course will be starting in October 2023 and will be a blend of face-to-face and online (2 weekends will be delivered online).
Directors of Training Fiona Cook, PTSTA and Fiona Firman PTSTA introduce the Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis
At Physis Scotland, we offer introductory training in TA theory and application delivered on 8 weekends, one per month, normally spread over an academic year, and four additional training days (Introduction to Counselling Skills and the Physis “Get Together” Day).
The Foundation Certificate in TA continues the style of the TA101 workshop, providing interactive and dynamic training to enable you to apply the core concepts of TA theory to yourself and your environment.
You may discover more options for relating with others, more ways of resolving conflict, and more possibilities for change in your own life experience. The focus is on applying the core theory to your own process and to your interactions with the trainer and the training group, enabling you to develop your understanding of yourself and others.
The Foundation Certificate is a 1 year Post Graduate level course that can exist as a standalone training experience, simply for personal development, or to enhance existing knowledge and training as a counsellor, or to facilitate your work in an organisation that requires interaction with others.
Please note, if you have trained in any other types of Counselling, Psychotherapy or Psychology, you are still required to undertake the Foundation Year, as our training focuses specifically on Transactional Analysis theory. The Foundation Certificate is also a requirement for further training in TA with Physis Scotland and other TA training institutes.
Note: TA101 is a prerequisite of enrolling in the Foundation Year
Each of these Foundation Year training weekends will invite reflection on systemic, political, social, environmental, ecological, cultural and intersectional contexts (as relevant).
A minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy per year is a requirement for those wanting to progress into advanced clinical training. Whilst personal therapy is not a requirement in Foundation Year, we strongly recommend it in order to get the most from the programme.
The dates for our Foundation Year face-to-face course are as follows:
The dates for our Foundation Year blended delivery course are as follows:
*Both December and March weekends will take place online
The annual course fee for the Foundation Year programme for 2023/2024 is £2880 (inc. VAT).
Physis Scotland is committed to making training accessible and inclusive, therefore a 3-month payment plan or alternatively, a 10-monthly payment plan is available – please do talk to us if this is of interest to you.
Full details of course costs and associated training costs (eg for therapy, student memberships etc) can be found on our fees page.
On successful completion of Foundation Year participants will be awarded a Physis Scotland Foundation Certificate and will be eligible to progress into Advanced Year 1.
The Foundation Year information booklet and application form are available to download from the link below. Once we receive your application form we will invite you for an informal interview, which will take place online.
The informal interview is an assessment of the suitability of your personal qualities, relevant experience and development goals, as well as covering important information about the course. It will also give us an opportunity to get to know each other and for you to ask any questions about the course.
Finally, if you are successful at interview, we will contact you personally to advise you of your place on the course, subject to satisfactory references.
Places are limited and from our experience, we recommend applying as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. The application deadline for our face-to-face course is 25th August 2023. The application deadline for our blended delivery course is 22nd September 2023.
If you have any further questions about the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Fiona Firman or Fiona Cook, Directors of Training, on 07927 557 217.
If you find that you are really “bitten by the TA bug” at the end of the year you can opt to continue your TA journey through any of the options offered by Physis Scotland – Diploma in Counselling using TA or qualification as a Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (CTA).