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A Day in Relational TA

Join us for an inspiring day exploring Relational TA with a training workshop in the morning followed by lunch and group supervision in the afternoon.

With Elvin Aydin Keles PTSTA(P) and Andy Williams TSTA(P).

smiling people in a small group training

16 April 2024     10.00am -5.00pm    Leeds

Course Information

Course content

This workshop will provide the you with a solid, yet accessible theoretical and practical foundation to work relationally with your clients. We will explore together through a training workshop in the morning, lunch together (lunch is provided) and have an afternoon of relational group supervision to delve deeper and get to grips with the Relational TA in a real setting.

We've kept numbers to a small group - maximum 10 people - to ensure you get the best from the day.

Differentiating the relational from classical psychodynamic and the dynamics of the transferential relationship can be challenging. We believe that everyone can learn to work relationally, irrespective of whether they identify with the classical, redecision, cathexis, or another school of TA philosophy.

What is Relational TA?

The need for a relational school in Transactional Analysis grew out of the necessity to work in therapy with people who present with disorders of the self more efficiently. The basic tenets of relational TA are derived from concepts belonging to self-psychology and object relations.

Learning Outcomes

The key outcomes from the workshop are:

  • An accessible theoretical framework and models that supports your clinical thinking.

Who is this workshop for?

The course is aimed at practitioners, trainees or students who are looking to delve deeper into Relational TA.

Further details

The workshop takes place at the Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel in North West Leeds. Just off the A660 (Otley Road) and close to Goldenacre Park.

Workshop times: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Arrivals from 9.30am. 

Lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

Parking is free at the venue.

Fee: £39.99

About the trainer

Elvin Aydin Keles, PhD, LPC, NCC, MA, M Ed, PTSTA(P)

Elvin has a theory-oriented background in Psychoanalytic Studies  alongside her training in Transactional Analysis at Metanoia Institute.

Elvin now lives in the US where she is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an international trainer and supervisor in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (PTSTA-P) and is currently a globally oriented private practice therapist and supervisor. In addition, she runs an online psychotherapy training program delivered fully in Turkish.

She has served on the board of several international breast cancer organisations as a mental health expert and patient advocate.

Elvin's first book on psychotherapy – “My Heart is Cross with My Tongue” was published in Turkish which is aimed at a cultural attunement of relational psychotherapeutic concepts. Her second book – The Therapist’s Dilemma (in the press) which is  about unpicking the dynamics of relational psychotherapy will be published in 2024 also in Turkish.

Elvin currently lives with her family in Boston and is being trained by her two adolescent children and her dog in developing better coping skills in ambivalence while her husband fully supports her in her efforts!

Elvin Aydin Keles
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