SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2019 9.30 - 4.30

Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 6NE

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The day will be split into two parts. In the morning, Patricia will take us through what we mean by trauma, the different types and, using experiential exercises will help practitioners understand why working with the body is key to helping our clients understand the confusing feelings that can be experienced. Using triad working she will share interventions to assist the client to begin to self-regulate.
Patricia will also update us on the Scottish initiative on ACE (Adverse childhood experiences) awareness.

Patricia Lyon, MSc TA Psyche is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor. Patricia works in Glasgow with the charity Place2Be to deliver early intervention to children. She also has a small private practise working with adults across a wide variety of issues.

VICARIOUS TRAUMA and RESILIENCE  – ‘when caring at work hurts’ - Norma McKinnon


If you are involved in activity that includes listening to, witnessing or reading about traumatic events experienced in the lives of others, you participate in encounters that can be profoundly difficult. Acknowledging and addressing the reality of our work with trauma and our responses to it can be difficult but necessary and it is important that we take care of ourselves in this process, sharing our wisdom and gifts whilst exploring our struggles.

This interactive workshop will explore the themes of vicarious trauma and resilience before exploring strategies to increase resilience and wellbeing for practitioners.

Norma McKinnon Fathi is a UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist (CTA)and a qualified Community Worker. Norma has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, childhood neglect, violence, conflict and torture. For the past 11 years her clinical work has been with survivors of torture and she previously managed psychological services at a national charity. Norma works in private practice and is a co-founder and Director at Mandala Consultants CIC.

A finger buffet light lunch is provided.

Doors open at 09:30am for a 10:00am start. 

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Developing the TA community in Scotland

Promoting the use of TA in Psychotherapy, Education and Business

Advancing TA Education & Research 

Hosting TA orientated CPD events

Liaising with other Scottish, UK and International organisations


The STAA was formed by a group of Transactional Analysts in 2010 to build the profile of Transactional Analysis in Scotland and promote the benefits of Transactional Analysis to the public and business community. 

The Scottish Transactional Analysis Association welcomes anyone interested in TA and its application in the diverse fields of counselling, coaching, psychotherapy, business, education and research.

The STAA organises three networking events every year which are open to anyone interested in Transactional Analysis. It also produces the journal "Strokes" which is emailed to subscribers and members.

Members take an active role in the STAA, shaping a lively and outward-looking organisation that supports the growth and development of TA in Scotland and beyond.