Day one: 5th of July 2018

Charlotte Sills and Steve Chapman will open the first day of the conference with a keynote event:

Creative Adventures in Transactional Analysis

Charlotte Sills

Keynote speaker Charlotte Sills… is a psychotherapist, coach and supervisor in private practice, and a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and at Ashridge Business School. She is also a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy). She is a member of faculty at Metanoia Institute, London teaching on the MSc in TA Psychotherapy and MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy as well as on Ashridge’s MSc in Coaching and Diploma in Coaching and Consulting Supervision. Amongst her publications are Relational TA – Principles in Practice, edited with Heather Fowlie (Karnac 2011) and Transactional Analysis – A Relational Perspective with Helena Hargaden (Routledge 2002) which won the Eric Berne Memorial Award in 2007.

Steve Chapman

Keynote speaker Steve ChapmanHis mission is to be playful with not knowing. He is a speaker, writer, consultant and artist who specialises in exploring creativity and the human condition. He has worked with a wide range of individuals and organisations in many sectors, helping them to make friends with uncertainty, disturbance and difference as an inevitable consequence of intervening in human social processes. He is a graduate of the Ashridge MSc in Organisational Change and visiting faculty at Ashridge Business School, the Metanoia Institute and Roffey Park. In 2014 he published his first book “Can Scorpions Smoke? Creative Adventures in the Corporate World” and is currently working on his second, entitled “Oh, my broken brain – on creativity and the human condition.” His 10 year old daughter is his mentor and Chief of Imagination.

Day two: 6th of July 2018

Professor Mick Cooper will open the second day of the conference with a keynote speech:

Developing an integrative model of counselling and psychotherapy: Contributions from (and to) Transactional Analysis

Mick Cooper

Keynote speaker Mick Cooper… is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, where he is Director of the Centre for Research in Social and psychological Transformation (CREST). Mick is a chartered psychologist, a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential, and relational approaches to therapy; including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2005, with Dave Mearns), Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2011, with John McLeod), and Existential Therapies (2nd ed., Sage, 2017). Mick has led a series of research studies exploring the processes and outcomes of humanistic counselling with young people. Mick is the father of four children and lives in Brighton on the south coast of England.