An e-book to help you pass written CTA examination
guide to successfully
completing the written
examination for Certification in
Transactional analysis (CTA-P)
This e-book offers a friendly support and encouragement to the CTA
candidates preparing for Certification in Transactional Analysis in
the field of Psychotherapy. The main purpose of the book is to
empower your competent self and dissolve the fears about not being
good enough therapist. It includes many suggestions, examples and
detailed information that will help you accomplish your CTA goal.
You’ve got an impression that CTA exam is almost
impossible to pass;
– You crave
for some guidance and additional information;
– You want to
learn also from other people’s mistakes;
can’t motivate yourself to write.
registered psychotherapist and BACP senior
This little ebook describes itself as a
“guide” to the CTA written
examination. However, I think that many
candidates will experience it as a friend.
Certified Integrative Trainer Supervisor
I think that this book should be the ‘go to’
companion for everyone who is writing their
CTA exam. With the help and encouragement
within these pages I believe that the
percentage of TA students who actually
complete the written exam and go on to
qualify will increase dramatically.
Beautifully written and fun to read.
Excellent source for all the candidates for
Having gone through the CTA exam recently
myself, I resonate with its contents. If I
had had this with me before my CTA, it would
have provided me with a structure that would
have saved me enormous stress. The ones who
have it right at the start will be luckier!
Already in the introduction I could identify
myself with the author, with all those
fears, so it’s even more valuable
knowing that she passed the exam. I decided
on page 27 to start writing! The chapter on
how to take the time is priceless!
Inspiring and encouraging! Amazing book where
Karolina, in a very nurturing way, shares
specific guidelines on the path towards our
“big goal”, and presents this
path at the process of learning and personal
What’s in the book
This book is designed to provide guidance on completing the written
part of the CTA examination. It is intended primarily for those of
you who are undertaking the CTA written exam in psychotherapy,
although it will also be of help to those undertaking the exam in
other TA fields of application and indeed probably anyone faced with
submitting a similar written paper.
AIMS & PREPARATION Roll Up Your Sleeves
In the first chapter you will start preparing for what will be a
personally and professionally enriching journey. You will see what
you need to take with you on the journey and how to help yourselves
with different tools.
Perhaps the most important part of the first chapter will be learning
that, just as sometimes the journey is more important than the final
destination, the process of writing the examination is in itself an
important part of the process of learning and maturing.
NO MORE EXCUSES:
Fight Your Own Script
This chapter is useful for anyone confronted with a demanding project
that requires substantial time and discipline, whether it is a
college diploma, a master’s thesis or a doctorate. The
principles of how to motivate oneself and act are similar, no matter
what challenge we are facing.
The subjects covered in this chapter include:
– how to find time and how to make the best use of the time
– how to fight procrastination and perfectionism
– how to say no and how to ask for help
“This book is full of down to earth, common sense
guidance on simple steps to take that will help to start to
shift the inertia that is keeping you stuck”
(from EATA Newsletter’s Book Review
by Lynn Martin, CTA and Certified Integrative Trainer Supervisor)
THE HANDBOOK IN DEPTH
Step by Step Guidance Through All Four Sections
When I say step by step, it means I will carefully guide you through
all four Sections set by the Handbook. Here you will get an
explanation of what to include in the written examination and what
not to include. Everything you need to know is explained:
– from TA diagnosis to DSM 5
– from contracting to treatment plan
– a special focus is put on the most important part of the
case study: the psychotherapy process
– the reflections on the Section D by dr. Keith Tudor, TSTA
will undoubtedly make it easier for you to choose and answer the
“It is the third chapter that is the heart of the book
and that I see as the most valuable part. It provides
step-by-step, comprehensive guidance through all the four
sections of the written exam.”
(from SAATA Newsletter’s Book Review
by Aruna Gopakumar, PTSTA-P)
THE CITATION ET AL.
Writing Like a True Professional
Nobody likes it, but it needs to be done properly. But with many
clear examples you won’t get lost in the forest of specific
This part will also benefit anyone writing academic papers or
scientific articles in the psychology field.
About the authors
Karolina Jovanoska, BA in Cultural Studies, is a Certified
Transactional Analyst (CTA-P) since 2015, so she has fresh memories
on her certification process.
Besides TA, she is educated in Integrative Psychotherapy, Emotionally
Focused Couples Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting and other approaches.
For the past 10 years she works in private practice with individuals
In addition to therapy, she enjoys giving lectures, writing, and
helping young therapists to start their own practices and acquire
PHD, CTA(P), TSTA(P) Guest Author
Professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology,
where he is currently the Head of the School of Public Health &
He has been involved in Transactional analysis for 30 years and has
written extensively about it. Keith has edited/wrote more than 250
publications and seen many candidates through their CTA exam.
He runs an indpendent practice in West Auckland, Aoteaora New
Zealand, offering mainly supervision and exam preparation.
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DOWNLOAD THE BOOK
After the payment is received you will receive the e-book in two
formats via e-mail:
as a pdf file to download on your computer and
as a catalogue where you can turn the pages and
read it online.