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Keynote Speakers for the 2024 International TA Conference, Wellington New Zealand

It is our pleasure to showcase an impressive line-up of keynote speakers for the international TA conference being held in Aotearoa New Zealand 21-13 November 2024. Here is a brief overview of who they are; Jo Stuthridge, Shirley Rivers and Dr Keith Tudor

Jo Stuthridge MSc, NZAP

A Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst Jo is also a registered psychotherapist in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Dunedin and is a qualified supervisor for mental health professionals. She has published several articles and book chapters on transactional analysis, with a special interest in trauma and is a past a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal. Read more about Jo’s publications here


Jo is a Teaching and Research Associate with the department of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Auckland University of Technology. She is a past co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal.MSc, NZAP, Jo is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a registered psychotherapist in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Dunedin and is director of the Physis Institute.

Jo is a qualified supervisor and provides supervision for mental health professionals. She has published several articles and book chapters on transactional analysis, with a special interest in trauma and is a past a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal. Read more about Jo’s publications here


Jo is a Teaching and Research Associate with the department of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Auckland University of Technology. She is a past co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal.


Shirley Rivers

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou. Ko Ngāi Takoto, ratou ko Ngāpuhi, ko Te Kawerau-a-Maki, ko Te Waiohua, ko Waikato-Tainui ngā iwi.


Shirley's work experience includes Community Development, Iwi Social Services, Counselling and Tertiary Education.


Her interests include unpacking the impact of colonisation and re-connecting with traditional Māori concepts of wellbeing as key to transforming Māori wellbeing in the twenty-first century. 


Keith Tudor PhD, MSc(Psychotherapy), CTA(P), TSTA(P),

A Professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology Keith also co-leads Moana Nui – Research in the Psychological Therapies.  He is the TAAANZ co-chair and leading the revival of transactional analysis activities, interest and training across New Zealand. Keith has been involved in TA for over 35 years in the UK, New Zealand and internationally.  He has a strong interest in the racial psychiatry tradition within TA and a strong commitment to bicultural and cross-cultural engagement.


He is a widely published author in the field of psychotherapy and counselling, and mental health, with over 100 peer-reviewed outputs. His books include: with others, The Person-Centred Approach: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave, 2004); with Mike Worrall, Freedom to Practise: Person-centred approaches to supervision (PCCS Books, 2004) and Freedom to Practise II: Developing person-centred approaches to supervision (PCCS, 2007), and Person-centred Therapy: A Clinical Philosophy (Routledge, 2006); with Tony Merry, The Dictionary of Person-Centred Psychology (PCCS Books, 2006); with Graeme Summers, Co-creative Transactional Analysis: Papers, dialogues, responses, and developments (Karnac Books, 2014); Conscience and Critic: The selected works of Keith Tudor (Routledge, 2017); Pluralism in Psychotherapy: Critical reflections from a post-regulation landscape (Resource Books, 2017).


More about Keith here and his impressive list of publications here


Find out more about the conference here

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