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Transactional Analysis Worldwide Professional Framework

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All the activities of qualified transactional analysts - including Transactional Analysis training and accreditation - are carried on under the auspices of a worldwide network of professional Transactional Analysis associations.

This network is co-ordinated at national, continental and international levels through a system of affiliation. It provides a secure professional and ethical basis for the work of accredited transactional analysts.


TAAANZ is affiliated to the Federation Transactional Analysis Associations and the the International Transactional Analysis Association. It also has a strong partnership with its Australian neighbour, the Australian Transactional Analysis Association, the European Association of Transactional Analysis, the UK Transactional Analysis Association.

International Transactional Analysis Association Logo

This is a worldwide "umbrella" organisation for Transactional Analysis. It is a non-profit educational corporation, and is based in San Francisco. In its role as an international forum for Transactional Analysis services and standards, the ITAA makes feasible the mutual recognition of Transactional Analysis professional credentials in 74 countries around the world. Its accreditation arm, the Board of Certification (BOC), performs the same role outside of Europe as EATA's Commission of Certification (COC) does within Europe; the BOC and COC stay in close liaison with each other so as to maintain comparability in the competency-based examinations that the two bodies conduct in their respective areas.

The ITAA publishes a monthly newsletter, The Script, and a quarterly scientific journal of theory and research in Transactional Analysis, the Transactional Analysis Journal. ITAA also provides awards: Eric Berne Memorial Award; Muriel James Living Principles Award; Hedges Capers Humanitarian Award; Robert and Mary Goulding Social Justice Award. Scholariships and Grants are also available: Eric Berne Fund for the Future; Scholarship Grant Fund; TALent Program.

European Association of Transactional An

The European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA). EATA has an expanding membership currently numbering some 7,500. The Association publishes a thrice-yearly Newsletter and organises an annual conference.


EATA was founded on 16 July 1976, registered in Switzerland as a non-profit professional association as the European Transactional Analysis Association, with the aim to bring together the numerous Transactional Analysis training activities in Europe and to ensure high standards. EATA currently has 34 membership associations with more than 7550 members in 27 European countries.

One of EATA's most important tasks is to administer the system of standard, competency-based professional examinations for transactional analysts in Europe. This is the special province of EATA's Commission of Certification (COC). Britain's UKATA, like all the other European associations, uses the COC examination structure as the basis for accrediting Transactional Analysis professionals.

One of their goals is to help create powerful national Transactional Analysis organisations, which can spread and develop Transactional Analysis in Europe. EATA has a group membership process, i.e. in order to be a member, the individual is a member of a Transactional Analysis group within the country they reside.

UK Association for Transactional Analysis Logo

The UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) is the professional body that sets standards of competence and ethical practice for qualified and training Transactional Analysts in all Transactional Analysis fields in the UK. It is affiliated to the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and is a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

It is the object of the UKATA to educate the public about the study, theory and practice of Transactional Analysis in accordance with recognised standards of professional competence.


The UKATA is governed by a board of directors elected by members and is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

The South Asian Association of Transactional Analysists

The SAATA is engaged in promoting global standards in transactional analysis practice, training, and certification by providing a platform for learning, research, and networking within the region and beyond.

SAATA is an international, nonprofit, professional organization founded by a group of transactional analysts in 2006. We currently have around 300 members. It is the nodal body of South Asia for networking and developing professional competencies in transactional analysis.


Our mission is to:

•  Provide a professional identity for transactional analysts in the South Asian region and to represent this region in the global transactional analysis community

•  Promote cooperation in the South Asian region for the spread of transactional analysis

•  Promote professional knowledge and research in transactional analysis in order to develop theory and practice

•  Synthesize Eastern philosophy and culture into transactional analysis theory, training, and practice

•  Develop TA training and examination processes and a professional code of ethics that are relevant to the regional social, political, cultural, economic, and market conditions and in line with global standards

Our activities include the annual Multilevel Learning (MLL) event, which brings together trainers/trainees in the region and has also brought TSTAs/PTSTAs from various countries; conferences; workshops with trainers from within and outside the region for the personal and professional growth of individuals and groups; a quarterly newsletter; and a biannual journal.

Transactional Analysis Association of Japan

The main goal of TAAJ is to spread transactional analysis in Japan and increase people’s self-awareness through TA. Itis a non-profit association with about 160 members from all over Japan, and its office located in Tokyo.


TAAJ welcomes professionals (clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, organizational consultants, teachers, etc.) and laypersons as well, and now has several members who have internationally qualified in the fields of psychotherapy, education, and organizations.

Founded in 1987, it began with a working group of individuals who earnestly wanted to learn TA more. Michiko Fukazawa, TSTA (P) was elected as the first president because she had trained in the United States for a long time. Therefore TAAJ had a strong relationship with Muriel James, Robert and Mary Goulding in its first era. For more than 30-year-history, TAAJ had organized workshops with many international trainers.


TAAJ holds TA101 and other advanced courses every year, and publishes a newsletter every 4 months, which includes articles on international TA circumstances. In addition, it provides Japanese translation of the IBOC training handbook on its website to help trainees and examinees.

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