Transactional Analysis (TA)
TA is psychological en communicative model. Plain concepts make complex processes understandable, both in an individual and between people. As the name discloses TA starts with the analysis of transactions between human beings. ‘What do I do that makes you act this way?’. Once you understand, you can start to change what you want to change.
Famous TA concepts are: ‘I’m OK, you’re OK’; styles of communication Parent, Adult, Child; the dramatriangle of Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor; script (the unconscious story of our life); strokes (entities of attention); contracting.
TA presupposes that every human being is accountable for their own life and that people can keep on developing. The concepts are very accessible. TA offers a theoretical and practical frame for life and work. TA helps to see patterns and gives concrete options for change.
TA started in the USA in the nineteen fifties. Psychiatrists wanted a model that helped them to be effective in a lasting way. Nowadays TA is used in coaching, organisational development, education.
Nothing more practical than a good theory!
You are most welcome for individual and group supervision. If you are preparing for your CTA exam (Certified Transactional Analyst) please contact me. For the Organisational field I can be your principal supervisor. Our meetings can be face to face, by Skype or by FaceTime.
I am an internationally certified TA supervisor (TSTA).
For your group of minimum 8/maximum 14 I can deliver TA courses (at the venue of you choice). This can be an introductory course (two days, course called 1-0-1, according to international requirements) or a specific course, adjusted to the wishes of your specific group.
I am an internationally certified TA trainer (TSTA).
Other TA activities
– member of the ‘editorial board’ of Transactional Analysis Journal, a quarterly magazine on TA theory and practice published by the International TA Association (ITAA) https://www.itaaworld.org
with Routeledge www.tandfonline.com
– member of the Dutch TA association Nederlandse Vereniging voor Transactionele Analyse (NVTA) https://nvta.nl
– from 2013 till 2021 I served as EATA language coördinator for the Dutch language.