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2014 World TA Conference – Call for papers

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Dear Friends in the TA Community,

On behalf of the World Conference Committee (ITAA, EATA, and FTAA), I invite you to make plans now to attend the 2014 World TA Conference and to submit a proposal to present your work.
         Theme: TA Now: A Game Changer
Proposal Deadline: February 20, 2014
       Submit Your Proposal: Call for Proposals – 2014 World TA Conference

The time and place of this conference are historic and inspirational. We will celebrate 50 years since the publication of Games People Play by Eric Berne, and the formation of the ITAA in San Francisco. Join us as we take a look back while simultaneously looking forward. The past and future meet in the here and “now,” and “TA now” can change the world.

The world has evolved since the 1964 publication of Games People Play. For instance, technology allows leaders to play regional and national games with ever-increasing speed. By creating a voice through blogging and other forms of digital communication, almost anyone can become a “player.” The ubiquity of social media not only introduces a new game arena, it gives us one with little escape.

Share with us your best practices and developing theory related to how you use transactional analysis to change games in your work with yourself, with trainees, and with clients in mental health, educational, and organizational settings.

We invite 1.5-hour and 3-hour presentations or one-hour papers from:

  • TA practitioners, trainers, trainees
    • Counseling
    • Psychotherapy
    • Organizations
    • Education
  • Students in the four fields mentioned above
  • People with expertise in areas such as politics, sociology, technology, social media, gender equality, etc. who can relate their work to TA and games.

City HorizontalMake sure you sign up for the conference newsletter to keep up with information and updates as they become available, and to learn more about other conference events, such as:

  • Pre-conference TA 101, a rich introduction for everybody interested in learning TA theory and immediately applicable tools to use in their work
  • Post-conference Workshops, August 10-11
  • Social Events
  • Training Endorsement Workshop, August 10-12
  • Regional experiences including music, trips, and tours, and
  • The opening of the Eric Berne Archives!

For more information, email me at or call 408-353-2490.

With great eagerness, we await your proposals and your visit to the San Francisco Bay.

Lucy Freedman, 2014 World TA Conference Chair

22-23 May 2014 Cagliari, Italy: 3rd EATA Research Conference

english-advertising-3rd-EATA-Research-Conference1I.R.P.I.R. (Institute for Research on Relational and Intrapsychic Processes)

“Research and professional practice: how research can take its roots in practice?”

22nd-23rd May 2014, Cagliari, Italy

After the success of the 2nd Research Conference in Luton (UK) in November 2011, IRPIR and the headquarters of IFREP (Institute for Training and Research for Educators and Psychotherapists) in Cagliari  (Italy) will organize the 3rd Research Conference, with the patronage of EATA and of IJTAR (International Journal for Transactional Analysis Research).

This conference aims to carry forward a culture of research among the community of the transactional analysts, opening a dialogue with other theoretical models. The conference title underlines the importance of the mutual enrichment between research and practice and is especially focusing how research can profit from the experience of Transactional Analysis practitioners. The key note speakers and the presenters will propose a wide range of perspectives on research and will refer to diverse specialization fields of Transactional Analysis. This conference wants to highlight the richness of the Transactional Analysis approach and, also, the possibility to find interesting bridges with the attachment theories. The key note speakers will be Italian and non-Italian experts: Mario Mikulincer, Davide Ceridono, Marco Guicciardi, Loredana Lucarellli, Carla Montixi, Guido Rocca, Marco Sambin, are among the professors and researchers that will animate the dialogue on and about research during the conference. The two days will include key note speeches, presentations, poster sessions and workshops on research methodology. This conference will be open to students, practitioners and researchers interested in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, education and organization. and will provide different opportunities to learn and to do training on research activity.

The splendid town of Cagliari in Sardinia, a wonderful Italian island, will be the venue of this event. Cagliari is easily reachable from the main European airports, even with low cost flights. Below are the forms to attend to the conference and/or submit a presentation.

Any update on the conference (venue, hotels list, organization, forms, dates for submissions of the contributions, program, etc.) will be found following this link on IRPIR webpage



Uten navn1Metanoia Institute is starting a new venture aiming to:

  • raise money for psychotherapy  and counselling research
  • come together as a community
  • promote healthy living

We hope that other EATA associations will join us and take part in the event and organise other events we could share in as a community.

The event:

The event is a organised by You can find further information at:

If you would like to take part:

  • email
  • sign up for the sportive using the link above. Sportives are public events and tend to sell out. If you’d like to take part it is good to sign up early.
  • ask for sponsorship. We will send you the information about  the Metanoia ‘justgiving’ website page
  • let us know whether you need information about accommodation or bike hire