Promoting knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis
In our mission statement, we say (among other things): The purpose of the European Association for Transactional Analysis is the following:
To promote knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis, to develop its theory, and to ensure agreed standards of practice
To promote cooperation in Europe in the field of Transactional Analysis
To connect the affiliated members of EATA through their national, regional, international or specialist TA Associations
The mutual respect of people working with other people is the base of each transactional work in the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, education and organizational work.
The treatment of a patient with a depression and the coaching of a manager of a pharmaceutical company are based on the same ethical standards –the values of dignity of human beings, self-determination, health, security and mutuality are obligatory for each TA-practitioner–, independently of the field of application.
The basic ethical principles that derive from these values are:
COMMITMENT IN RELATIONSHIP
These principles relate to different target groups, like clients, practitioners, trainees, colleagues and human environment / community.
We are asked and obliged to realize these principles in our own work and to communicate with these different target groups how they bring these principles in their practise. If for example a trainee or a colleague doesn’t follow these principles we confront it in a respectful and clear way on the base of our roles.
EATA IN NUMBERS
EATA currently has 44 member associations with more than 7550 members in 28 european countries it has been necessary to develop our own definitions and handling of these processes to be able to address the needs of the members in Europe more directly.
EATA is completely separated in its functioning from ITAA, which is still the central TA organisation for the whole world. The close connection is secured by organisational structures that ensure mutual information, co-operation and recognition. The basic standards for training and certification are still the same (with variations according to the different needs and state regulations in different countries).
Mission Statement – The purpose of the European Association for Transactional Analysis is the following:
- To promote knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis, to develop its theory, and to ensure agreed standards of practice.
- To promote cooperation in Europe in the field of Transactional Analysis.
- Membership: the members of the Association are affiliated members of EATA through their national, regional, international or specialist TA Associations, which are affiliated with EATA.
- The rights and conditions of Affiliation are decided by the EATA Council and layed down in the Council Regulations.
- Only exceptionally individual members can be accepted where special circumstances warrant this.
For the implementation of its purposes, the Association will, in particular:
- work to ensure conformity to agreed standards of training, certification and practice of Transactional Analysis in Europe.
- encourage the participation of Transactional Analysis (TA) Associations in the formation and execution of EATA policy.
- aid European TA Associations to coordinate their activities, including conferences, training and certification, publications and information, by facilitating communication between them.
- organize European and intercontinental conferences on Transactional Analysis. provide information by way of publications and the diffusion of documents and texts.
- translate works and documents about Transactional Analysis into European languages. encourage the professional development of practitioners of Transactional Analysis. support scientific research into the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis.
- encourage contacts with persons and organisations interested in the development of human resources in fields other than that of Transactional Analysis.
- call on the collaboration of specialists and practitioners.
The EATA Ethical Code is intended to act as a guideline for national organisations affiliated to EATA and for each EATA member.
It is intended to help EATA members working in psychotherapy, counselling, organisational and educational fields to act ethically
Each national association has the task of applying it coherently to the deontological national code
Furthermore, this Code informs the public about what behaviour they can expect in these contexts from members of this Association.
National organisations, affiliated to EATA, assume the EATA ethical code and use it as a frame of reference to analyse specific situations for its members. Each EATA member needs to conform to it in his or her practice. If this is not the case, the National Associations will formulate sanctions.
The official language of EATA is English… therefore the English version is the officially recognised version.
This Code has three sections
Section 1 is an introduction to the Code pointing out the basic perspective about Ethics
Section 2 is the core of the Code and explains the definition of fundamental values and related ethical principles
Section 3: This short section is designed to be a bridge to ethical practice.
See EATA Ethics Code (Updated – February 13th 2012)
See Codul de Etica EATA 2012 (Romanian Version – 2012)
In July 2016 EATA Council approved the creation of a facility to review any affiliated organisations management of ethical and professional practices complaints. This facility is called an Ethical review Panel (ERP).
An ERP is an appeal panel. It can be used by EATA members where they consider the outcome of an affiliated organisations’ ethical procedures and practices included a failure of the affiliated organisation to effectively apply its own procedures and protocols or where it is considered that the existing procedures and protocols are unfit for practice.
A case must be made to the EATA Ethical Advisor following the Ethical Review Panel Procedures and Protocols which can be downloaded here.
Anyone wishing to request EATA to form an ERP is strongly advised to contact the Ethical Advisor to discuss their case prior to submission.
EATA Ethical Advisor
Download the Ethical Review Panel Procedure
EATA PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES COMPLAINTS
These are the procedures EATA uses to handle any ethical or professional practices complaint. EATA always seeks to resolve complaints informally. If though, for any reason, a person wishes to make a formal complaint concerning an EATA member undertaking EATA business then they must use the agreed procedures here.Anyone seeking to use these procedures is advised to contact the EATA Ethical Advisor to discuss the application of the procedures.
EATA Ethical Advisor
EATA has numerous Committees and Task Forces dedicated to providing the core functions of the organisation. EATA committee members are made up of council delegates who are elected or co-opted into their roles
*One person can fulfill more roles.
Blue = Delegates of Countries/Regions/Special Interest Groups (voting members in Council)
Grey = Member of National/Regional Associations, Special Interest Groups
EATA Council Delegates
To realize and to work as a voluntary organization, EATA works with Delegates and officers in a Council. They come from all the countries where EATA has affiliated associations. They discuss and decide on EATA’s policy, strategical development, budget, projects and so on. Delegates work in committees that do the operative and strategic work in certain areas, for example communication, research and TA development or professional training standards. They participate in task-forces that work on specific, time-bound projects. And once a year, Council comes together to work for three days, somewhere in Europe.
Ilya Fedotov is a delegate to EATA by Ryazan Association for Transactional Analysis (RATA). He is also a President of RATA, MD, Ph.D. Ilya Fedotov works as a psychotherapist in private practice and in Psychiatry Department of Medical University.
UKRAINE | UATA
Anastasia is clinical psychologist. She has worked in hospitals. Now she has private practice in Kiev. She is a member of the European Connection Committee (ECC).
Kristýna Tomanová is a delegate to EATA for Czech Association for Transactional Analysis (CATA). She is also a member of the board of CATA. She is a private coach and counsellor and is now a member of EATA Communications commitee.
Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst, Author of “Ego and Mindfulness”, “Individual and Organisational TA for the 21 Century”, “Growth and Change for Organizations”. Coach for systemic and multulevel coaching. Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of TA Research, the Transactional Analysis Journal and Zeitschrift für Transaktionsanalyse. Senior Coach DBVC and BDP, Supervisor BDP.
Eleonore is a PTSTA-p and a mediator, practicing on the west coast of Sweden. She is a teacher with Scandinavian Institute for Transactional Analysis.
ITALY | SIMPAT | AIAT
TSTA-P, psychologist and psychotherapist. Simonetta works in a private practice in Rome. Member of TA Theory Development and TA Research Committee. Teacher and Supervisor at the TA School in Rome. Special educational needs teacher working at the high school level for young people with emotive, cognitive, sensorial and psychomotor disabilities.
ITALY | IRPIR | AUXIMON | IANTI/ CPAT | IAT
AUSTRIA | ÖATA | ÖGTA
Sylvia works as educational manager in public schools in Vienna and in private praxis as trainer, supervisor and psychologist. Being TSTA in the field of Education I like to organize Trainings and Workshops in different European countries, actually in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Russia. Languages: German, English and French. Member of the TA Theory development and research committee.
Andreas is a TSTA in the educational field. He is living and working in Switzerland and Germany, running his practice for counseling, supervision and TA-training. Andreas is member of PTSC.
Arnaud works as Educational Consultant, and psycho-social advisor in his private praxis in Nyon, Switzerland. Being PTSTA (E), he delivers training and supervision in different environments, including their own school of development ICE-ML in Nyon (for personal and professional development), and other schools as well (ESEDE, etc.)
PTSTA in psychotherapy, She practices in Paris where she receive her patients. Teacher at the school AT-Psy-Paris, and supervises her office. She has been a delegate of IFAT for 3 years, and involved in the COC.
CTA-P. Psychologist and Psychotherapist.
Member of the European Connection Committee (ECC)
Although I live in the UK, IDTA is international – hence this bio is positioned in the Atlantic Ocean. It is exciting to be on Council on behalf of the first association to achieve Special Interest Group status, especially as we have been asking for this since 2003. I am re-joining EATA after a long time: I was EATA President 1987-9 and ITAA President 1990-1, in both of which I introduced the TAlent scheme of discounts for those in economically-disadvantaged areas of the world, and negotiated the first ITAA/EATA Affiliation. I was IDTA co-founder & President 2003-7, 2010-4, and am now IDTA Executive Director. I am Editor of the International Journal of TA Research & Practice since its launch in 2010, and am Project Manager of the TA Proficiency Awards and TA Translation Dictionaries. I am currently Chair of the Organising Committee and Scientific Committee for the World TA Conference 2020. With colleagues, I founded the International Centre for TA Qualifications and have provided TA training/supervision in over 40 countries so far, with current programmes in China, Japan and Kazakhstan plus through international webinars, and previous programmes in Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. I am currently undertaking doctoral level research into the dynamics of professional associations. I am TSTA in all 4 fields – Counselling, Organisational, Psychotherapy and Educational.
BELGIUM | ASSOBAT | VITA
Sociologist – Psychologist. PTSTA Psychotherapy. Private practice in Brussels.
CROATIA | UTA
Clinical psychologist and CTA-P. Petra works in a privat clinic in Zagreb, Croatia.
MONTENEGRO | MonTA
Currently Al-Ammar is developing private psychotherapy practice and works like yoga instructor while volunteering like activist for animal rights. He is interested in the spirituality of the East and the philosophy of different cultures. He is a graduate psychologist and psychotherapist in education. Parallel with education in TA which he started in 2014, he is also receiving education from Systemic Family Therapy since 2016.
HUNGARY | HATA
Business psychologist, works in the organizational field as learning, talent and leadership development professional. General Secretary from July 2019.
MACEDONIA | MATA
NETHERLANDS | NVITA
Betty Lutke Shipholt
NETHERLANDS | NVITA
Harry is a TSTA in the organizational field and running his own TA-institute in the centre of the Netherlands. He is the chairman of the European Connection Committee (ECC).
SLOVENIA | SLOVENTA
BULGARIA | BATA
PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Population and Human Research – Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Areas of interest are personality psychology, clinical psychology and psychotherapy, transactional analysis, organizational and career development.
Psychologist, M.D., PTSTA in Psychotherapy, holder of EAP certificate. Currently Gana works as psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and other countries. She is passionate about relational TA approach and “2-person” psychology. Languages: Ukrainian, Russian and English.
Deniz is living and practising in Istanbul, Turkey. She is running her private practice as a TA psychotherapeutic counsellor. She is a member of ATAD, the Eurasia Transactional Analysis Association.
Certified Transactional Analyst and Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst working in private practice in Kendal in the United Kingdom. Member of the teaching faculty at the TA Training Organisation in Leeds and he teach on both their Foundation and Advanced Clinical programmes. He also works as an organisational consultant and trainer in businesses, the statutory and charitable sectors. His formative working experience was as the Manager of Growing Well, a farm-based mental health charity that he co-founded in 2004. Passionate advocate for both TA and the UK’s involvement in Europe and he is privileged to be one of the UK’s representatives to EATA, where he also plays a role on the COC committee.
EATA Council Delegates
EATA COUNCIL has 35 EATA delegates, from 28 European Countries, and 1 Special Interest Groups.
Click on the name to contact the respective delegate.
AUSTRIA | ÖATA | ÖGTA
BELGIUM | ASSOBAT | VITA
CZECH REPUBLIC | CATA
FRANCE | IFAT
FRANCE | IFAT
GERMANY | DGTA
Günter Josef Mohr
KAZAKHSTAN | TADO
KYRGYSTAN | APTAK
POLAND | PITAT / PTAT
ROMANIA | ARAT
RUSSIA | RATA/SITA
SPAIN | APPHAT / ATA
SWITZERLAND | DSGTA/SGTA
SWITZERLAND | ASAT-SR/SGTA-ST
Arnaud Saint Girons
TURKEY | ATAD
UNITED KINGDOM |
UNITED KINGDOM | UKATA/IDTA/IARTA/STAA
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS | IDTA
Belgium, Bosnia, Czech Rep., Macedonia, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia
Austria, Finland, France, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Germany
Armenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Hungary
The Netherlands, Serbia, Spain
ITAA / Editor of Newsletter / EAP
Belgium, Bosnia, Czech Rep., Macedonia, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine
Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Sweden
Austria, Finland, France, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, UK
Armenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Kazakhstan
EATA Affiliated Associations
EATA affiliates national, regional and special interest TA organizations.
In some countries, like the UK and Italy, there are more than one associations affiliated with EATA. Often, there’s a practical reason, like languages spoken in a country. Switzerland and Belgium for example have associations for each language spoken there. Germany, the Netherlands and Finland have one association. Based on the total membership of associations registered in a country, the country is represented by one or two Delegates.
Structure of Exams fees
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EATA was founded on July 16th 1976 as the European TA Association with the aim to bring together the numerous training activities in TA in Europe in a federated structure to ensure quality and standards and help create powerful national TA organisations, which can spread and develop Transactional Analysis in Europe.
From the beginning EATA was an organisation of membership organisations and worked in close co-operation – and with the same standards and requirements – as ITAA (the International Transactional Analysis Association in Oakland/USA).
For the first years the co-operation with ITAA was very close and training and exams were defined and organised with ITAA contracts and exams.
This presentation about the history of EATA is composed of personal statements and stories from past presidents.
So the stories told here are completely personal and seen through the eyes of the portrayed persons.
Out of diﬀerent reasons, we have not been able to have a poster of all our past presidents and 4 of them are not presented here – in spite of their importance and role at their time:
Antoinette de Mol, EATA president 1984 until 1985
Alice Stevenson, EATA president 1985 until 1986
Gerrit Heesters, EATA president 1986 until 1987
Ann Waters, EATA president 1991 until 1992
We hope you have fun looking at this exhibition and either remember “the old times” or learn about the “life” of EATA during the last 40 years.
Bursary application form
EATA members can apply individually for financial support for travelling abroad for supervision, training, TEW, exams; for attending a TA-Conference abroad or for paying training fees. More details about requirements you can find here.
EATA members can reimburse their expenses with help of this form by sending to the Treasurer (please attach your invoices as well).
EATA delegates use this form for the regular reporting about their countries (actual national associations membership data, accomplishments, issues).
EATA-Researcher Support Application-form
EATA members can apply for individual financial support as a researcher in TA.
More details about requirements and deadlines you can find here: https://www.eatanews.org/research-funding/
TA101 Course Form
EATA gives a budget to a trainer who is affiliated with EATA and who wants to give a TA101 in a European country that is not affiliated with EATA. The budget is for covering costs up to a maximum of € 500,00 for the trainer.
This form can be used to request the budget. Costs will be paid after ECC has received an overview of the actual costs including receipts.
EATA has a sum available to support individual members who;
a) travel abroad for supervision, training, TEW, exams
b) attend a TA-Conference abroad
c) need support for paying training fees.
The maximum grant for one person is EUR 300,-
Requests for bursaries can be made by downloading the application form below. The form has to be duly completed and signed by the applicant, his/her sponsor or trainer and the national association, with a short recommendation.
Please send your application to the EATA Council delegate of your national association. Each delegate can send a maximum of two bursary applications from the members of their respective national associations by December 31st of each year. EATA will make a decision within the end of January and inform the applicant, with copy to EATA Council delegate.
If a request is sent after December 31st, it will be taken into consideration inasmuch as the budget still allows.
Send your completed application form through your national EATA Council delegate to Sylvia Schachner, EATA Bursary Administrator, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org