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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:

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 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.
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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.
Robin Hobbes
EATA Ethical Advisor
Download the Ethical Review Panel Procedure
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.
Download EATA Protocols and Procedures
Robin Hobbes
EATA Ethical Advisor
You can read about “Data Protection At Work” on page 8 in EATA Newsletter 116
Download the Client consent form


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

EATA organizational structure


*One person can fulfill more roles.

Blue = Country Delegates  | Grey = Member of National Associations 


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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.

Sylvia Schachner

Sylvia Schachner
I am working 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.My languages are German, English and French. I am member of the TA Theory development and research committee.  

Alexandra Psallas

Alexandra Psallas
Assobat, VITA
Sociologist – Psychologist. PTSTA Psychotherapy. Private practice in Brussels.

Petra Gorsic

Petra Gorsic
Croatia UTA

I am clinical psychologist and CTA-P. I work in privat clinic in Zagreb, Croatia.

Kristyna Tomanova

Kristyna Tomanova
Czech Republic
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.

Miira Matara

Miira Matara

Günter Josef Mohr

Günter Josef Mohr
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.

Annamaria Cser

Annamaria Cser

Business psychologist, works in the organizational field as learning, talent and leadership development professional. General Secretary from July 2019.

Mara Scoliere

Mara Scoliere

Simonetta Caldarone

Simonetta Caldarone
Simonetta Caldarone, TSTA-P, psychologist and psychotherapist. I work in a private practice in Rome. I am a member of TA Theory Development and TA Research Committee. I am a Teacher and Supervisor at the TA School in Rome and I am a special educational needs teacher working at the high school level for young people with emotive, cognitive, sensorial and psychomotor disabilities.

Al-Ammar Kašić

Al-Ammar Kašić
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.

Nadica Kostoska

Nadica Kostoska

Betty Lutke Shipholt

Betty Lutke Shipholt

Harry Gerth

Harry Gerth

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).

Joanna Januszewska

Joanna Januszewska

Ilya Fedotov

Ilya Fedotov
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.

Sezgin Bekir

Sezgin Bekir

Ganna Golovan

Ganna Golovan

I am psychologist, M.D., PTSTA in Psychotherapy, holder of EAP certificate. Currently I work as psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and other countries. I am passionate about relational TA approach and “2-person” psychology. My languages are Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Deniz Güney

Deniz Güney

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.

Jana Sustersic

Jana Sustersic

Eleonore Lind

Eleonore Lind
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.

Andreas Becker

Andreas Becker
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 Saint Girons

Arnaud Saint Girons
I am working as Educational Consultant, and psycho-social advisor in my private praxis in Nyon, Switzerland. Being PTSTA ( E ) , I deliver training and supervision in different environments, including our own school of development ICE-ML in Nyon (for personal and professional development), and other schools as well (ESEDE,… )

Catherine Gérard

Catherine Gérard

PTSTA in psychotherapy, I practice in Paris where I receive my patients. I teach at the school AT-Psy-Paris, and supervise at my office. I have been a delegate of IFAT for 3 years, and am involved in the COC.

Marie-Jo d'Argent

Marie-Jo d’Argent

Sara Foschi

Sara Foschi

CTA-P. Psychologist and Psychotherapist.
Member of the European Connection Committee (ECC)

Barbara Clarkson

Barbara Clarkson

Anastasia Horokhivska

Anastasia Horokhivska
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).

New incorporations to EATA! Kirghistan and Armenia


EATA Council Delegates


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.

Exams fees

Structure of examination fees


Some memories about the history of EATA, by Jan Hennig

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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.

Reimbursement form

EATA members can reimburse their expenses with help of this form by sending to the Treasurer (please attach your invoices as well).

Country report

EATA delegates use this form for the regular reporting about their countries (actual national associations membership data, accomplishments, issues).

ECC project proposal

EATA delegates use this form for the application of TA training and events in their countries.

More details about requirements you can find here:

Request for EATA Subsidy for the organisation of COC exams

EATA members can apply for financial support for organizing COC exams in their countries.

In case questions please contact:


EATA members can apply for financial support of research projects in TA.

More details about requirements and deadlines you can find here:

 2018-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:


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.


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