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)
See Codice Etico dell’EATA (Italian Version – 2012)
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
Roles and job descriptions*
*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
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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.
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.
I am from Saint-Petersburg it located to the West-Noth of Russia. It is also very known as the second capital of Russia. I am a psychologist in a prived practice. I fell in love with TA in the last century and it continues to this day. I do workshops and supervision, my professional interest in modern TA, particularly Co-creative TA. I have already been a delegate from my country in the EATA Council, it is my second time.
My first contact with TA was in 2002, a love at first sight experience. TA-training for me was a divers journey and a stable compagnion through some life incidents and a rather intense inner developmental process. I did my CTA exam in 2014, followed by TEW at Santiago de Compostela in 2016, now (2021) heading towards TSTA exam.
As EATA delegate for DGTA I am enthusiastic about building bridges between the two associations and contributing to the quality of our exam processes and communication between colleagues throughout Europe and the world. I feel that walking the talk with regard to our ethical principles is more then ever needed in the volatile, often hostile and endangered world we live in.
My TA journey started in 2001, when I did my 101 and decided to join a TA training group in the organizational field. In my role as consultant / facilitator for team and organizational development processes, TA was and is a helpful base. I passed my CTA in 2008, took part in a TEW in 2010 and passed my TSTA exam in 2016/17. From 2014 to 2018 I organised the EATA exams in Rösrath as Local Exam Supervisor. I enjoyed creating and maintaining a framework for stimulating examination processes – both for the candidates and the examiners. Therefore, I joined COC after I was elected as EATA delegate for Germany – contributing my LES experience and my enthusiasm for high-quality exams.
Ritva is a delegate to EATA for Finnish Association for Transactional Analysis, FinTA. She is also a member of the board of FinTA.
Ritva is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst on Psychotherapy field. She lives in Helsinki, Finland and is working in private practice as a psychotherapist. She runs also a TA training program in Finland in her TA Institute.
Ritva is a member of the Executive Committee (EC) and a Vice President of EATA.
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
I started TA in 2006 wanting to achieve 3 goals: understand my personality, my role as a mum and how to have impact with less energy in organizations. In the meantime, I learned a lot about myself, relationships, systems and use TA concepts linked to other approaches and my experience in my role as consultant in personal and organizational development. I passed my CTA exam in November 2014 and I’m PTSTA-O since August 2018. I also co-lead a TA-O Institute with Madeleine Laugeri in Switzerland near Geneva.
CTA-P. Psychologist and Psychotherapist.
Member of the European Connection Committee (ECC)
I am married and father of 4 children (4 boys!).
I live in the Estern part of France (near Switzerland) where I have been working as a freelancer in my psychotherapy practice for about twenty years.
I practice psychotherapy mainly in groups but also individually as well as with couples.
I work in this practice also as a supervisor (PTSTA-P) of about 12 supervisees in group and individual supervision.
My involvement in TA has always been mainly European, even international.
I have been a member of IFAT (French TA association) , and therefore of EATA, for about twenty years as well as of USATAA (USA TA Association) and ITAA .
Since my beginnings, I have always had a European and international vision of TA and therefore spent my CTA in Oslo after having been trained, among other things and for several years, at the Berne Institute (Nottingham) with Ian Stewart and Mark Widowson.
I passed the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (CEP) .
I obtained my Master 2 in psychotherapy at the University of Middlesex (London) and did my TEW in Spain.
I’m one of the two French delegates. I live near Paris where I run a TA School named A.T.d.o. (TA for Organizational Development). In addition to TA, I run an independent consulting firm specializing in change management, professional coaching and management training.
I have been in TA for now more than 20 years. I passed my CTA-O in 2009 in Lyon (France) and the TEW in 2011 in Roma. I’m now ready to take my TSTA exam.
I have been chosen as one the two French delegates in June 2021and I have joined the ECC (European Connection Committee).
And when I’m not working, I like to travel and I practice cycling intensely.
MACEDONIA | MATA
NETHERLANDS | NVTA
Eva van der Randen
Certified Transactional Analyst under contract, working in private practice in Lisbon and online internationally, and is offering retreat programs with TA in Portugal. After emigrating from the Netherlands to Portugal, currently establishing the first TA association in Portugal. She also works as an organisational consultant and trainer in businesses, the technical, financial and healthcare sectors. Her formative working experience was in leadership roles in innovative network collaborations. She has a background in Vedic lifestyle. Passionate advocate for both TA and the Netherlands’s involvement in Europe and she is privileged to be one of the Netherlands representatives to EATA, where she also plays a role on the CC Committee.
NETHERLANDS | NVTA
Patrick Odendaal is PTSTA in the field of Organisations.
His TA journey started in 2005, which he continued in 2009 with the multi-year course in Transactional Analysis. Since 2005 he works as a consultant. First for a large consultancy company, and from 2010 as an independent professional. As a consultant he works for many organizations within the Central government, at municipalities and in the care and welfare sector. Both in supporting the development of the structure, as well as to guide change processes and to create more sense of cooperation within teams. Thanks to his knowledge of TA, Patrick obtained resources to contribute to the development of the culture side of the organization in addition to the structure.
Patrick is co-founder of the Dutch TA institute. He trains leaders and workers to become more efficient in communication and become more aware of their inner processes to improve their feelings of happiness and enjoyment.
BELGIUM | VITA and ASSOBAT
Tin (PTSTA-O) works as an independent educator, supervisor, business coach and organizational consultant for national and international groups and organizations. She started her career in Human Resources and has been active as a trainer/coach since 1998. In 2006 Tin founded Kresko, her own organizational consultancy business in Belgium. Professionally she integrates different methods and applications in her services while using Transactional Analysis as a powerful foundation. For her, TA is an important key to unlock people’s potential within the framework of co-creative and mutual relationships. With her intuitive and enthusiastic style, she delivers her services in Dutch, English and French.
Tin is currently President of the board of the Flemish TA-association VITA and an editorial member of the Dutch TA magazine. Tin is a member of EATA (VITA and NVTA), ITAA and IDTA and looks forward in her new EATA delegate-role to bring EATA closer to both local TA-associations in Belgium (VITA and ASSOBAT).
CROATIA | UTA
Freelance trainer and business coach, working in educational TA field
Committee: CC – Communications Committee
SLOVENIA | UTA
Sezgin Bekir, PhD is a Assistant proffesor in the Institute for Population and Human Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Areas of interest are personality psychology, clinical psychology and psychotherapy, transactional analysis, organizational and career development.
AUSTRIA | ÖGTA
Deniz is a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). She is running her private practice as a psychotherapist in Istanbul, Turkey.
Her approach is centred on Relational Transactional Analysis but she also blends a variety of other approaches according to the needs of her clients and the progression of the therapeutic process.
Deniz is a board member of ATAD, the Eurasia Transactional Analysis Association. She is also a member of EATA’s Communications Committee.
Anette is a board member of the Swedish Transactional Association, STAF and a member of Communication committee.
She lives in Gothenburg on the west coast in Sweden where she also has a private practice as a TA psychotherapist.
EATA Council Delegates
EATA COUNCIL has 36 EATA delegates, from 28 European Countries.
EATA LIAISONS 2022/2023
|Sylvia Schachner||PTSC + COC until march 2023||Ethics advisor|
|Olivier Montadat||Russia, Kyrgysztan, Kasachstan, Austria, Hungary, Finland, Poland, Georgia, Belgium||TDRC (Theory development and research committee)|
|Elena Soboleva||Armenia, Bosnia, Germany, Romania, France, Bulgaria, Turkey||ECC (European Connection committee)|
|Nicole Lenner||Sweden, UK, Serbia, Macedonia, Norway, Spain, Ukraine, Switzerland||CC (Communication Committee)|
|Ritva Piiroinen||Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Czech. Republik, Italy|
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.
|Bulgaria||BATA||batanews.org||Bekir Sezgin Mumun|
|Czech Republic||CATA||ta-cata.cz||Tomanová Kristýna|
|Italy||CPAT||centropsi.it/cpat/||Scoliere Maria Innocenza|
|Italy||AUXIMON (SIAT)||Scoliere Maria Innocenza|
|Italy||IANTI||ianti.it||Scoliere Maria Innocenza|
|Italy||IRPIR (SIAT)||irpir.it||Scoliere Maria Innocenza|
|Italy||IAT||istitutoanalisitransazionale.it||Scoliere Maria Innocenza|
|Netherlands||NVTA||Van der Randen Eva|
Structure of Exams fees
|EATA Group||Country||CTA training||TSTA training||CTA||Retake||TSTA||Retake||TEW|
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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-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.
ECC SPECIAL PROJECT FORM
SUMMER SCHOOL FORM
Made by: ECC
Date: July 2020
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 Anna Krieb, EATA Bursary Administrator, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org