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1. Definition: Transactional analysis (TA) is a psychological and social theory with mutual contracting for growth and change.
2. Purpose: The International Transactional Analysis Association exists to stimulate the growth and development of creative and useful theory and applications of transactional analysis.
3. Mission: The International Transactional Analysis Association is a nonprofit educational organization that facilitates international communication among people and groups who use transactional analysis. The ITAA works to build understanding, knowledge, and acceptance of transactional analysis and to sustain the historical body of knowledge. It provides theoreticians and practitioners - clinical, organizational, and educational with techniques of proven value for enriching life, a forum for evolving new transactional analysis theory and methods, and an ethical framework.
4. Values: The values of the ITAA, which are the foundation and desire of all efforts and structures of the organization, are:
- All individuals shall have the opportunity to live autonomous and socially responsible lives.
- Respect is given to the individuality and common humanity of all people.
- Relationships shall be carried out without discrimination on the basis of religion, race, color, creed, disability, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, age, or sexual preference.
- Physical, psychological and social violence and oppression are opposed.
- Individuals are encouraged to be aware of their relationship to the world around them, and to choose effectively their own responses and be responsible in their behavior.
- These values and subsequent actions are to enhance the well-being of individuals and society.