Renew your ITAA Membership-
A Letter From The President
Nov 25, 2011
Dear ITAA and TA Community Members,
This message comes to you in the hope that you will stay with us. Doing so will make you part of a worldwide community of transactional analysts at an exciting stage in its history. Having come through major restructuring and preparations for the age of the Internet, 2012 looks likely to be a wonderful year for us.
Once the ITAA was the only transactional analysis association. Founded by Eric Berne in 1964, it was the first one. Over the next decade, ITAA membership boomed to a high-water mark of 12,000 people. Now there are many national and some international transactional analysis associations around the world. Although their total membership has not been accurately counted, it is likely to be in the region of 12,000 individuals. Many more people are associated with those members and retain an interest in transactional analysis, including clients of TA professionals, informal students, interested friends, and people who cannot afford membership dues. They are all important to us.
By anyone’s estimate, interest in transactional analysis has held up well over nearly 50 years and is still going strong. There are now professionally qualified transactional analysts in four different fields of application holding positions of authority and influence in many walks of life and many countries. There are flourishing training programs, internationally recognized examinations, and countless initiatives all over the world that owe their inspiration to transactional analysis. This is a great legacy, and we can be justly proud of the part the ITAA has played in it.
Now we are a smaller organization of around 1,000 people, and we are a brother/sister organization to many other TA organizations. This has brought changes, and we are glad to embrace them. The ITAA now operates as a scholarly community and a networking organization. We communicate through the following channels:
• A monthly online members’ newsletter, The Script
• A quarterly scholarly journal, The Transactional Analysis Journal
• An interactive members’ website (www.itaaworld.org) offering access to a wide range of study material, including video, audio, and printed materials (in continuing development)
• An annual conference: In 2012 this will be in Chennai, India, 8-11 August
• A members’ Internet discussion forum with a link on the ITAA website
• A responsive group of board of trustees and executive committee members who will gladly answer your inquiries (contact details on the website)
• An independently constituted Training and Certification Council that will help with matters relating to accreditation in transactional analysis (link via the main ITAA website and click on “Qualify”)
As the organization that Eric Berne founded, the ITAA has a unique history and responsibility. We make it our continuing mission to represent the whole range of transactional analysis theory and application and to carry the global perspective. We do not endorse any particular theoretical slant within transactional analysis or any particular style of application. We hold true to the humanistic value that all people are of equal inherent worth because all are OK. We promote only the kind of psychology that is congruent with that ethical position.
If you are interested in psychological work at any level and want to play a part in promoting a sense of OKness in all people in the world, then please join us. You will be most welcome. Please use any of our communication systems to make your voice heard. Communication is our business, and we want to talk with you.
You can Renew your membership Online by going to the link- http://itaaworld.org/index.php/membership-a-services/membership-registration .
For offline registration, please download the link at http://itaaworld.org/index.php/membership-a-services/offline-registration.
With best wishes,