ITAA Awards

The Eric Berne Memorial Award in Transactional Analysis was established to give recognition to individuals who have made major contributions to transactional analysis. It is intended to be an award that recognizes the writing and publication of original and highly significant creative works that constitute major advances to the development of the field of transactional analysis.  To be eligible for nomination, the contribution must have been published in a professional journal, book, or publication at least three years prior to being nominated. The nominee(s) must be members in good standing of the ITAA.  For more information, please see the Call for Nominations for the Eric Berne Memorial Award In Transactional Analysis.pdf. Complete details for this award can be found in the EBMA Operations Manual.pdf.

Past EMBA Winners.pdf

The Muriel James Living Principles Award was established to recognize members of the ITAA who have advanced the growth of transactional analysis by personal example as well as by contributions of an exceptional and lasting nature. Personal example involves consistently living the principles of transactional analysis, which includes but is not limited to clear Adult thinking, joyful creativity, compassionate ethics, and a lack of gaminess in transactions with others. Such a person models egalitarian relationships and promotes an "I'm OK - You're OK" atmosphere in both professional and personal arenas. The nominee will have demonstrated commitment, concern, and caring for both individuals and the world community and will be active in the international advancement of the principles of transactional analysis either professionally or personally.  For more information, please see the ITAA Guidelines for Nominations and Granting of the Muriel James Living Principles Award.pdf.

The Hedges Capers Humanitarian Award was established to recognize members of the ITAA who have made significant, enduring contributions to humanity in keeping with the ideals and ethics of the ITAA. These contributions are primarily seen as activities that promote the welfare of humankind, especially through the alleviation or elimination of pain and suffering. Members of the ITAA who make such contributions do so at the cost of personal risk and/or sacrifice. The humanitarian activities may form a lifelong pattern or be expressed in a single, widely noted occurrence.  For more information, please see the ITAA Guidelines for Nominations and Granting of the Hedges Capers Humanitarian Award.pdf.

The Robert and Mary Goulding Social Justice Award is established to give recognition to persons who have broadened the application of Transactional Analysis through their teaching, training, writing and/or direct professional work in the promotion of social justice. The nominee will have advanced through professional work and personal modeling the core principles of the Gouldings' theory: self-determination; personal responsibility; direct action and affirming relationships. The nominee will have contributed, in their own way, by any or many of the following: disclosing unfairness, challenging injustices, protecting unfair practices, confronting perpetrators, questioning values that support injustice, enabling understanding and respect, encouraging equalitarian values, facilitating awareness of institutionalized injustices, funding social movements and even mounting public protests.  For more information, please see the ITAA Guidelines for Nominations and Granting of the Robert and Mary Goulding Social Justice Award.pdf.

The ITAA Service Award was established to recognize members of the ITAA who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the ITAA and to its development as an organization that promotes transactional analysis internationally, supports its members, and offers a social benefit to the public. Honorees will be recognized for their commitment, the nature of their service, and the “I’m OK, You’re OK” manner in which they conducted themselves in the process. The nominee will have demonstrated a generous spirit of service, responsibility, and effectiveness in their contribution to the life of the ITAA. For more information, please see the ITAA Guidelines for Nominations and Granting of the ITAA Service Award. 
 
The ITAA Research Award was established to recognize an individual(s) or team who has made a major contribution to research in any field of transactional analysis. The recipient(s) need not be an ITAA member(s). The award is given for published and peer-reviewed research in any of the fields in which transactional analysis is applied, preferably in indexed or impacted journals. Nominated work may focus on the effectiveness of current theory and practice, but research will be the necessary focus rather than simply an option. For more information, please see the ITAA Guidelines for the Operation of the ITAA Research Award. was established to recognize an individual(s) or team who has made a major contribution to research in any field of transactional analysis. The recipient(s) need not be an ITAA member(s). The award is given for published and peer-reviewed research in any of the fields in which transactional analysis is applied, preferably in indexed or impacted journals. Nominated work may focus on the effectiveness of current theory and practice, but research will be the necessary focus rather than simply an option. For more information, please see the ITAA Guidelines for the Operation of the ITAA Research Award.