USA TA Association Becomes ITAA Partner

USA TA Association Becomes ITAA Partner

This article was originally published in The Script, Vol. 49, No. 10, October 2019. It is republished with permission of the ITAA.

One of the exciting developments at the Raleigh Conference was the signing of the partnership agreement between the ITAA and the USATAA. Most instrumental in reaching this agreement were Dianne Maki-Sethi and Lucy Freedman for USATAA and Chitra Ravi and Elana Leigh for the ITAA. (more…)

USATAA Jamaica Gathering 2020

23rd USATAA Winter Gathering, February 1-8, 2020, Frenchman’s Cove, Port Antonio, Jamaica A Gathering is an un-conference that combines retreat, learning, natural beauty, and warm friendships in a self-organizing community. The fee covers conference registration, 7 nights stay in a guest room or shared villa, breakfast, 5 luncheons at the beach, 1 evening meal, gratuities, CE credits, and 2020 USATAA membership. Flights, local transportation, and airport transfers not included. Jamaica Conference, Feb 1-8, 2020 | Register for Jamaica Conference, 2020 | View Slideshow of 2019 Gathering | View 2018 Gathering |   

FAMILY OF CERTIFIED TAP’s

I am so proud to share with you that a family from India have just been awarded their TAP certificates by USATAA. Dr. Rajan Bhonsle, M.D; Dr Minnu Bhonsle, Ph.D; and Aman Bhonsle, MBA of Mumbai, India are likely the first family unit in Asia to comprise members who are all certified TAPs. It is a significant achievement not only for the Bhonsle family, but a significant development for the TA community in Asia. They shared that they are excited to apply their newly-acquired TA competencies by providing counselling services and workshops at the Heart to Heart Counselling Centre in Mumbai.

To acquire TAP certification, the Bhonsle family flew to Singapore a total of 6 times to attend TAP training by Dr Jessica Leong, TAPI, TSTA.The Bhonsle family requested to share the following feedback on their learning journey in Singapore —“It was a sheer delight to update our TA knowledge and train in Singapore. Dr. Jessica Leong has a penchant for perfection, a passion for detail, unrelenting stamina and a robust sense of humour. We benefited from her rich knowledge, enthusiasm, and professional experience. We are grateful to have learned so much from her in our 6 visits to Singapore from India in the last 16 months. Being trainers in various counselling modalities and consulting counsellors ourselves for almost 3 decades in India, we are pleased to have met her and to have learned so much of value from her.”  -Dr. Rajan Bhonsle, M.D

 

USATAA Jamaica Gathering 2019

22nd USATAA Winter Gathering, February 16-23, 2019, Frenchman’s Cove, Port Antonio, Jamaica

A Gathering is an un-conference that combines retreat, learning, natural beauty, and warm friendships in a self-organizing community. The fee covers conference registration, 7 nights stay in a guest room or shared villa, breakfast, 5 luncheons at the beach, 1 evening meal, gratuities, CE credits, and 2019 USATAA membership. Flights, local transportation, and airport transfers not included.

Jamaica Conference, Feb 16-23 2019: Register for Jamaica Conference, 2019 | View Last Year’s Gathering

 

Congratulations Lucy Freedman!

The 2018 ITAA Service Award has been given to USATAA member Lucy Freedman. For many years, Lucy has shared and promoted the message of Transactional Analysis.  She has organized several international TA conferences and has overseen the annual Jamaica Gathering. Lucy is currently is working with leaders of the Southeast Institute in planning the upcoming 50th Anniversary Conference next summer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lucy’s many contributions are too numerous to list here, but we thank her for all of them. Well done, Lucy!

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Abe Wagner-Winner of the M & M Award

Abe Wagner-Winner of the M & M Award

Recently Abe Wagner was presently USATAA’s M&M Award by council member Laurie Weiss.

Laurie said “On behalf of the USATAA council, we are delighted to present the M&M award to acknowledge your many years of service and leadership to USATAA.  This award is presented to honor a member who embodies the spirit of two of our guiding founders, Muriel James and Mary Goulding. It honors your leadership, which includes your work on the development of TA world-wide by teaching TA in over 35 countries, all 50 states, over 700 CEOs in chapters of YPO and Vistage, as well as your years of serving on the USATAA Council.”

The M & M Award was first presented in 1991 in Stamford, Connecticut. The M&Ms in this bowl commemorate the M&Ms Muriel and Mary used to celebrate the inauguration of the 1984 USATAA conference in San Francisco.

Abe offered his thoughts “I was both quite surprised and very honored to receive the M&M Award.  It means so much to me to be recognized by my peers.  I’ve had an ongoing love for TA and the practitioners that I’ve had the honor of knowing and working with since 1970.  The TA world has been a major priority of mine because it stands for the values I hold dear and wonderful practical content and techniques that so many people benefit from.  I’ve now completed roughly 800 seminars for executive groups.   I continue to train, at age 82, and limit myself to 60 engagements a year for Vistage, YPO and the corporate and nonprofit world.  I will also be one of two keynote speakers at the Singapore and Australia TA conference this year.” Congratulations Abe Wagner!

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Welcome new TA Practitioners from Singapore

Welcome new TA Practitioners from Singapore

We welcome new USATAA members from Singapore, and congratulate them as new TA Practitioners.

Dr. Jessica Leong Lai Cheng, TSTA who is a Transactional Analysis Practitioner Instructor, has certified 34 individuals have met the requirements that are required for the TAP Certificate.  We are delighted to know that we have new TA friends and colleagues in Singapore!

Networking is a priority for our USATAA community.  Like your group, we seek to keep up with the latest advances in TA theory and practice, as well as share the TA message at home, at work, and at school. We have our TA Circles that may be a resource for you in your particular area of interest.  Our groups include, Psychotherapy, Coaching and Self-Development, and Social Justice.  We are adding to our TA resources regularly (including online TA workshops), and welcome your suggestions, blog posts, photos, stories, and links for TA resources.

We welcome you to USATAA!

Sincerely,
Catherine O’Brien,
GC of USATAA
TAP Instructor and LMFT

Here are our newest members and TA Practitioners

  • Oh Hwee Kiat
  • Colin Gerard Ree
  • Angela Heng Chor Kiang
  • David Loh Weilong
  • Karthikeyan Manimekalai
  • Koh Lay Nah – BreadTalk
  • Sim May Ling Grace
  •  Liew Lee Kien
  • Wong Yeong Tay
  • Nazira Begum Binte Rowthagani
  • Seet Pek Hua Maria Babara
  • Seet Pek Har Belinda
  • Oileen Lee Yong Yeng
  • Goh Mui Wah
  • Daisy Teo Chai Lan
  • Koh Bok Tze Dennis
  • Yim Lok Foong Elsie
  • Mavis Goh Si-Hui
  • Tan Whee Nai
  • Von Hui Yoke Cheng
  • Bryan Michael Robers
  • Reutens Sharon Sandra
  • Nooraini Binte Salleh
  • Augustine Tan Koon Chow
  • Adrian Wan Bee Yong
  • Teo Lek Mei
  • Joel Chua
  • Line Kaas
  • Jean Paul Henry Leon Heusdens
  • Parameswary Nainapan
  • Tan Mui Leng
  • Laura  Spalvieri
  • Balasubramaniam s/o Garunaharan
  • Kong Seet Mui