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

 

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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USATAA Structure

USATAA is the organization of professionals and other interested persons living in the United States of America who subscribe to the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis.  Those who live outside of the USA may join as non-voting Associate Members.

USATAA is governed by a Coordinating Council consisting of five General Members elected by the membership, with participation of the Advisory Board, consisting of Regional Representatives serving six geographical regions. Both General Members and Regional Representatives serve staggered three-year terms.

The Coordinating Council allocates organizational duties among Council members. Currently, the functions are General Coordinator, Coordinator of Communications, Coordinator of Finance, Coordinator of Education, and Coordinator of Programs. Additional non-voting ad hoc members may be appointed by the Council on an annual basis to provide assistance and advice. The immediate past General Coordinator serves as an ad-hoc member for a three-year period following his or her term in office.

USATAA is a grassroots organization which encourages local and regional groups to convene and to propose priorities and activities. For example, the Eastern Regional TA Association is an affiliate of USATAA and the Southwest Region has formed a group called the Southwest Transformers, which holds an annual Southwest Gathering as well as other programs.

Members who wish to participate in committees, activities, or decision-making are invited to contact any of the council members or your regional representative. Your voice will be heard.

How do I register on the USATAA website?

Following, you will find instructions that should help you get through the registration process:

  1. Visit the website by going to the following link in your web browser:
    http://www.usataa.org/
    (You can either click on the above link, which should take you directly to the website, or copy it and paste into the address bar in your web browser).
    Look at the top right-hand corner of the screen and click the link “Register
  2. Choose a membership level and complete either the Authorize.net (Which is the online option) or offline
  3. Fill in the form and hit send registration
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your payment and registration.

After the registration, you can log in at any time by going to http://www.usataa.org and filling in the login information in the top right hand corner. You will need to provide the username and password you selected during the registration.

You can also check off the “Remember me” box right below the login area. This will save your login information on your computer and you will not need to type it in each time you visit.

Once you log in, you will see some additional items on the right-hand menu that are reserved for registered users. Go ahead and look around and try the various menus.