Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ) Free Trial

Get access to the Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ) until 31st August 2017 by registering here: http://journals.sagepub.com/tax/tajfreetrial

The TAJ is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal focusing on transactional analysis theory, principles, and applications in various fields, including psychotherapy, counseling, education, and organizational development. Published quarterly since 1971, it offers scholarly articles from all theoretical perspectives and fields of application, including quantitative and qualitative research, case studies, literature surveys, book reviews, and reflective essays. Two of the four annual issues are organized around specific themes.

FREE ONLINE TA BASICS CLASS

FREE ONLINE TA BASICS CLASS, By Catherine O’Brien, MFT, TAPI

  • Tools to Understand People,
  • Communicate Effectively, and Solve Problems
  • You will learn and have fun learning about yourself and others.
  • This is an introduction to TA and is a preview of the TA Practitioner Program.
  • Dates-Two sessions of Thursday Nights, August 24th, and 31st
  • Time- 7:00-8:00 pm Pacific time
  • Zoom Video Conference Training, connect from anywhere in the world!
  • To register email Catherine O’Brien TheTATeacher@gmail.com 

USATAA Council Retreat in Tucson

Knowing how to play is one of the characteristics found in USATAA members, and especially, our Council. We spent two days meeting in Tucson this spring, covering everything from membership and budget to social media and visions for the future. We even beamed in Cheryl Leong from San Francisco by laptop for part of the meeting. Thanks to Dianne Maki for making comfortable and fun arrangements. As you can see, we enjoy each other’s company as well as our productive work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Final USATAA Winter Gathering in Jamaica- By Lucy Freedman, CTA

Time for Renewal: Mind, Body, and Soul in Jamaica

How ‘givers’ can avoid the midwinter burnout blues Jamaica

Each time I arrive at Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica, for our USATAA Gathering, I breathe in the warm, scented, tropical air, and am reminded of how much effect a place can have on our overall experience. Time seems to slow as we become present to the sounds and images of jungle, ocean, and birds. Nurturing is the word that describes this place. 

By the time we enter our circle of stimulating and diverse colleagues on Sunday morning, we are already at ease. From there we design our “un-conference” so that presentations and discussions flow smoothly through our schedule for the week. 

One of the aspects that I most enjoy is the self-awareness we bring to how we organize. Using what’s called “Open Space Technology,” the community follows the energy, and works together to create an educational and transformative program. What occurs is both planned and emergent. 

The learnings from the process itself feed my work as a consultant to self-managing organizations, as well as helping me understand my own impact and feelings. As someone who tends to give emotionally and otherwise (I’m guessing you know something about this too!), this conference is a restorative practice that feeds all three: mind, body and soul. 

You can still register; you don’t need prior experience with transactional analysis; you’ll meet people from Europe, the US, and Jamaica, from various professional fields; you’ll relax at the beach; and you’ll learn about Jamaica and its culture, in the most affordable week-long residential program you are likely to find anywhere

When? Feb. 4-11, 2017. Where? Port Antonio, Jamaica. 

So, what’s stopping you from signing up right now? Follow the link for fees and registration form. Direct your questions to me, Lucy Freedman, at jamaica@usataa.org