Project TA 101: Personal Tools for Social Transformation is a progressive initiative to create a unique, interactive, on-demand “official” TA 101 online learning program of consistent, standardized professional-level content and training materials.

Lack of access to a TA 101 in many countries has been a significant obstacle to quality TA education for people working and living in traditionally underserved or disadvantaged communities, individuals living with disabilities or in rural areas, and families living in poverty.

Through Project TA 101, foundational TA training is available and accessible to communities of learners who may not be able to access these powerful tools for personal development and social transformation.



The four distinguished ITAA Certified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analysts, Valerie Batts, Graham Barnes, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines, are respected leaders in applying transactional analysis concepts to social and cultural change, including equity, diversity, and personal development.




The Course Includes

Videos of the Social Justice focused TA 101 presented at 2019 Raleigh conference – edited into short 15-25 minute topic sections, optimized for Android and IOS, to be accessible across devices on cell phones and tablets through the Project TA 101 Video Channel. You can go there now to see a preview, with Dr. Valerie Batts talking about Contamination of the Adult Ego State. Project TA 101 Video Channel.

A learning guide with topic clarification, supplemental materials, research references, and quiz questions to scaffold learning and help learners integrate concepts. Project TA101 Learning Guide.

A map for people wishing to pursue further training in transactional analysis through the USATAA’s TA Practitioner (TAP) training and ITAA’s Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) training.

An interactive online discussion group to connect with a community of transactional analysts. Project TA 101 Facebook Discussion

The program does not include the TA 101 certificate. The central  aim is to make the course information available to more people. The TA 101 Certificate is awarded on the successful completion of  TA 101 written exam by an officially recognized TA 101 instructor. Full certificate and written exam requirements can be found at the end of the course learning guide.


Course Benefits

People can use the course materials to
  •  Figure out how to communicate effectively and make their voices heard.
  •  Understand why things happen and what we can do about it.
  •  Raise awareness about how transactional analysis can be used for cultural change.
  •  Expand their professional development and find a map for further transactional analysis training.
  •  Access quality online education anytime of day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Review videos and course materials as many times as they want.
  • Participate in a moderated online discussion group of learners and connect with members of the transactional analysis community.

The project began in January 2018 with collaboration among ITAA, USATAA, and Southeast Institute for the “Promoting Equality and OK-ness: Healing Divisions in Our World” Conference in Raleigh, N.C. The IESA Committee proposed a social justice-focused TA 101, taught at this conference.

Transactional analysts know the basic principles of worth, value, and dignity of every human being are more important than ever in today’s world!  The IESA Committee set a goal to develop diverse, accessible, recognized transactional analysis education from videos of this TA 101 designed on learner engagement strategies, with 24-hour access to the course materials. This is the result of our work.

We are grateful to all of our donors. 

Thank you to The Eric Berne Fund for the Future Scholarship Grant Fund Committee, and generous donors: Inger Acking, Ellyn Bader, Brenda Bary, Koenraad Bosschaerts, Alexis Brink, Leonard Campos, Janice Dowson, Ruby Duxbury, Richard Erskine, John Evans, Simone Fragoso, J R Gage-Cole, Ildiko Galter, John Hallett, Bob Hempel, Marina Rajan Joseph, Cathy Katz, Inna Learn, Omar Lopez, Dianne Maki-Sethi, Rose Matovich,  Gloria Noriega, Pavan Pandurangan, Sue E. Shealy, Carol Solomon, Lindsay Stewart, Freddie Suresh, Reiko True, Abe Wagner, Marian Weisberg, Laurie and Jonathan Weiss, Christopher Zimmerman.    

IESA Committee: Chair: Janice Dowson

Committee: Inger Acking, Bob Hempel, Freddie Suresh, Reiko True

Project Consultants: Felipe Garcia, Laurie Weiss

You Can Help! To date, we have raised $5000 from the Eric Berne Fund and have received generous donations and pledges from TA trainers and practitioners around the world. Our goal is to raise a further $1500 for video editing, course access sustainability, and project awareness. Donations of any size are welcome as we want to include as many people as possible, from many countries around the world. Together we can make a difference!


We welcome donations of any size to Project TA 101!

Volunteer Opportunities

As a TSTA or PTSTA you can evaluate TA 101 written exams, facilitate online discussion groups, or become a community connection resource. For more information contact us: