Personal Tools for Social Transformation

Project TA 101

Powerful Tools for Personal Development and Social Transformation


Transactional Analysis (TA) training for ANYONE who wants to understand, predict and change what happens when people talk to each other.

  • Learn to communicate effectively.
  • Understand why things happen and what you can do about it.
  • Make your voice heard.
  • Expand your professional development.
  • Start right now: always available right here

Participate in a moderated online discussion group, connect with members of your local and international transactional analysis communities, learn to use TA to enable cultural change, and discover options for further TA training.

Dr. Eric Berne, Father of Transactional Analysis
Takeharu Matsunaga, Japan

Project TA 101: Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Your trainers are four distinguished Certified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analysts. Valerie Batts, Graham Barnes, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines have all been respected leaders in applying transactional analysis concepts to social and cultural change, inclusion, equity, diversity, and personal development for over 45 years.


Project TA-101: Materials


Videos of the Social Justice focused TA 101 presented at 2019 Raleigh Transactional Analysis Conference

Facebook Discussion Group

An interactive online discussion group to connect with a community of transactional analysts.

Learning Guide

A learning guide to help participants integrate concepts.

  • Topic clarification, supplemental materials, research references, quiz questions
  • Written exam requirements and information on how to locate a qualified exam evaluator to earn a full TA 101 certificate
  • Map for those who wish to pursue further TA training with NATAA and/or ITAA
  • Project TA101 Learning Guide

Note: The program does not include the TA 101 certificate. The TA 101 Certificate is awarded on the successful completion of TA 101 written exam by an officially recognized TA 101 instructor.

More About Project TA 101

Transactional analysts know the basic principles of worth, value, and dignity of every human being are more important than ever in today’s world!

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.

This project began in January 2018 with collaboration among ITAA, NATAA, 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.

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.

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

We are thrilled with what we have accomplished so far, and we still need your help.

Together we can make a difference!

We are grateful to all of our donors* 

Project TA-101 was made possible by a grant from ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association) through the Eric Berne Fund for the Future and by the web support we have received from NATAA.

Individual Donors:

  • Inger Acking, Ellyn Bader, Maurice Baeyens, Brenda Bary,
  • Koenraad Bosschaerts, Alexis Brink, Leonard Campos, Elizabeth M. Cleary, Steve Cosgrove,
  • Michele D’Errico, Anastasia Deyour, Janice Dowson,
  • Ruby Duxbury, Richard Erskine, John Evans, Simone Fragoso,
  • J R Gage-Cole, Ildiko Galter, Marion Gittings, John Hallett, Bob Hempel, Linda Hoebern,
  • Marina Rajan Joseph, Cathy Katz, Judith Lange, Inna Learn, Cheryl Leong, Omar Lopez,
  • Dianne Maki-Sethi, Rose Matovich,
  • Gloria Noriega, Pavan Pandurangan, José Tafoya Ravera,
  • Raeanne Schachter, Sue E. Shealy, Carol Solomon, Penny Snow,
  • Lindsay Stewart, Freddie Suresh, Reiko True, Abe Wagner,
  • Marian Weisberg, Laurie and Jonathan Weiss, Christopher Zimmerman.

IESA Committee:

  • Acting Chair: Inger Acking
  • Committee: Bob Hempel, Janice Dowson, Aleksandra Stanosevic, Alexis Brink
  • Project Consultants: Felipe Garcia, Laurie Weiss

We welcome donations of any size to Project TA 101!

Volunteer Opportunities

as a PTSTA, TSTA or TAPI you can evaluate TA 101 written exams, facilitate online discussion groups, or become a community connection resource.

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