July 28

Sunday

July 29

Monday

July 30

Tuesday

July 31

Wednesday

Aug. 1

Thursday

Aug. 2

Friday

Aug. 3

Saturday

Aug. 4

Sunday

Pre-Conference – Sunday July 28

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8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Governor's Boardroom

ITAA BOT Board Meeting (Day 1)

International Transactional Analysis Association meeting of the Board of Trustees

Pre-Conference – Monday July 29

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8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Governor's Boardroom

ITAA BOT Board Meeting (Day 2)

International Transactional Analysis Association meeting of the Board of Trustees

Pre-Conference – Tuesday July 30

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9 AM - 5 PM

Chancellor

Social Justice-Focused TA 101 (Day 1)

With Graham Barnes, Valerie Batts, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Education, & Organizations | 12 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

SJ TA 101 Course

 

A uniquely exciting, progressive, social action-oriented

TA 101, presented by a small, diverse group of certified instructors, Graham Barnes, Valerie Batts, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines. This special course presents TA core concepts and philosophical principles as they can be applied to social and cultural changes, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.
In recent historical moments, we are keenly aware of the relevance and usefulness of socio-cultural applications in transactional analysis core theory and principles.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. List the philosophical assumptions of TA.
2. Identify the four major components of TA.
3. Explain structural analysis.

4. Describe how to use contracting.
5. Explain the different types of transactions. 6. Identify and describe one’s Life Script.
7. Explain games and rackets.
8. List the five drivers.
9. State the four basic existential positions. 10. Define a stroke according to TA theory. 11. State the six ways of structuring time.
12. Explain escape hatches.

Graham Barnes, PhD, founded the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality in 1969. “FREE” went on to become the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy.

Valerie Batts, PhD, and Felipe Garcia, MA, received the 2018
Robert and Mary Goulding Social Justice Award for their multi-level social justice initiatives toward racial and gender equality, peace, and cultural awareness, as well as their significant theoretical contributions.

Dr. Batts leads the consultation and training components of VISIONS and is the originator of VISIONS’ training model and experiential workshops. She has written and presented extensively on the use of a multicultural/inclusion lens on individual and organizational change, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Felipe Garcia is a psychotherapist and trainer, and has worked with organizations in the United States, Europe, and Latin America on cooperation, communication, and team building. He has written and published on a variety of topics including the role of feelings in the workplace and building and maintaining cooperative environments.

Vann S. Joines, PhD, has received The Eric Berne Memorial Award for integration of TA with other theories. He remains a proponent of the Southeast Institute’s work for racial, economic and social equity as a director and psychologist for over 40 years, including nurturing the conference’s thematic integration of social action with quality scientific programming.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

ALL FIELDS

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alumni Room

IBOC Examiners Meeting

 

Day 1 – Wednesday July 31

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8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Designated Exam Rooms

IBOC Exams

 

Room Information

Examiners Room: Alumni Room

Exam Rooms: Suites TBA

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

TBA

Pre-Conference Institute

Ellyn Bader & Peter Pearson

Lies, Deception, Passive-Aggressive Behavior, Unrelenting Hostility: Stimulating change with tough couples problems

Downloadable Handouts: 

Final Handout ITAA July 2019 BADER

Description: 

Many challenging issues stymie couples therapists:

  • Deception and lies to a partner and to you
  • Passive aggressive behavior
  • Unrelenting hostility with no motivation for change
  • Untangling the web of deception, replacing passive- aggressive behavior with action and motivation, and shifting hostility in early sessions are all necessary for sustained change in entrenched couples.

    In this one-day interactive workshop, Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson will use their Developmental Model to demonstrate how to intervene incisively and support the developmental growth of each partner.

    You will start the day by seeing a live role play demo of a first session with a hostile/angry couple. You’ll learn to stimulate collaboration without asking why they are seeing you or asking how you can help them. You’ll see how to gracefully shift unmotivated partners into embracing self-change rather than partner rehabilitation.

    It gets even better.

    Your toughest couples lie and deceive each other. They lead you astray by giving partial pictures or outright deceptions. Or, your passive-aggressive partners want results without effort. They become easier to work with as you expose their intrapsychic conflict. Your confidence grows during the day as you learn to integrate Attachment Theory, Differentiation, and Neuroscience with your next round of tough clients.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Inspire motivation in unmotivated partners.
  2. Identify a continuum of lies and skillfully confront deception.
  3. Build motivation after infidelity.
  4. Integrate the intrapsychic impasses of passive-aggressive partners and interrupt the over-functioning of their spouses.

Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson have specialized in helping couples since the early 1980s. They are co-founders of The Couples Institute, and continually receive industry and media attention for their innovations in couples transformation.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUNSELING

 

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Chancellor

Social Justice-Focused TA 101 (Day 2)

With Graham Barnes, Valerie Batts, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines

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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

State Ballroom

Conference Opening

 

Timothy B. Tyson

“Hiding the Empty Cake Plate Won’t Make You Lose Weight, and Other Consequences of the Past: How History Holds Our Past and Future in Its Claws and How We Can Find Meaning in Our Past, Love in the Present and Hope for the Future”

Angela Bryant, JD former North Carolina Legislator and co-founder of VISIONS, Inc., will introduce opening speaker Timothy B. Tyson.

OBJECTIVES
At the end of this address, attendees will be able to
1. Explain how and why the past holds the key to our present and future —especially when we don’t know the past.
2. Examine the present historical moment with respect to the
ongoing African American struggle for citizenship and equality in the United States. 3. Discuss how we might think about finding a future to our past
by learning our history and by working with things we already richly possess.

Timothy B. Tyson is senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and adjunct professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina. His most recent book, The Blood of Emmett Till, won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; made the “long list” of ten books for the 2017 National Book Award, and was named Best Book of 2017 by both the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio. The Atlanta Journal- Constitution named it Best Southern Book of 2017. Vann R. Newkirk of The Atlantic writes that The Blood of Emmett Till “manages to turn history into prophecy and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren’t often enough asked to do with history—learn from it.” Tyson is also the author of Blood Done Sign My Name, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, winner of the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Tyson was executive producer of Mike Wiley’s 2008 play and writer-consultant for Jeb Stuart’s 2010 feature film adaptation by that title. He serves on the executive board of the North Carolina NAACP, Repairers of the Breach, and the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

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8:15 PM - 10:00 PM

State Ballroom D,E,F

Reception

Included with your registration.

Special guest Timothy B. Tyson will speak at the opening reception. Tyson was a child when the 1970 lynching of Henry Marrow occurred in his hometown of Oxford, N.C. He remembers the moment he heard about the murder of the  23-year-old black man. His book, Blood Done Sign My Name, is a historic account of the race violence, tension, and riots that surrounded the events.

Tyson’s father, a minster, supported the Civil Rights movement, which incited anger in the small town. His family eventually fled Oxford. These events had a great impact on the child who would grow up to become a scholar on the history, and current realities, of racial prejudice in the United States. He also wrote The Blood of Emmett Till, which shed new light on the 1955 kidnapping and harrowing murder of a 14 year old boy. Tyson will address how the past can inform the present in our current work toward healing the prejudices that divide us.

Tyson will address how history can inform the present in our current work toward healing the prejudices that divide us.

Tyson is a senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina. According to Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies website, The Blood of Emmett Till has received many accolades including the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. It made the “long list” of ten books for the 2017 National Book Award. The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio selected it as Best Book of 2017, while the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named it Best Southern Book of 2017.

Tyson’s book Blood Done Sign My Name was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, winner of the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Tyson was executive producer of Mike Wiley’s 2008 play and writer-consultant for Jeb Stuart’s 2010 feature film adaptation by that title.

He is co-editor with David Cecelski of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy, which won the 1998 Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Meyers Center for Human Rights in North America and author of Ghosts of 1898: Wilmington’s Race Riot and the Rise of White Supremacy, which won 2007 Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. He serves on the executive board of the North Carolina NAACP, Repairers of the Breach, and the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Tyson has also been active in the NC-NAACP “Moral Monday” Protest Meetings with the Rev. William Barber at the NC Legislature Building in Raleigh, NC.

Tim Tyson to Open the 2019 50th Anniversary Conference of the Southeast Institute: What Can We Learn from History?

The “Promoting Equality and OKness: Healing the Divisions in Our World” conference committee announces special guest Timothy B. Tyson will speak at the opening reception. Tyson was a child when the 1970 lynching of Henry Marrow occured in his hometown of Oxford, N.C. He remembers the moment he heard about the murder of the  23-year-old black man. He was bouncing a basketball. His book, Blood Done Signed My Name,is a historic account of the race violence, tension, and riots that surrounded the events.

Tyson’s father, a minster, supported the Civil Rights movement, which incited anger in the small town. His family eventually fled Oxford. These events had a great impact on the child who would grow up to become a scholar on the history, and current realities, of racial prejudice in the United States. He also wrote The Blood of Emmett Till, which shed new light on the 1955 kidnapping and harrowing murder of a 14 year old boy. Tyson will address how the past can inform the present in our current work toward healing the prejudices that divide us.

Tyson is a senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina. According to Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies website, The Blood of Emmett Till has received many accolades including the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. It made the “long list” of ten books for the 2017 National Book Award. The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio selected it as Best Book of 2017, while the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named it Best Southern Book of 2017.

Tyson’s book Blood Done Sign My Name was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, winner of the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Tyson was executive producer of Mike Wiley’s 2008 play and writer-consultant for Jeb Stuart’s 2010 feature film adaptation by that title.

Center for Human Rights in North America and author of Ghosts of 1898: Wilmington’s Race Riot and the Rise of White Supremacy, which won 2007 Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. He serves on the executive board of the North Carolina NAACP, Repairers of the Breach, and the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Tyson has also been active in the NC-NAACP “Moral Monday” Protest Meetings with the Rev. William Barber at the NC Legislature Building in Raleigh, NC.

Day 2 – Thursday August 1

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Morning Programs

Morning Programs

Homeroom, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM–CONGRESSIONAL B–A place to connect with others before the day begins; newcomers especially welcome. 

Qigong with Michael Kovach, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM–CHANCELLOR

Men’s Meeting, 8:00 AM – 8:50–All Welcome–CONGRESSIONAL A

 

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9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

State Ballroom

Announcements and Keynote Address with Graham Barnes

Achieving Freedom: People, Ideas and Anecdotes that Brought Forth FREE (Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality) and later Southeast 

Graham Barnes founded the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality (FREE) in 1969. FREE was later renamed Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy. 

All Fields | 1 CE Credit | Level: All

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Explain how FREE and the Southeast Institute came into being. 2. State the ideas behind FREE.
3. Discuss what was learned in the process.

Graham Barnes, MA (Abilene Christian U.), STB (Harvard Divinity School), PhD (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology); Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; American Society for Cybernetics Fellow; licensed psychotherapist by the Swedish National Board of Health & Welfare; educator, writer, international consultant and lecturer. Arrived in Sweden, 1983. Naturalized, 1996. Lives in Stockholm.

Graham’s response to Dr. King’s tragic death was to design an organization to help white leaders confront their racial intolerance, to lead their institutions to surmount racism, and to work for racial justice and economic equality. In January 1969, with a grant from the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation, he founded Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality (FREE). FREE became Southeast Institute in 1973. Its mission was to develop post-graduate education programs for psychotherapists, including a counselor education program for historically African-American colleges and universities in the South with a grant from the Lilly Endowment), and to create an accredited graduate degree program in psychotherapy and social change. He was also adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill (1974-1979) and lecturer, School of Public Health (1976). He resigned as president of Southeast in 1978 and continued lecturing and teaching in twelve European countries, in the Americas, and elsewhere.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Chancellor

Predicting Games and Identifying Feelings, Behaviors, and Attitudes Needed for Treatment Contracts: Lankton Game Grid

Stephen Lankton, USA

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Other | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Updated: Game Grid Handout

Description: 

A short 128-item checklist results in a graph of a person’s self-reported strengths and behavior resources. These are displayed on a dominance-submission/friendly-hostile Cartesian coordinate grid that represents how the person will attempt to solve problems. A simple overlay then identifies which transactional games he or she will be able and willing to play. In addition to the game view of the self-report, the presenting problem can be easily understood as a matter of the under-used or over-used interpersonal and experiential resources… guiding global treatment plans.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the positive reframing of Redecision in terms of the Tools of Intention.
  2. Discuss the role of experience retrieval and association in successful therapy.
  3. Differentiate when to use Self-Image Thinking, Magic Markers, HeartJoy, and 3 other Tools of Intention in therapy.

Stephen R. Lankton, MSW, DAHB, is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards. He is an Emeritus Clinical Member of the ITAA. He is a Fellow and Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Diplomate of the American Board of Hypnosis. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and the author of 19 books.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

University B

Tool, Prayer, or Magic? An Introduction to Logosynthesis®

Jonathan B. Weiss & Laurie Weiss, USA

 

Psychotherapy & Counseling | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Raleigh Handouts 0719

Description: 

Before you leave today, you will learn how to use three powerful sentences to dissolve the blocks that keep clients from achieving their goals and free up the energy stuck
in resistance, procrastination, limiting beliefs, and other obstacles that limit growth.

Participants will learn a spiritually-based, simple but powerful verbal process to help clients rapidly resolve stress, trauma, and a variety of conditions that cause emotional and cognitive constriction.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Explain the 5th order structural model of ego states.

2. Describe the therapeutic tool called “Going into the Shadow.”

3. Describe the process tool called “The Mindfulness Matrix.”

Jonathan B. Weiss, PhD, TSTA and Laurie Weiss, PhD, TSTA, have been practicing and teaching TA together for nearly 50 years. Their books make complex information easily accessible to anyone and have helped more than 60,000 people reclaim life energy. They are the only certified Logosynthesis Practitioners and Trainers in the USA.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUNSELING

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional A

Speaking of Ethics: Continuing Discussions and the ITAA Code of Ethical Conduct

Janice Dowson, Canada

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Dowson 2019 Handout Speaking of Ethics

Description: 

People don’t like to talk about ethics, often assuming a rigid list of parental do’s and don’ts! But ethical practices and decision-making spring from ongoing inquiry and reflexive dialogue among community members.

This workshop will highlight contemporary ethics research and issues, and pertinent sections of the revised ITAA Code of Ethical Conduct. Participants can practice using tools
for assessing potential ethical dilemmas. You will have an opportunity to consider contemporary ethical issues and think through ethical dilemmas and decisions in transactional analysis practice and teaching.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe three types of boundary crosses.
  2. Explain two ethics research findings.
  3. Identify three clues to ethical dilemmas.
  4. Name three focal groups that may be affected by ethical decisions.
  5. Role-play using one tool for analyzing an ethical decision.

Janice Dowson, MA, enjoys teaching the simplicity, beauty, and depth of transactional analysis. A TSTA(P) for 22 years and member of ITAA for over 40 years, she practices in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. She values open discussions on the complexities of ethics in transactional analysis teaching and practice, which she brings to her roles as co-chair of IBOC Professional Standards Committee and USATAA Inclusion, Equality, and Social Action committee.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional B

Being in an Intimate Relationship Today: A French Perspective

Bernard Gentelet, France

 

Psychotherapy | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

An intimate relationship could be a galley or a gondola; it depends on the nature of the river.

The nature of this river is linked to certain stages of development in the relationship: Don’t respect the stages and the flow will become a shaking torrent. Respect them and the stream will become a gentle flow.

The nature of the river is also linked to the equilibrium between seduction and affection as well as between parentality and conjugality. Break this equilibrium and the lovely intimate relationship becomes a boring efficient and practical binome with no lasting love.

The presenter asks your indulgence as he is not completely fluent in English.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the French point of view of a lasting and happy intimate relationship.

  2. Compare your frame of reference to this French perspective.

  3. List some common but destructive pitfalls in an intimate relationship.

Bernard Gentelet: For 25 years I have remained involved in psychotherapy in Transactional Analysis. In my practice in France,
I work with adults and couples. I also lead three bimonthly therapy groups. I was involved in the research field with Middlesex University (London) and am currently a member of the scientific committee of IJTARP, an international journal on research in TA.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

State Ballroom ABC

Enhance Learning with Yoga Practice

Marina Rajan-Joseph, India

 

Education | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

TA and Yoga

Enhancing Learning through Yoga Raleigh Aug 2019

Description: 

We will explore the basic theory of yoga, the ancient system of science, which evolved in India, and discover how self- study in yoga can be applied to the pursuit of self-awareness through transactional analysis.

Yoga practice aims at achieving practitioners’ excellent quality of life, bringing about the enhancement of perception, sensitivity, and balance in practitioners. The basic theory is about the five layers of existence of life and eight limbs of practice. Systematic yoga practice aids in balancing the layers of existence to bring about the joyfully successful human being. Consistent practice of yoga shows results within a few weeks to months by way of increased health, balanced emotional responses, and enhanced perceptual learning experiences.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Define and describe what yoga practice means.
2. Demonstrate at least 3 basic practices in Yoga.
3. Describe the connection between theory of TA and Yoga.

Marina Rajan-Joseph, MD, TSTA, is a professor of Public Health since 2002 and a TA practitioner since 2002, and a yoga practitioner since 2005. Passionate about educational TA practice and training, she has trained about 1800 medical students in basic self-awareness practice of TA, and approximately 30 TA practitioners in education and other fields.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

EDUCATION

 

 

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Empowering to Defeat Poverty Vs. The Robin Hood Syndrome

Alberto Jorge Close, Argentina

 

Education, Counseling, Organization, & Other | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Close Presentation Raleigh

Description: 

The worldwide tendency to reduce poverty and eliminate misery by applying the “Robin Hood” method of taking from the rich to give to the poor has proven ineffective, increasing poverty and social discounting of those in need. These paternalistic methods can be despotic or benevolent. Notwithstanding this, they perpetuate symbiosis and defeat their purpose. TA practitioners understand that these methods promote dependency, discounting, passive aggressiveness, and violence. In this workshop we will discuss how empowerment and autonomy of those in need can be achieved to enhance their quality of life and protect their health and physical and psychological well-being.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the shortcomings of paternalistic and symbiotic policies and practices as they are applied to people in financial need.

  2. Diagnose the existence and extent of symbiosis, identifying the quality, frequency and tendency of passive aggressive behaviors.

  3. Design an action plan to resolve symbiotic situations that consider the phases and activities needed to protect dependent individuals in the liberation process.

Alberto Jorge Close: I have been a teaching member of ALAT and UNAT-Brasil for 40 years and a TSTA in the ITAA for 36.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon

 Included with your registration.

 

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

Chancellor

Homonomy: A New TA Frontier

Giles Barrow & Diane Salters, UK & South Africa

 

Other | Level: All

Downloadable Documents:

Homonomy

Homonomy – A New TA Frontier Raleigh 2019

Description:

In these current times, it’s important to move toward a greater inter-connectedness and encourage community responsibility, to go beyond the limitations of autonomy. In this workshop we will explore the implications of developing principles and practice of homonomy as a new and significant objective for the TA community as global citizens.

The workshop will introduce homonomy as a significant concept and philosophical goal of TA. We will provoke discussion and create an experience of homonomy, and explore its definition and models in connection to other TA theory and how it can be applied across the fields of practice.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Explain the concept of homonomy.

2. Describe homonomy as an objective of TA.

3. Create connections between homonomy and individual practice.

Giles Barrow, TSTA (Education) has been involved in education for over 30 years, starting out as a mainstream teacher, then specialising in provision for students excluded from school. He currently works and writes on the themes of relational aspects of teaching, learning, school leadership and culture. He also runs a small farm in rural England.

Diane Salters, MSc., TSTA (P) is an integrative psychotherapist and has been actively involved in Transactional Analysis (TA) since her training days at Metanoia in the early 1980s. She is currently ITAA President and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

State Ballroom

The Transgenerational Script Questionnaire (TSQ) an Aid to Untangle the Family Tree

Gloria Noriega Gayol, Mexico, Invited Speaker

 

Psychotherapy | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Handout TSQ Noriega

Description: 

The TSQ is an effective instrument for untangling the family tree in a quick and clear way. Participants will be able to understand the complex structure of their transgenerational script as a pattern that unconsciously repeats within three to five generations. Through a brief didactic presentation and group processes, the participants will be able to differentiate their healthy and toxic family scripts to reinforce the former and redecide the latter in subsequent therapeutic work. The TSQ can be applied in individual and group sessions, for ben- efit and relief of the individual and their future generations.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the TSQ and demonstrate its use to disentangle the transgenerational script in the family tree.

  2. Demonstrate how to use the TSQ as a technique for psychotherapy.

  3. Employ words and adjectives which will reveal similarities in three or more generations.

Gloria Noriega is a Doctor in Science, Director of the Mexican Institute of Transactional Analysis (IMAT) and is former president of the ITAA. She runs training in Mexico City and is a guest professor in Europe, China, and Latin America. Gloria received the Eric Berne Memorial Award in 2008 for her research on transgenerational scripts.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

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2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional A

Redecision Therapy in Motion; Expanding Possibilities Through Pesso Boyden System of Psychomotor Therapy

Pam White, USA

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits | Levels: All

Description: 

Creating new movies, redeciding, and neuroplasticity. How do we as therapists create an environment that allows a person to actually change their behavior, and create a new life that is satisfying, pleasurable, and in meaningful relationship with others? We will explore how I have integrated the concepts and processes of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Therapy (PBSP) and Redecision Therapy. When clients identify basic needs, they can create new movies-memories, which establish neuropathways to new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. The key is creating a state of neuroplasticity with the client, allowing for creation of new options for living, and leaving behind the old pathways.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain basic concepts and steps in PBSP therapy.

  2. Describe how Redecision Therapy and PBSP therapy complement each other.

  3. Experience, through structured exercises, the power of body-centered attending.

Pam White’s introduction to TA came at the Southeast Institute’s first Annual Conference. After Transactional Analyst CTA certification in 1985 and engaging in PTSTA training, she conducted training programs in TA in Asheville, NC. Now, as a Certified PBSP therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer-in-Training, Pam applies PBSP principles in individual, couples, and group work, and offers training days and weekends.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

Congressional B

Promoting OKness with Practical TA

Abe Wagner, USA

 

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Education, & Organizations | 3 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Practical TA

Description: 

This workshop simplifies the understanding and use of TA. It will explain how our thought processes activate effective and ineffective ego states (red and blue). It integrates NLP to simplify how to stay blue when others are red (crossed trans- actions) and at the same time establish rapport and resolve conflict. This process will focus on effective listening techniques. It will also focus on the power of positive strokes and how to diplomatically confront others when needed (care-frontation). It will identify ways of setting the stage for others to listen instead of feeling hurt and defending themselves.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Demonstrate how to activate Blue ego states when needed by creating internal visualization, self-talk, and kinesthetic changes.
  2. Explain and demonstrate how to cross transactions
    (stay Blue when others are Red) by imitation and specific listening processes.
  3. Explain the power of positive strokes and also how to care- front people from Blue with 8 specific ways of setting the stage so the other person will listen.

Abe Wagner has a MSW degree, is a TSTA and a Master Practitioner in NLP. This year he has been awarded the M and M award from USATAA. He has been a member of USATAA since its inception and on the board. Along with Dr. Ted Novey, Abe established the Eric Berne Fund for the Future in ITAA.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

 

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2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Dismantling Injunctions with Acceptance and Integration Training

Melanie McGhee, USA

 

Psychotherapy, Education, & Counseling | 1.5 CE Credits | Level : All

Downloadable Handouts:

ITAA AAIT Handout

Description:

The needs and resources of emerging generations call
for a faster, more collaborative approach than laborious excavations into the past. People want to feel OK—fast. Informed by Redecision Therapy, Acceptance and Integration TrainingTM engages in the strategic integration of psychological polarities to help clients re-establish ease of being.

Liberated from the compulsive pull of injunctions and other self-limiting cognitive activity, choices tend to be more skillful and less influenced by the pain of psycho-emotional charge. Through demonstration and discussion, participants can discover a promising approach and deceptively simple path for walking yourself and clients out of the influence

of injunctions.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify two AAIT principles you can immediately apply to your therapy practice to give relief to you and your clients.
  2. Describe how to help clients recognize self-limiting cognitive activity.
  3. Explain a process for helping practitioners and clients disengage from injunctions.

Melanie McGhee, LCSW, award-winning author, psychotherapist, and founder of Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT), a promising approach which is the formulation of decades of study with master therapists including Bob and Mary Goulding. Yearly visits with fellow TA therapists on Isla Mujeres continue to nourish her soul and inspire her practice.

 

 

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

University B

A Demonstration of Redecision Transactional Analysis

Janet Lee O’Connor, USA

 

Education, Counseling, Organization, & Other | 3 CE Credits | Levels: All

Downloadable Handouts:

WAYS TO ACCESS THE CHILD EGO STATE 7-17-19

redecision training handout 7-17-19

problem thoughts 7-17-19

autonomous language handout 7-17-19

Description:

This presentation will be a demonstration of the application of Redecision Transactional Analysis. The therapy begins with an Adult contract for change, followed by an Adapted Child experiencing the early decision, and a Free Child making a new decision which is appropriate to the present, called a redecision. Holding the process in an OK and equal space, volunteers will co-create a change contract and the therapy process will be demonstrated live with follow-up questions as to techniques and methods.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify the therapeutic change contract for each demonstration.
  2. Explain what a redecision is and identify what, if any, redecisions were made in each demonstration.
  3. Use two or more techniques which allow clients to access their Free Child ego state.

Janet Lee O’Connor is a psychotherapist in private practice as well
as trainer and consultant in Tucson, Arizona. She is co-owner of the Southwest Institute for Group & Family Therapy, has been teaching Redecision Transactional Analysis for over 30 years, as well as writing articles, presenting workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a Diplomate in Redecision Therapy as well as Transactional Analysis Practitioner Trainer. Janet teaches for Prescott College, Grand Canyon University, and serves on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Counseling Academic Review Committee.

We regret to announce that Janet’s intended Co-Presenter, Del Worley, passed away in July.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUNSELING

 

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3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

Break

 

 

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

State Ballroom D

Achieving Freedom: Ideas and Anecdotes that Brought Forth FREE (Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality), and later, Southeast 

Graham Barnes, USA

All Fields | 1.5 CE Credits | Levels: All

Description:

A workshop to follow up Graham’s opening keynote on Achieving Freedom. Further discussion of People who heard the call of FREE (Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality) and Ideas that brought forth Free and Southeast four years later. Discussion of anecdotes that changed lives and transformed larger systems.

There are overlapping contexts to consider: historical, epistemo- logical and social ethical, aesthetic (imagination/creativity), religious and theological/philosophical, leadership (prophetic and servant), psycho-social and psychotherapeutic, economic, systemic (and cybernetic), centering especially on systemic racism (slavery, reconstruction, segregation, benign neglect, overt/covert, taught/caught; individual and institutional), and perhaps other contexts and life situations. These ideas, and their overlapping contexts, will provide fruitful material for discussions relevant to the overall theme of the conference as well as Graham’s opening keynote.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Differentiate among Freedom, Destiny, and Necessity. Are we destined to be free?

  2. Explain the various relationships between Freedom and Truth (truthfulness). If we take care of Truth, what about Freedom? If we take care of Freedom, what about Truth?

  3. Explain the significance of the unity of people, ideas and anecdotes in the genesis and development of an organization.

Graham Barnes founded the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality in 1969. “FREE” went on to become Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

State Ballroom F

Standing (and Sitting) in Your Truth

Robert Boyd, USA

Education | Level: All

Description:

Experience your inner truth, self-talk and dignity through movement. Based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, we’ll explore relationship with self, others, and the world around us through gentle, yet provocative movement. Take a plunge into learning in this opportunity to experience how we limit and free ourselves through our physicality and what we tell ourselves. You will be guided in a movement exploration that will increase your awareness of how you’re organizing and possibly limiting yourself. Ultimately you will also experience novel movements, expanding your sense of self, and freedom to change yourself.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe how movement with awareness leads to new understanding of our inner dialogue and map of ourselves.

  2. Discover ways to use movement as a way to confront and expand sense of self.

  3. Imagine and plan simple movement experiences to enhance learning potential.

Robert Boyd works with individuals and groups, facilitating dynamic shifts in growth and well-being through the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education and InterPlay®. He combines novelty, awareness, deep listening, and play to structure incremental lessons for lasting transformation. He enjoys creating in the moment with story, music, poetry, and dance.

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

State Ballroom E

Power Plays in Sexual Harassment of Women Via Lenses of Moral Typecasting and Discounting: The Possibilities of Collaborative Research

Inna M. Learn, UK

 

Education, Counseling, & Organizations | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Documents:

InnaLearnHandoutSH 7_20_19

Description:

Your curiosity is welcomed to confront the problem of sexually harassed women. Sexual harassment is the form of discrimi- nation based on sex and gender that costs women their tenure positions, work, health, and income. Why do victims not complain and bystanders not intervene? This workshop will present the possibilities of collaborative research practices while exploring the victim’s and observer’s responses to SH in relation to Power Plays and Discounting.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Locate and illustrate reasons the harassed do not complain and bystanders do not interfere.
  2. Demonstrate how to use TA concepts when confronting sexual harassment.
  3. Generate questions that could be used in collaborative research incorporating TA with an ethical perspective.

Inna M. Learn is a PhD Candidate in General Research Psychology at Walden University and is the Psychological Services Specialist in Corrections. Her current scientific interests include bystander reactions to observing sexual harassment and intuitive moral judgment.

Inna’s background spans the fields of psychotherapy and education in Ukraine, critical stress management in Corrections, and work with mentally ill criminal offenders in the USA.

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COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

University A

War on Suicide

Klaus A. War, Australia 

 

Psychotherapy | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

This is a presentation of a self-developed technique of suicide prevention, based on TA principles, which was first implemented in 1984. In contrast to the unanimous belief that there is not a single cause of suicide, the author of this study argues that there is and therefore, it can be prevented. The described method emphasizes that early childhood conditioning plays a crucial role in clients’ suicidal ideation and the suggested technique provides a highly effective procedure for managing clients’ suicidality. Two-thirds of 600 clients who responded to it positively maintained a zero suicide rate over a nine-year period.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Demonstrate what role early childhood conditioning plays in clients’ suicidality.

  2. Outline a simple scenario as to how this conditioning manifests.

  3. Offer a technique to overpower these early childhood experiences.

Klaus War: I am a registered psychologist in Australia, graduated with an Honors degree in psychology at the University of Southern Queensland in 1997. I worked in a Community Mental Health Service for 11 years and have been working in private practice since May 2018. I have been using TA-based therapeutic techniques. I am a member of the ITAA and attended several TA seminars in Australia.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional A

Empowering Women, Reorienting Men. Transition to a New Paradigm

Marian Weisberg, USA

 

Psychotherapy & Other | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

With the advent of the MeToo movement, women have been confronting sexism in new ways. In this workshop, conventional script roles between men and women will be identified and contrasted to the evolving roles that women now are adapting, many of which confront anew the power that men have maintained with women. New empowerment for women includes open discussion of sex and confrontation of the assumed power of men. This interactive workshop will explore the classical scripts and offer the opportunity to examine discounting, power plays and the drama triangle. Exploring OK-OK dialogue will be examined and its application to couples therapy.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain 3 areas of the power struggle between men and women.

  2. Diagram these transactions.

  3. Demonstrate at least one way for women to assert themselves effectively.

  4. Construct at least one way for men to move from derived power to authentic power.

  5. State how to apply these principles to couples therapy.

Marian Weisberg, LCSW, BCD, TSTA: I am grateful for my many years doing psychotherapy, teaching and learning since first joining the TA community, while Eric Berne was still alive. I am in private practice in New York City, working with individuals, couples and groups. I stay healthy, giving time to reading, sports, the Arts, my friends, and my loving partner.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Chancellor

USATAA Meeting

USA Transactional Analysis Association Meeting

 

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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

State Ballroom

The Talk

Performed by Sonny Kelly LEARN MORE

 

Day 3 – Friday August 2

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Morning Programs

Morning Programs

Yoga with Marina Rajan, 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM–CHANCELLOR

Homeroom, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM–CONGRESSIONAL B–A place to connect with others before the day begins; newcomers especially welcome. 

Men’s Meeting, 8:00 AM – 8:50–All Welcome–CONGRESSIONAL A

 

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

State Ballroom

Announcements and Keynote Address with Valerie Batts

Is Reconciliation Possible? A Framework for Addressing Modern Oppression

Valerie Batts founded Visions, INC

All Fields | 1 CE Credit | Level: All

OBJECTIVES
At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Use a tool for analyzing how oppression manifests at four interlocking levels.
2. Apply TA concepts to distinguishing between “old fashioned” and “modern” isms at the personal and interpersonal levels. 3. Clarify what it means to be a bystander on issues of injustice in 2019.

Valerie Batts, PhD, is Co-founder and Vice President of Training and Development for VISIONS. Dr. Batts leads the consultation and training components of VISIONS and is the originator of VISIONS’ training model and experiential workshops. She has written and presented extensively on the use of a multicultural/inclusion lens on individual and organizational change, both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Batts is the author of “Modern Racism: New Melody for the Same Old Tunes” and “Is Reconciliation Possible,” as well as other articles. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Chancellor

Ways and Means to Promote Equality and OKness in Organizations

Olivier Montadat, France

Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Documents:

Raleigh-OMONTADAT2019 VF

Description: 

I will share with attendees how my organizational consulting is informed by the understanding and use of two models: Berne’s Organizational Theory and Clarence Graves’s “Spiral Dynamics.” Utilization of these two models has changed  the ways to heal divisions within client organizations and within myself.

Understanding that it’s “OK” for organizations not to be “OK” in the usual TA position, the organizational environments may prevent the consultant from ‘imposing’ the TA frame of reference. As consultants we may consciously choose to work or not with non-OK organizations and if we do choose to work with them, to model an OK attitude by creating an OK process of intervention.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the major criteria defining four types of organiza- tions in Spiral Dynamics.
  2. Identify the kinds of organizations they would be ready to work with and those with which they would have difficulties.
  3. Use Berne’s Organizational Theory model with four steps of Spiral Dynamics on a simple first intervention.

Olivier Montadat has “always” been a consultant. Through different mergers he worked for Deloitte France for 10 years, then at a large local public service. He is PTSTA (O) and runs a TA training and supervision Institute in Paris, France, called O Montadat Conseil Formation.

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EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional B

The Use of Play Therapy/Theater to Promote OK-OK Dialogue and to Heal Divisions in Communities

Emily Keller, USA

 

Psychotherapy, Education, & Counseling | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Document:

Keller TA Conf 2019

Description: 

Play is essential to the development of empathy. It helps people heal; explore and understand self/other/world; grow and develop; create, and problem solve. The presenter suggests that communities incorporating various forms of play and the arts provide unique and potentially rewarding avenues for healing relationships and social divisions. The presenter utilizes her experience in a social justice youth theater to explore ways to actualize TA theory at the community level to heal divisions. The presenter will lead a group exploration into the challenges and potential for play/play therapy to promote empathy and promote social justice in communities.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Define play therapy.

2. Describe the role of play in the development of empathy.

3. List three benefits of implementing play/play therapy activities at the community level.

Emily Keller, PhD, is a licensed mental health practitioner and registered play therapist working in the U.S. She offers psychotherapy to “children” of all ages. She incorporates sand tray and expressive arts in her work. Her play therapy training focuses on increasing clients’ sense of wonder. She volunteers her time with a local social justice youth theater.

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EDUCATION, COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Congressional A

A Transactional Analytic View of Age Scripting

Leonard Campos, USA

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

After accounting for natural causes that limit how long we live, to what extent is our life span (longevity) determined by an underlying script for aging? Using a transactional analytic perspective, this presentation will address the mythology of chronology in defining age, the role of social expectations, and other variables associated with Ageism. Structurally, one’s beliefs(P), thoughts(A), and feelings(C) can affect one’s experience of aging. Transactionally, this experience can be influenced by social expectations and games. My principal focus, however, will address how one’s life span may be part of one’s life and cultural script and how longevity, as a part of the individual life script, may be impacted by marginalization and privilege.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Identify any life script influences on one’s longevity.

2. Describe how age scripting can limit one’s healthy life span.

3. Explain how such scripting interferes with age autonomy, i.e., ownership of one’s real age.

Leonard Campos: I was certified as an ITAA Teaching Member in 1971 and have been a member of the ITAA for 50 years. I have life memberships in the American Psychological Association and California Psychological Association. My postgraduate training in the Redecision Therapy branch of TA was under the mentorship of Bob and Mary Goulding. I became a TA consultant after retirement.

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EDUCATION, COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

State Ballroom ABC

What Do You Do After You Redecide?

Stephen Lankton, USA

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Other | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Lankton-ToolsWorkshop

Description: 

This workshop will share six positive techniques that actually make Redecision work—explicitly and experientially. Two weeks before her death, Mary Goulding wrote about the Tools of Intention saying, “[this] book is wonderful… reframing is Redecision. It is such an important aspect in everyday life.

It is rarely taught as a positive. Your book is great! I love what you are writing!!!! And I love the angle from which you are looking at life.”

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the positive reframing of Redecision in terms of the Tools of Intention.

  2. Discuss the role of experience retrieval and association in successful therapy.

  3. Differentiate when to use Self-Image Thinking, Magic Markers, HeartJoy, and 3 other Tools of Intention in therapy.

Stephen R. Lankton, MSW, DAHB, is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards. He is an Emeritus Clinical Member of the ITAA. He is a Fellow and Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Diplomate of the American Board of Hypnosis. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and the author of 19 books.

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EDUCATION, COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY, ORGANIZATIONS

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Am I at Fault if I Don’t Feel OK? ‘A Plea for an Acceptance of Difference and Struggle

Steff Oates, UK

 

Psychotherapy | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: Intermediate

Description: 

This workshop will invite us to question assumptions that equality and OKness may be considered by some as an expectation they don’t feel able to fulfill. The workshop will examine the assumptions we might make as practitioners and teachers and how those assumptions may reinforce the binds from which our clients are needing to free themselves. Attention will be given to neuro-diverse processes, whereby a person’s true spirit may be hidden under the camouflage of shame at their difference, which may be considered to be deficits in the self. A neuro-psychodynamic and a dynamic systems approach will be considered.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Question assumptions about OKness and equality.
2. Explain the concept of neuro-diversity.
3. Apply the questions and learning to clinical examples.

Steff Oates is a TSTA (P) working in the North West of England. Post CTA she embarked on Body Psychotherapy Training and is keen to keep developing her passion for TA alongside other psychological theories. She is Vice President Research and Innovation of the ITAA.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

University BC

Let’s Share Our Stories About Promoting Equality and OKness

Jean Illsley Clarke, USA

 

Education | Level: All

Description: 

Join Jean Illsley Clarke for a question and answer conversation about topics of your choice. We can share ideas about TA theory and practice, age, ageism, development, overindulgence, racism, whatever you want. Let’s have a good time talking.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. List and count the number of topics we touched on.

2. Identify which was most personally meaningful for them.

3. Discuss whether any of them offered new information or encouraged them to think in new ways.

Jean Illsley Clarke, PhD, TSTA, Education, parent educator, member of the Overindulgence Research Study team, author of
How Much Is Too Much? and How Much Is Too Much? Leader’s Guide, teacher of group process, and designer of curricula. Eric Berne Award winner.

EDUCATION

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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

State Ballroom DE

Luncheon

 Included with your registration.

Women’s Caucus Luncheon  – All Welcome – State F

 

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

Congressional B

You’re Not My Mother!: How Transference Disrupts the Couple Relationship

Michael Harsh, USA

Psychotherapy | 3 CE Credits | Level: Intermediate

Description: 

This workshop explores developmental theory and the roles attachment, wounding, and transference play in creating division in the relationship between coupled individuals.
We examine how TA concepts can be incorporated with attachment theory and the techniques of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). The workshop will demonstrate how the transference experiences of the individuals in a relationship sabotage the bonded couple, distorting each party’s authentic self. Participants will learn how to re-engage the pair in productive dialogue that allows each individual to bring into the romantic dyad each party’s authentic self and heal the divisions between them.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Identify the four attachment styles.

2. Describe the importance of attunement.

3. Diagram the relationship between ego states and transference.

Michael Harsh, MA, PTSTA (P), is a psychotherapist in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. He is certified as a Transactional Analysis Advanced Practitioner and a Transactional Analysis Practitioner Instructor through the USATAA. Certified in Redecision Therapy, Michael has trained under Vann Joines and has had instruction with Mary Goulding.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

Chancellor

Life Scripts: The Psychotherapy of Unconscious Relational Patterns

Richard G. Erskine, Canada, Invited Speaker

 

Psychotherapy & Counseling | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Erskine Life Script chapter

Description: 

Through lecture, discussion, and live demonstration this workshop will illustrate that Life Scripts are a result of the cumulative failures in significant, dependent relationships! We will explore the unconscious script patterns that

have been formulated in our clients’ lives over a number of developmental ages. These unconscious patterns influence the reactions and expectations that define for us the kind of world we live in, the people we are, and the quality of interpersonal relationships we will have with others.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain and make therapeutic use of the concept of Life Scripts.
  2. Distinguish the difference in Life Scripts that are formed by Physiological Survival Reactions, Implicit Conclusions, Experiential Decisions, and Self-Stabilizing Introjections.
  3. Use a variety of methods with clients, such as: develop- mental image, affect and rhythmic attunement, supportive regression, intersubjective relating, and expressive psychotherapy.

Richard G. Erskine, PhD, has been a Transactional Analyst for
50 years. He has published numerous articles on the theory and methods of TA. He recently received the Eric Berne Memorial Award for the third time. He conducts workshops and training programs for psychotherapists and counsellors in several countries.

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COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

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2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Congressional A

Transgenerational Script Influence in the Relationship with Money

Michelle Thomé, Brasil

 

Education | Level: All

Description: 

What beliefs did we inherit from our parents and our country’s culture in money matters? What does money represent in our life? How do we make decisions to spend money? We are built by diversity, and to find our relationship with money, we will look at the influence of the diverse cultures and ethnicities of our ancestors. The transgenerational script is a way to self-discovery and self-exploration. These invitations for reflection are part of the program of the self- knowledge workshop on the relationship with money.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Recognize transgenerational script influences in the relationship with money.

  2. Reflect on the repetition of patterns in relation to money.

  3. Remember and analyze the position of grandparents and parents with acts of earning and spending money.

  4. Evaluate the current financial situation.

  5. Draw objective actions to achieve the financial goal.

Michelle Thomé is a Brazilian transactional analyst. She is PTSTA in the Organizational field, Communication director at Unat-Brasil, Latin American Representative at ITAA Board of Trustees. She has worked in adult learning, and a variety of organizations in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She provides TA training and one-to-one work, personal development, systemic coaching and organizational communication consultancy.

EDUCATION

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

State Ballroom ABC

Redecision Therapy Enlarged

John R. McNeel, USA

 

Psychotherapy | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Document: 

EXPANDING REDECISION THERAPY

Description: 

Post World War II saw vast changes in psychotherapy from staid, endless non-directive forms to more dynamic ways of engaging with patients. TA was one of the signal creations to come from this ferment, as well as its offshoot, redecision therapy, created by Bob and Mary Goulding. Their goal was the rapid transformation of mental illness to mental wellness through the resolution of impasses using the power of patients to redecide their lives. This workshop builds on their original creation and shares the expansion of theory and strategy that have sprung from their original genius and dream.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Use the “coping behaviors” to accurately diagnose specific injunctive messages.
  2. Discriminate between “despairing” and “defiant” decisions in order to help a patient know his/her “set point.”
  3. Create a treatment plan to help the patient move his/her set point and integrate “healing beliefs” while discarding “bitter beliefs.”

John McNeel, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who practices
in Palo Alto, CA. He has been involved with the study and expansion of redecision therapy since meeting Bob Goulding in 1969. He has traveled widely teaching the evolving concepts of redecision therapy. He has been a Teaching Member of ITAA since 1974 and is former editor of the
Transcational Analysis Journal.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Education as Encounter

Giles Barrow, UK

 

Education | Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Description: 

Education is often understood as a process of maturation, acquisition of knowledge, and accomplishment or personal transformation. In this workshop, we will consider an alternative idea about how education exists. Using TA models, including relational units, script and vulnerability factors,

we will explore the notion of educational encounter. The workshop will involve experiential work, taught input, and group discussion.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the link between relational units and educational experience.

  2. Describe the connection between script and early educational experience.

  3. Understand the concept of educational encounter.

Giles Barrow, TSTA (Education) has been involved in education for over 30 years, starting out as a mainstream teacher, then specializing in provision for students excluded from school. He currently works and writes on the themes of relational aspects of teaching, learning, school leadership and culture. He also runs a small farm in rural England.

EDUCATION

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

University BC

Berne, Darwin, and the Happiness Formula

Steve B. Karpman, USA

 

Education, Counseling, Organization, & Other | 3 CE Credits | Level: Intermediate

Downloadable Handouts:

Karpman: Final book version Berne bio

Karpman: Final book version Script Drama

Description: 

For this 50th anniversary of the ITAA, we take a journey back to the 1960s origins of TA to re-create Berne’s early 202 seminars. We learn of Berne’s four rules of theory-making that started it all. The audience then breaks into small group “think tanks” to have fun brainstorming original TA theory and diagrams to present later to the awaiting audience.
Will someone come up with a happiness formula? Or a new business game? Or a Pastime diagram?

In a companion exercise we go back to Darwinian evolution to find the three survival instincts underneath the Drama Triangle. The Compassion Triangle exercise demonstrates those six empathic escapes from the Drama Triangle.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. List Berne’s four rules of theory-making.
  2. Describe the Drama Triangle.
  3. Name the three survival instincts underneath the Drama Triangle.
  4. Draw out the Compassion Triangle.
  5. List the six empathic escapes from the Drama Triangle.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

Stephen Karpman, MD, is the inventor of the drama triangle. He trained with Eric Berne in the 1960s, served twice as the ITAA Vice President and on the Board of Trustees for eleven years.

 

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3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

Break

 

 

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

State Ballroom F

A ‘Life Line’: Challenges, Disappointments, and Opportunities. Psychotherapy of Life Scripts

Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe, Spain

Psychotherapy | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

This experiential workshop will make use of the concept of “Life Line” to explore the challenges, disappointments, and opportunities that either inhibit or stimulate our inner tendency to growth and health.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the formulation of Life Scripts and the impact of crises on this formulation.

  2. Describe at least 3 functions of Life Scripts.

  3. Provide at least one example of how to apply the concept of “Life Line” in their professional practice.

Amaia Mauriz Etxabe is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Trainer and Supervisor in Transactional Analysis (TSTA (P)), Certified European Psychotherapist (EuroPsy) and Certified Trainer and Supervisor in Integrative Psychotherapy, she specializes in working with adults, adolescents, families and providing group therapy. She has been an EATA delegate. She teaches and supervises mental health professionals and is a professor at the faculty of Psychology at Deusto University.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

Break

 

 

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional A

The Ultimate Advantage of Games?—(Many Lamps, One Light, Wu Hsin) 

Martin Wells, UK

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Description: 

Games have always been at the heart of TA theory and practice. Eric Berne wrote about the many advantages of Games, some of which will be explored in this workshop. In the midst of conflict, people can become focused on differences. When we look with openness and humility, diversity can be welcomed and celebrated as a pointer to the essence of all. This workshop will be a reminder of this fundamental union by celebrating diversity in the absence of judgment and competition.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify at least 3 ways that Games demonstrate interconnectedness.

  2. Describe at least 3 new ways to approach changing the Game.

  3. Explain the essence of the philosophy and practice of non-duality in exploring obstacles to connectedness and equality.

Martin Wells is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst who has been studying meditation for over 30 years. He works in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom as a consultant psychotherapist, where he integrates non-dual teachings with mindfulness and psychotherapy.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Affirmed, Armed, and OK—The Power of Affirmations

Timothy Hunt, USA

 

Counseling & Education | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Fields: Beginner & Intermediate

Description: 

This didactic workshop will consist of teaching a segment of Transactional Analysis to help beginning counselors learn how to use TA in their sessions. Participants will be invited to (re)discover where their positive inner wisdom resides that influences their ability to positively nurture themselves so that they can in turn nurture/teach their clients. The workshop will discuss the ego states; what nurturing is and why we need it; developmental affirmations to use with clients; and mindfulness exercises for counselors to use with clients. Experiential learning with lots of fun and laughter.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify 3 ways to use ego states in work with clients.

  2. State 3 concepts from TA that can be used in treatment of addiction and co-dependence.

  3. Identify 3 (re)parenting interventions that can be used as a part of a relapse prevention plan for substance use disorders.

Timothy Hunt, MS, LPCS, LCAS, TAP, currently serves as the Director for Personal Counseling at Sandhills Community College located in Pinehurst, NC. Timothy is currently completing his third year as a doctoral student in Counselor Education at North Carolina State University. He is a certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner and has worked in the field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for 18 years.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

EDUCATION, COUNSELING

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Chancellor

ITAA AGM

International Transactional Analysis Association, Annual General Meeting

 

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7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

LGBTQ Get-Together

 

An appeal to all the LGBTQ members of TA community to come together and have a conversation. This is an informal gathering at the conference. This provides us an opportunity to understand the struggles and privileges of the LGBTQ members in different countries. In this understanding, we can extend our hearts and minds to support each other, celebrate the privileges, and connect with each other. We can discuss the movement of LGBTQ literature in TA and ways to take it forward, in order to make it expansive and inclusive.

Day 4 – Saturday August 3

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Morning Programs

Morning Programs

Homeroom, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM–CONGRESSIONAL B–A place to connect with others before the day begins; newcomers especially welcome. 

Special video presentation of Fanita English: “Permissions”, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM–CHANCELLOR

Men’s Meeting, 8:00 AM – 8:50–All Welcome–CONGRESSIONAL A

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9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

State Ballroom

Announcements and Keynote Address with Rokelle Lerner

I’m OK, You’re Really Sick: Blame, Righteousness, and Narcissistic Wounds (Strategies for Healing)

Rokelle Lerner is the author of The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection

All Fields | 1 CE Credit | Level: All

Description: 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Identify the relational dynamics of narcissists.
2. Illustrate the relationship between Narcissism and addiction.
3. Demonstrate tools that release blame and reduce conflict in relationships.
4. Demonstrate techniques that prevent countertransference with narcissistic clients.

Rokelle Lerner is the author of The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection, a well-received and highly regarded book about narcissism. Rokelle is a pioneer in the development of cutting edge treatment for children and adult children of alcoholics, and a renowned author and lecturer in the field of addiction and relationship issues. She has trained counselors, psychologists, teachers, and social workers throughout the world in healing the family from the ravages of addiction. Rokelle is the Senior Clinical Adviser for Crossroads Recovery Center in Antigua. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the National Association for Children of Alcoholics’ Lifetime Achievement Award and Esquire magazine’s “Top 100 Women in the US Who are Changing the Nation.” She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America and 20/20. Her articles and interviews have been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, TIME, People Magazine, and Parents Magazine.

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Chancellor

Integrative Medicine and Transactional Analysis, from Medicine to Ego States

María Renée Gándara, Guatemala

Psychotherapy & Other | 1 CE Credit | Level: All

Description: 

Integrative Medicine is the approach of patients from an integral model, which defines modifiable and non-modifiable factors, both related to the manifestation of diseases. Non-modifiable factors are genetics, age, sex, parenting,
vital events, and character. Modifiable factors are lifestyle, expression, relationships, beliefs, and stress. Applying Transactional Analysis tools, with specific objectives for each factor in different conditions, could give patients the way to distinguish which factors are important in the manifestation of their own illnesses. This approach is based in the psycho-neuro-immune- endocrinological axis and epigenetics.

OBJECTIVES
At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Diagram the Integrative model illustrating the importance of the patient.
2. Specify TA tools that can be applied to the Integrative model.
3. Demonstrate application of TA interventions to the Integrative model through role-play.

María Renée Gándara is a psychiatrist in private practice at the Clinica Humananemte, Guatemala. She is a student at IMAT studying for her CTA. She is the Coordinator of the Master degree in Medical Integrative Psychology at Francisco Marroquin University and Director of Psychodermatology Clinic at the Dermatology and Skin Surgery Institute, Guatemala.
CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC
PSYCHOTHERAPY

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

CANCELLED

Finding Your Purpose

Sari van Poelje, Netherlands

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

CANCELLED

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Congressional A

OKness in Practice

Anisha Sachin Pandya, India

 

Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Description: 

The core philosophy of TA — “People are OK” — is in absolute sync with the philosophical underpinnings of most religions across the world. However, the cultural biases against those who are considered socially inferior (members of a particular gender, class, religion, ethnicity, race, color) and the resulting power dynamics often makes it difficult to live this philosophy in action.

This workshop is inspired by Marshall Rosenberg’s model of non-violent communication. It offers skills to engage in conversations that are based in a consciousness of interdependence and power with others, thereby enabling us to operate from a space of mutual okness.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify 3 ways to shift from a paradigm of blame, demands and power over others—to a paradigm of self-responsibility, connection, trust, mutual support, and interdependence

  2. Apply a model of communication that promotes equality, respect, and compassion in our everyday interactions through role plays.

  3. Explain ways of connecting with others in times of conflict and with those who have different world views.

Anisha Pandya is a practicing psychotherapist from Mumbai, India. She is a PTSTA in psychotherapy. For the last 13 years, she runs her mental health clinic named “Bliss,” where she conducts one-on-one therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy marathons. She is a proud mom of an 8-year-old boy and she loves working out at the gym.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional B

Trainer, Trainee, and the Third—Balancer of the Equality!

Deepak Dhananjaya, India

 

Psychotherapy & Other | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Description: 

The word “training” brings in objectivity in the learner’s psyche. This word is often related to an outcome-based agreement with the trainer. Over the years, the boundary between trainer and trainee has been established and become clearer. Boundaries often are very clear at a professional level.

In experience of being a trainee, I have observed there is an impact of the “third” in this equation that is the active subjective experience between the trainer and the trainee in the learning experience for both of them. We explore this aspect with respect to OKness—Power and Culture.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain their own relationship with their trainer/trainees and give insight into their developmental stages.

  2. Conceptualize the quality of the “third” in the trainer- trainee relationship.

  3. State their own intra-psychic and cultural influences in their scope of training (either as a trainer or trainee).

Deepak Dhananjaya: I am a computer science engineering graduate and have earned a master’s degree in psychotherapy, specializing in Sexuality and Sexual Counseling. I work as a consultant psychotherapist at a multi-speciality hospital. I am also an Agile Coach, helping organizations build self-organized and self-sustaining software development teams.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUNSELING, EDUCATION

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

Cancelled

Energizing Your Joy: Creating a Compassionate Community

Robert L. Hempel, USA  

Psychotherapy & Counseling | Level: All

Cancelled

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

University C

Paper: TA Analyzes the Sound of Two Hands Clapping

Ray McKinnis, USA

 

Counseling & Other | 1.5 CE Credits (NBCC Only) | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts: 

McKinnis

Description: 

TA was developed by observing the transaction—i.e., the new creation each time two bodies “collide.” Like a quantum particle, each of us can be described as a bundle of statistical possibilities. The possibility that is actualized depends on the other body.

Eric Berne observed individuals interacting and discerned patterns in those encounters. He built his powerful theory on what he observed.

By developing this metaphor, this presentation helps clarify strengths of and challenges to TA in contemporary psychotherapy.

Themes of OKness and Equality are natural consequences of this approach along with the possibility each of us has in actualizing “not-OKness.”

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Explain how TA is radically different from most other the- ories of counseling.

2. Use that understanding to be more effective therapists.

3. State why it is so difficult to conduct research using TA.

Ray McKinnis, PhD. In the mid 1970s Vann Joines and others came from SEI to offer a series of workshops on TA to counselors at black colleges in the South. Miles College, where Dr. McKinnis was teaching, was one of those colleges. He has been hooked on TA for counseling ever since.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

COUNSELING

 

 

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

90 Minutes

University A

In the Heart of Group Psychotherapy

Isabelle Crespelle, France

 

Psychotherapy | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

I will present a 75-minute film which is a model of observation of group psychotherapy for the training of psychotherapists. In 1992, Fanita English is the group therapist, Isabelle leads the group of observers. Twenty-five years later, they meet to share their comments on this experience. In 2018, this model of observation is filmed with Isabelle’s regular group therapy. After the presentation, a discussion with the audience will be welcomed.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the observation process as a necessary step in training.

  2. Describe key elements of the observations.

  3. Formulate options for therapeutic interventions; propose what the therapist could have done differently.

Isabelle Crespelle, Psychologist, TSTA in Psychotherapy. I currently run a TA school in Paris with six other colleagues. My private practice includes individual and group therapy. With my husband Alain Crespelle, I introduced TA in Hungary, Lithuania and in Ryazan (Russia). My teaching in Paris VIII University was at first on group dynamics, and then TA. In the past, I was VP of EATA and on the Board of ITAA.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon

 Included with your registration. 

 

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

Chancellor

Sex and Gender at the Margins: Identity Subversion, and Loss

William F. Cornell, USA

Psychotherapy | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

Non-normative expressions of sexuality and gender have all too often been pushed to the margins of social recognition and acceptance. In the more privileged segments of contemporary society, gay, queer, trans, and genderfluid lifestyles have become quite trendy, although such apparent acceptance may mask deeper anxieties and shame. Queer and trans movements are, in their essence, subversive, with the potentials for identity and freedom. How do we embrace the subversive, transgressive, and painful aspects of sexuality and gender in our work as human relations professionals?

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the social and cultural implications of the recognition and acceptance of non-normative sexual and gender identities.

  2. Describe approaches to addressing anxieties and biases regarding queer and trans identities in professional settings.

  3. Demonstrate professional skills in working with sex and gender-related shame.

William F. Cornell, MA, TSTA (P), has maintained an independent practice of psychotherapy, consultation and training for more than 40 years. A former co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal, Bill is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake Papers, Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the expressive language of the living (Routledge), Self-Examination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Countertransference and subjectivity in clinical practice (Routledge), At the Interface of Transactional Analysis, Psychoanalysis, and Body Psychotherapy: Theoretical and clinical perspectives (Routledge), Une Vie Pour Etre Soi (Payot), and a co-author and editor Into TA: A comprehensive textbook (Karnac), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

Congressional A

Redecision Therapy: Working with the Emotional Brain to Resolve Social Injustice Traumas and Achieve Lasting Change

Vann Joines, USA, Invited Speaker

 

Psychotherapy & Counseling | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Downloadable Handouts:

Redecision Therapy

Modern Neuroscience has determined that it is working with the emotional part of the brain that produces lasting change. The emotional brain doesn’t distinguish between the original experience of a traumatic event and the emotional re-experiencing of that event. By working in first person, active, present tense a traumatic event can be worked through to a new resolution that resolves the trauma. This workshop will include a demonstration group to illustrate how this is done in Redecision Therapy by having the client work in first person, active, present tense to stay in the experience and achieve a new satisfying resolution.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

1. Describe the steps in the Redecision Process.

2. Demonstrate how to keep clients in the experience they are working with.

3. Explain how this process produces lasting change.

Vann S. Joines, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist; President and Director, Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy; Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy); 1994 Winner of the Eric Berne Memorial Award; Diplomate and Founding Member, Redecision Therapy Association; Approved Supervisor, AAMFT; Life Fellow, AGPA; Co-Author, TA Today and Personality Adaptations; Author, Joines Personality Adaptations Questionnaire and the JPAQ Administration, Scoring, and Interpretative Kit.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

State Ballroom ABC

 Working in the Terrain of the Damaged Self Core—Berne’s ‘Secret Garden’ Work

Edward Thomas Novak, USA

 

Psychotherapy & Counseling | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description:

We will examine how working with clients at the damaged “core self ” (i.e., preverbal, protocol, sub-symbolic levels of organization), necessitates adjustments to traditional, and even contemporary, TA therapeutic frames. These include adjustments that are often beyond the comfort level of clients and even therapists.

We will explore ways participants can become more confident in making informed and necessary adjustments to treatment plans with specific clients. We will also examine how therapy approaches such as one person, intrapsychic, and relational modalities can all be used effectively in this work, and address potential treatment risks, as well as therapeutic limitations.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the session, participants will be able to

  1. Differentiate when client issues are more within the personality level of development or more within the core self.

  2. Determine key elements that will determine when to offer and when to avoid this work with clients

  3. Discuss and contract with clients whether working within a core level of the self is appropriate, and whether the client wants to work within the core self level.

Edward Thomas Novak, MA, is the book review editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal and a member of the editorial review board. He is a graduate of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis and maintains a private practice in Akron, Ohio.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUNSELING

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2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Congressional B

Paper: Promoting Equality and OKness—Ensuring Healthy Couple Relationships by Psychotherapy Services: A Research Outcome of Psychotherapy Service of PRERONA

Shekh Zadi Rezina Parvin, Bangladesh

 

Psychotherapy | .75 CE Credits (NBCC only) | Levels: All

Downloadable Presentation:

Conference Powerpoint Presentation 

Description:

Ensuring psychotherapy services for couples who are in a Game is essential for equality and okness in their relationship. The study includes thirty couples who received more than six psychotherapy sessions between 2016 and 2017. The goal of the study is to observe the relationship patterns within the couple by defining the Game: the discount and the impasse pattern. Degrees will be discussed. Therapy outcomes have been observed by changing the components of the script matrix and Impasse. According to the study, pre-therapy, 65% of the women played 3rd-degree games. Post therapy, 63% played 1st-degree games, 33% of the women are not in games.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the scenario of couple relationships in the Bangladesh context.
  2. Explain how they play the Game, dynamics of the Game and Game Analysis.
  3. Discuss the outcome of psychotherapy service.

Shekh Zadi Rezina Parvin TA practitioner in Psychotherapy, Trauma therapist. Now practicing at PHWC – Psychological Health and Wellbeing Clinic, Bonani , CNC-BPF – Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation providing psychotherapy to victims of human rights violations at the victim support center. She is the General Secretary of Prerona, a nonprofit organization (Child-Adolescent Development and Psycho-Social Support Services Center). Research, publication, advocacy, and discussion in media are major professional activities. Rezina has more than 25 National and International publications and is a member of ITAA, SAATA, Bacham, BSNDD, Shishu Bikash Network, PSG-Save the Children, USA, and SIGBI, UK.

CE CREDIT: NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY

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2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Sense of OKness Via KEG Cards (Keys to Emotional Growth)

Eleanor Avinor & Joanne Silman, Israel

 

Psychotherapy, Education, & Counseling | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: All

Description:

Participants will be invited to choose a personal issue they want to change (redecide) to increase their OKness. Using the KEG Cards, they choose pictures that represent or symbolize this issue. Each participant may then discuss the pictures chosen and how they are relevant to their lives. Discussion is guided by questions on the cards as well as SUDs (subjective unit of distress) and VOC (validity of concept). At the end of the workshop, participants have had the personal experience of using a new tool that could help clients increase OKness.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe and measure, using both words and pictures, at least 3 ways they increased OKness using SUDs and VOC.

  2. Use 3 ways to help clients explain and measure increasing OKness using SUDs and VOC.

  3. Identify 3 ways to use the KEG Cards in conjunction with Transactional Analysis techniques and interventions.

Eleanor Avinor, Eleanor received her PhD from the University of New Mexico where she completed a dissertation titled “Relationship between Multilingualism, Learning Styles and Cognitive Flexibility.” Since then she has studied Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy at the University of Haifa, School of Psychotherapy at the Rambam School
of Medicine, Haifa, and done post-graduate studies and certification in Redecision Therapy at the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy, Chapel Hill, NC.

Joanne Silman is a coach and consultant for personal growth and business mentoring. She received an ME in Systems Engineering as well as Coaching training from Technion, Haifa, Israel. Today she is Executive Manager of KEG Cards and conducts workshops.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

University B

Different Perspectives on OKness in the TA World Community

Julie Hay, UK

 

Education, Counseling, Organization, & Psychotherapy | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

An opportunity to review the TA concept of OKness, to consider how it may vary in terms of behavior, attitude, and emotion, and to explore how cultural scripting impacts on the meaning of OKness. What does it mean when we talk about autonomy in cultures that are distinctly different to the original context of 1960s/1970s California, and how does this impact our life positions? I will present various ideas and there will be plenty of time for discussion and thinking about what these mean for us, our families, our clients, and our organizations.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the TA concept of OKness in a way that accounts for cultural differences.

  2. Describe a model and corresponding diagram that helps others understand how inequality is linked to an individual’s life position (window on the world).

  3. Explain how cultural scripting influences individual and group perceptions of equality.

Julie Hay is a TSTA (O,P,E), CTA (O,P,C), Licensed NLP Trainer, Chartered Manager, Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Professor & Academic Dean TA Masters Programme, Past President EATA, ITAA, EMCC, Editor IJTARP, Project Manager TA Proficiency Awards, and TA Dictionaries, She is a Great Grandmother, has been teaching TA around the world since the 1980s, and has published many articles and books on TA, NLP, and assessment centres.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, ORGANIZATIONS, COUNSELING, EDUCATION

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2:00 PM – 5:15 PM

3 Hours

University C

Suffering is Optional, Using the Work of Byron Katie (Psychotherapy, Education, Counseling, & Organization) 

Lorna Johnston & Anne Klein, Canada

 

Education, Counseling, Organization, & Other | 3 CE Credits | Level: All

Description: 

We suffer by the stories we tell ourselves. Those stories are about ourselves, or others, or the world, and about what the future will be. We act like seers of our own life and create our own (suffering) reality. An end to suffering is the goal
of Byron Katie, an American speaker and author who for
30 years has taught her method of self-inquiry, “The Work.” The Work is both a Parent decontamination and a Child deconfusion process. As a cognitive and a meditative practice, thinking and feeling are integrated in search of I’m OK– You’re OK.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Explain the practical method of inquiry; specifically, how Parent and Child interfere with a fully functioning Adult.

  2. Demonstrate how self-inquiry can support autonomy.

  3. List the 4 questions to facilitate others’ self-inquiry.

  4. Teach the practice of self-inquiry to others.

Lorna Johnston, BEd, MBA, CTA(O), CTA(P). PTSTA(P), TSTA(O). owns The Change Institute (thechangeinstitute.com), a consultancy, coaching, TA training, and executive leadership development institute in Calgary, Canada. Under contract to TEC Canada (tec-canada.com) she leads a peer group of owners and CEOs of private and public companies to grow their business and their leadership.

Anne Klein, B Comm, MA in Counselling Psychology, holds a TA Practitioner Certificate from USATAA, and is an Associate at The Change Institute. She provides coaching and psychotherapy and participates in creating and delivering leadership training. Anne is currently training in Organizational Transactional Analysis with Anne de Graaf through The Berne Institute, UK. Anne uses Redecision Therapy as the primary modality for creating change.

CE CREDIT: APA, NBCC

PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONS

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

90 Minutes

Congressional B

Paper: Equality and OKness with TA in Classrooms

Fredric Suresh, Canada

 

Counseling & Education | Level: Beginner

Description: 

As a teacher, I see considerable diversity in race, class, sexual orientation and learning abilities or disabilities. In teaching a class, my challenge has always been to create an environment that is inclusive of differences, where the class as a whole and individual students would experience OKness and experience a sense of belonging. I regularly apply TA concepts like Ego state diagnosis, Transactional Analysis proper, and Game analysis in my classroom. I will be presenting case studies of TA application that were successful as well as unsuccessful, and the lessons I have learned as a teacher and TA practitioner.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the classroom setup with the various permissions for OKness.

  2. Describe the TA tools used for class wide and individual intervention for OKness.

  3. Understand students’ script beliefs about self and learning competence and math phobias.

Fredric Suresh: I immigrated to Canada from India 23 years ago.
I am passionate about teaching and I have been a Math and Special Education teacher for the last 15 years. I am in the process of completing a TAP program. I am planning to become a counselor in 10 years when I retire from teaching. I am married with an adult son.

EDUCATION

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3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

Break

 

 

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3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

90 Minutes

University A

Integration and Cooperation of Two Therapies to Treat Trauma

Marcia Guimaraes, USA

 

Psychotherapy | 1.5 CE Credits | Level: Beginner & Intermediate

Downloadable Handouts: 

Guimaraes

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Conference Closing

 

 

 

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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Reception 

 

 

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7:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Dinner & Dance

Included in your registration.

Post-Conference – Sunday, August 4

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

University C

Post-Conference Institute

Giles Barrow

An Introduction to Educational Transactional Analysis

The purpose of this post-conference institute is to provide an introduction to the field of educational transactional analysis. If you are involved in the task of education then there will be plenty of interest. For those working in formal education, schooling, community learning, or adult training, we will be considering theory and practice informed by TA. Teachers, trainers, parents and students are all welcome to explore this distinctive field of TA application. Within the workshop Giles will offer an overview of learning imagoes (Napper & Newton, 2015) and the learning continuum (Barrow, 2007) in developing educational purpose and identity. He will also introduce the Health System, a positive integrated framework of TA models (Newton, 2007).

Biography

Giles Barrow, TSTA (Education) has been involved in education for more than 30 years, starting out as a mainstream teacher, then specializing in provision for students excluded from school. He currently works and writes on the themes of relational aspects of teaching, learning, school leadership and culture. He also runs a small farm in rural England.

Education | Level: All

The purpose of this post-conference institute is to provide an introduction to the field of educational transactional analysis. If you are involved in the task of education then there will be plenty of interest. For those working in formal education, schooling, community learning, or adult training, we will be considering theory and practice informed by TA. Teachers, trainers, parents and students are all welcome to explore this distinctive field of TA application. Within the workshop Giles will offer an overview of learning imagoes (Napper & Newton, 2015) and the learning continuum (Barrow, 2007) in developing educational purpose and identity. He will also introduce the Health System, a positive integrated framework of TA models (Newton, 2007).

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the field of educational transactional analysis, (Barrow & Newton, 2016).

  2. Discuss learning imagoes (Napper & Newton, 2015) and the learning continuum (Barrow, 2007) to inform professional identity as educators.

  3. Explain the Health System, a positive psychological framework of TA models (Newton, 2007).

Giles Barrow, TSTA (E) has been involved in education for over
30 years, starting out as a mainstream teacher, then specializing in provision for students excluded from school. He currently works and writes on the themes of relational aspects of teaching, learning, school leadership, and culture. He also runs a small farm in rural England.

EDUCATION

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

University A

Post-Conference Institute

William F. Cornell

Creating Community in the Face of Economic and Racial Distress: When life does not support an “I’m OK-You’re OK” position

The vast majority of people living on the planet today do not live under conditions that support an “I’m OK-You’re OK” life position.

Eric Berne wrote about life positions on one, and only one time, in 1962, as a preliminary and unfinished effort to classify the underlying motivations for games.  The concept of life positions was later taken up by Thomas Harris, Frank Ernst, and Claude Steiner and was gradually transformed into a slogan of ideals and values within Transactional Analysis.

When does the idealization of “I’m OK/You’re OK” form a kind of tyranny and a turning away from the ugliness and despair in the lives of many?  How do we as counselors, therapists, educators and consultants work with individuals and social groups whose life circumstances foster a “not-OK” position?  How do we communicate respect and acceptance of a “not-OK” position? How do we as professionals bring (or not bring) this alleged TA ideal into our work? We will take time to explore and critically examine the relevance of “I’m OK/You’re OK” in our work.

For the past 15 years I have been living in a marginalized, racially diverse (though predominantly African-American), economically distressed community.  I have been a member of the community group devoted to the safety and revitalization of the neighborhood, to which the building of affordable housing has been a key.  It is the responsibility of this board to identify and represent the priorities of the residents and oversee the paid staff. For the past several years I have served as president of the board.  This workshop will be based on what I have learned through my work with my community. We will focus on the complexities of living in a racially diverse and economically distressed neighborhood, the resistances to change, the forces of overt and covert racism, and the efforts to support agency, in contrast to “OKness”.  Aspects of cultural scripting that foster racism and classism will be examined.  Active participation will be encouraged through small group and full group discussions.          

Biography

William F. Cornell, M.A., TSTA-P, studied behavioral psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and phenomenological psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He followed his graduate studies with training in transactional analysis and body-centered psychotherapy. Since those trainings, Bill has studied with several mentors and consultants within psychoanalytic perspectives.  He introduced and edited The Healer’s Bent: Solitude and dialogue in the clinical encounter, the collected papers of James T. McLaughlin and Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis, the collected papers of Warren Poland.  A co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal, Bill is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake PapersSomatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the expressive language of the living (Routledge), Self-Examination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Countertransference and subjectivity in clinical practice (Routledge), At the Interface of Transactional Analysis, Psychoanalysis, and Body Psychotherapy: Theoretical and clinical perspectives (Routledge)), Une Vie Pour Etre Soi (Payot), and a co-author and editor Into TA: A comprehensive textbook (Karnac), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.  He is a recipient of the Eric Berne Memorial Award and the European Association for Transactional Analysis Gold Medal, in recognition of his writing.

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he vast majority of people living on the planet today do not live under conditions that support an “I’m OK–You’re OK” life position.

Eric Berne wrote about life positions one, and only one time, in 1962, as a preliminary and unfinished effort to classify the underlying motivations for games. The concept of life positions was later taken up by Thomas Harris, Frank Ernst, and Claude Steiner and was gradually transformed into a slogan of ideals and values within Transactional Analysis.

When does the idealization of “I’m OK–You’re OK” form a kind of tyranny and a turning away from the ugliness and despair in the lives of many? How do we as counselors, therapists, educators and consultants work with individuals and social groups whose life circumstances foster a “not-OK” position? How do we communicate respect and acceptance  of a “not-OK” position? How do we as professionals bring (or not bring) this alleged TA ideal into our work? We will take time to explore and critically examine the relevance of “I’m OK–You’re OK” in our work.

For the past 15 years I have been living in a marginalized, racially diverse (though predominantly African-American), economically distressed community. I have been a member of the community group devoted to the safety and revitalization of the neighborhood, to which the building of affordable housing has been a key. It is the responsibility of this board to identify and represent the priorities of the residents and over- see the paid staff. For the past several years, I have served as president of the board. This workshop will be based on what
I have learned through my work with my community. We will focus on the complexities of living in a racially diverse and economically distressed neighborhood, the resistances to change, the forces of overt and covert racism, and the efforts to support agency, in contrast to “OKness.” Aspects of cultural scripting that foster racism and classism will be examined. Active participation will be encouraged through small group and full group discussions.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Discuss and reflect upon the meaning and evolution of the concept of existential life positions. 
  2. Assess the clinical relevance, usefulness and limitations of the applications of the “I’m OK-You’re OK” position as a value in transactional analysis.
  3. Discuss and evaluate ways in which a “not-OK” life position may be appropriate and healthy
  4. Recognize and address the social and economic factors that contribute to the development of “not-OK” life positions.
  5. List community-level interventions to support familial and individual agency and well-being.
  6. State aspects of cultural scripting that foster racism and classism.

William. F. Cornell, MA, TSTA (P), studied behavioral psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and phenomenological psychology
at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He followed his graduate studies with training in transactional analysis and body- centered psychotherapy. Since those trainings, Bill has studied with several mentors and consultants within psychoanalytic perspectives.
He introduced and edited
The Healer’s Bent: Solitude and dialogue in the clinical encounter, the collected papers of James T. McLaughlin and Intimacy and Separateness in Psychoanalysis, the collected papers of Warren Poland. A co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal, Bill is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis: The Meech Lake Papers, Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: In the expressive language of the living (Routledge), Self-Examination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Countertransference and subjectivity in clinical practice (Routledge), At the Interface of Transactional Analysis, Psychoanalysis, and Body Psychotherapy: Theoretical and clinical perspectives (Routledge)), Une Vie Pour Etre Soi (Payot), and a co-author and editor Into TA:
A comprehensive textbook
(Karnac), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Eric Berne Memorial Award and the European Association for Transactional Analysis Gold Medal, in recognition of his writing.

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Post-Conference Institute

Sari van Poelje

Strategic Design for TA Innovation: Finding new ways to heal

Let’s kick start innovation of TA applications using the principles of design thinking!

I became interested in design thinking several years ago. My consultancy work is focused mainly on helping businesses innovate their business practices as quickly as they innovate their products. I have clients all over the world, mainly multinationals, family businesses, and start-ups that want to change their leadership, customer relationships, innovation processes, and cooperation styles to suit the world today.

I was looking for a way to free up creativity and innovative thinking in a world dominated by rationality and linear thinking. In TA terms I work a lot with an excess of Adult, Normative Parent, and Adapted Child energy. But to become innovative, businesses have to tap into Free Child and Rebellious Child thinking, framed by Nurturing Parent perspectives on their customers.

Design thinking comes from a tradition of industrial design in the 1950s, which has been generalized to social issues in the last ten years. Within design thinking, we use an iterative client-focused approach to find solutions for ambiguous issues. Our starting point is that we have to deeply understand our customers to be able to find the real problem and innovative solutions. It is human-centered, playful, visual, focused on learning by doing and wicked problem solving. A bit like TA.

Within this workshop we will use the design thinking process to create new TA products and services for our customers. By the end of the institute the participants will understand design thinking, will have applied the principles to better understand TA clients, and will use client profiling to create new innovative products and services within TA.

The workshop is experiential, framed by plenary theory discussions. The workshop will be given in English.

Biography

Drs Sari van Poelje is an international consultant, executive coach, and trainer. With 33 years experience coaching and consulting with managers and directors in a multinational business setting, she has lent her skills to such diverse companies as IFF, BMW, Claas, Carmeuse, ING, Prezi and GE. She has also fulfilled senior director roles in various international corporations such as KLM, EMI Music, ASML and Shell.

She is the managing director of INTACT, international training, coaching and consultancy. With offices in Budapest and Goteborg, and associated offices in Antwerp, Milan, Lyon and Paris, the company offers executive coaching, management consultancy and training programs for coaches, consultants and leaders. For more information, visit www.sarivanpoelje.com. For more information on her training programs go to:  www.intact1.com

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