About The Conference

July 31-August 3, 2019

Raleigh, NC

Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy (SEI) is celebrating 50 years of excellence in training in psychotherapy and social change. SEI started in 1969 as the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality. Join SEI, ITAA, and USATAA July 31 – August 3, 2019, as we celebrate this anniversary and explore how we can continue to create a healthy society for all.

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Conference Theme

Promoting Equality and OK-ness: Healing the Divisions in Our World is a Transactional Analysis Conference, co-sponsored by the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy, International Transactional Analysis Association, and the USA Transactional Analysis Association.

This conference celebrates 50 years of working for racial, economic, and social justice at Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy. Our present cultural moment calls for narratives of inclusion and equity, for fostering human dignity and worth, and for cooperation among diverse communities and individuals as antidotes for narratives of competition and exclusion. Historically, TA’s founder Eric Berne believed that all people have worth, value, and dignity, and the capacity to think for themselves. These tenets remain uniquely suited to respond to this moment–with individuals, groups, and communities. We will offer workshops from a diverse group of presenters within and across the four fields of TA application: Psychotherapy, Counseling, Education, and Organizations, as well as other relevant approaches.


Become a Sponsor

Get recognition in our program book–and more! Learn about sponsorship opportunities at the Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels, or purchase a business card ad. 

Keynote Speakers

Rokelle Lerner

Dr. Valerie Batts

Graham Barnes

Opening Reception Speaker

Pre-Conference Institute

Dr. Ellyn Bader & Dr. Peter Pearson

Post-Conference Institutes

Giles Barrow

William F. Cornell

Drs. Sari van Poelje

Invited Presenters


Richard Erskine

Vann Joines

Stephen B. Karpman

Gloria Noriega

Social Justice-Focused TA 101

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

July 30-31, 2019

Conference Schedule

Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Click the logos above to visit their websites and learn more about them. 

Continuing Education

Some workshops will be approved for continuing education by the APA and/or NBCC. Specific CE information will be included for each workshop when the program becomes available.


Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6756. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.


Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.




Raleigh Marriott City Center

Raleigh, North Carolina

The conference is located at 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601. 

If call [(919) 833-1120] to reserve your room, let them know you are with “Southeast Institute 50th Anniversary Conference” to receive the conference rate of $149. To reserve online, click on the button below. 

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