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What is transactional analysis?
If you have not yet been on a TA course, the TA 101 is the official introductory course for you to start with. There are four fields of application in TA. They are: Counselling, Educational, Organisational and Psychotherapy (formerly Clinical).
Welcome to the new ITA Website
Welcome to the Institute of Transactional Analysis website. We hope you will find the information you are looking for here, but if not, please contact our Administrator, Charlie King who will be happy to help.

What is transactional analysis? If you have not yet been on a TA course, the TA 101 is the official introductory course for you to start with. There are four fields of application in TA. They are: Counselling, Educational, Organisational and Psychotherapy (formerly Clinical).

To find a practitioner near you, please go to Register of Practitioners or for information on courses, please contact one of the Registered Training Establishments.

The ITA conference is a warm and exciting event and is open to both members and non-members alike. The ITA is very excited about hosting a World Conference in 2005 which promises to be a fantastic event.

The TA World Conference 2005 will be held in Edinburgh on 7th to the 10th July and is organised by the Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA), the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), with support from the Institute of Developmental Transactional Analysis (IDTA).

Over the years we've seen a variety of TA clients come and go, each with their own opinion and view of the methods and techniques which have aided their understanding of their own psyche.

For a very long time, we've been interested in better understanding the relationship between therapeutically useful drugs and their interaction with the human psychological condition. Since were interested transactional analysis and more importantly the verbal interaction between two people which can be investigated using anecdotal accounts.

Two interesting and very different drugs which have been shown to affect neural linguistic programming and verbal fluidity between individuals, are Modafinil and Tianeptine.

Indirectly, we've been able to study the interaction of Modafinil (a prescription drug) in healthy individuals via the readily available pro-drug supplement called Adrafinil.

For this study, we wanted to determine how much these drugs are able to subjectively modify the meaning behind spoken words, as Tianeptine would give a more empathetic delivery of words, with Modafinil offering a faster paced word delivery with less emotion attached.

- Only 7% of meaning is in the words spoken.
- 38% of meaning is paralinguistic (the way that the words are said).
- 55% is in facial expression. (source: Albert Mehrabian - more info


From the limited data available, and the preliminary hypothesis, we identified that indeed, Modafinil showed a decrease in facial expression, but with an increase in a subjective meaning behind the words, with more emphasis on the speed and accuracy of words spoken.

With Tianeptine on the other hand, the word rate was slowed, and facial expressions were emphasised, giving a much more meaningful emotion behind spoken words.

Further investigation is needed to determine other similar drugs, and their effects on TA based word delivery. One interesting drug family would be the benzodiazepine class, and more specifically Etizolam and Flubromazolam.
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Congratulations!
Congratulations to the following members who passed exams recently:

Bangalore, India, August 2004:
  • John Heath TSTA (P)
  • Rosemary Napper TSTA (O)
  • Irene Mills CTA (P)

Timisoara, Romania, July 2004:
  • David Tidsall CTA(P)
  • Angela Whitbread CTA (P)
  • Birgitta Heiller TTA (P)