TA101: Internationally Recognised Curriculum

TA in Action – Clinical & Organisational Settings


PsychCentral and Pathways Limited in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Integrative Studies (ACIS) will continue to offer Practitioners and Coaches in Asia an opportunity to train in Transactional Analysis.



Founded by Eric Berne in the late 50s, Transactional analysis (TA) is now a widely recognised psychological theory and methodology. It provides us with ways to understand personality development and relationship patterns.


It illuminates the three self-states (i.e., parent, adult and child ego) and assists us in communicating more effectively.

The theory and practice of TA can assist individuals in reaching their full potential and achieving a sense of well-being.

TA integrates humanistic, psychoanalytic and behavioural approaches and can be applied in many professional areas. Although it is commonly recognised as a brief, solution-focused approach it is also effective in long-term treatment with clients.



Transactional Analysis can be applied across a diverse range of cultures and used in any field where there is a need to understand communication patterns in individuals, couples, families or groups.

Transactional analysis offers the opportunity to develop skills in many professional and personal areas of life. It has especially been found to be effective with teams and organisations.


  • Clinical
  • Consulting
  • Educational
  • Family Therapy
  • Organisational Development
  • Individual Therapy
  • Training/Development
  • Management Training & Development
  • Coaching
  • E-Human Resources



Introductory Workshop –  TA 101

TA101 follows an internationally recognised curriculum and is a comprehensive, practical two-day course. You will develop a thorough theoretical understanding of TA and the skills specific to TA.


Personality Development: Parent, adult and child ego states
Communication: Conscious and unconscious communication
Life Scripts: Life story development and are how they are played out
Games: Unconsciously repetition of patterns in our relationships
The Drama Triangle: Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim positions
Psychological Health: Alternative options for responses
Autonomy: The development of the capacity for awareness, intimacy & spontaneity


TA in Action: Transactional Analysis in Applied Settings

Previously known as TA202, ACIS now offers advanced training in TA that will be streamed into two distinct courses to allow for more focus on the individual area of practice.

1. Clinicians/Therapists

2. Coaches, Consultants and those working in the organisational setting


1. Transactional Analysis in Action Workshop: Organisational, Coaching and Consulting Stream

Facilitated by Servaas Van Beakum

2. Advanced TA in Action Workshop (previously TA202): Clinical Stream

Facilitated By Elana Leigh

This two-day professional development workshop is an extension of the TA 101, in particular for professionals who work with organizations or with important role keepers in organisations.


The learning objectives are:

  • To obtain a deeper understanding of transactional analysis concepts which were learned in the TA 101 (e.g., Ego States, Drama Triangle, Life Scripts, Games, Autonomy, Stroking
  • To find a professional application in your work setting
  • To have increased awareness of boundaries between aspects of work
  • To find a language and tools for diagnosis and intervention
  • To learn to maneuver within the organizational systemic complexity
  • To experience your own proclivities in groups and group dynamics
  • To have a first glimpse of experiencing relational work in organizations
  • To have some experience and insight in the unconscious in groups


Who is this workshop for?

Outside of the helping professions of psychotherapy and counselling, many professionals work with organizations. Either with individuals in their work context, or with departments or teams or even with the organization as a whole.

The extended transactional analysis concepts can be applied in any work setting:

  • Teachers
  • Group facilitators
  • Consultants and Coaches
  • CEO’s and Senior Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
This professional development workshop offers a more in-depth study of the 101 content and covers clinical applied thinking, skills and techniques.

You will feel more confident to apply what you have learnt to your work settings.


Areas covered:

  • Diagnosing presenting problems using the structural model of ego states
  • How to think about interpersonal repetitive patterns using TA
  • Working with the unconscious
  • Treatment planning/coaching goals and delivery
  • How TA can be used with diverse groups of people and settings
  • Advanced skills practice



Who is this workshop for?

  • Clinicians
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors 


Structure of TA in Action workshops: Clinical and Organisational Settings
The two days are in part:

  • Teaching and discussion
  • Experiential about your own process of working in a group
  • Supervision about cases brought in by the participants.

The structure expects you to be an active participant.

Who can register?
Participation requires the completion of a TA 101




Certificates of attendance detailing 12 hours of professional development will be given to participants at the completion of the TA101 workshop.

TA101 is an internationally recognised curriculum and enables participants to join the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) as a voting member. TA101 is also a requirement for those wanting to go on to further training in TA.



We are currently gathering interest in the above workshops – dates will be confirmed once there is sufficient interest in registration.



Individuals, Group and Corporate rates available. 



Elana Leigh
Elana Leigh B.Sc. Social Work (University of Cape Town). MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex London).

Certified Transactional Analyst CTA and Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst TSTA (ITAA).

Elana has trained and supervised nationally and internationally across a range of cultures for the past 26 years. Her specialty is long-term training where the task is to take trainees through the rigorous journey of becoming an ethical professional. Having been trained as an integrative psychotherapist, her passion lies in integration and diversity in both theory and application. Elana is actively involved both nationally and internationally on bodies, which maintain and advance training standards in the field of psychotherapy. She currently works as a psychotherapist in private practice, supervisor, and trainer in Sydney. 


Servaas Van Beekum
Servaas van Beekum, Drs. is a social scientist with a background in analytic, humanistic, and systemic modalities. He is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) a psychotherapist (PACFA reg.), a supervisor and executive coach (EASC/AAoS reg.), and a consultant to organizations.

He is the past president of the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) as well as of the ITAA and works globally as a guest trainer, author, speaker, and consultant. Servaas is a co-founder of Group Relations Nederland (1992) and Group Relations Australia (2005), associations that study unconscious group process in organizations.

He is the 2015 recipient of the Eric Berne Memorial Award for his work on re-integrating the concept of the unconscious in transactional analysis. He lives in Sydney, where he has a private practice as a psychotherapist, executive coach, and supervisor and where he is the director of the consulting training arm of the Australian Centre of Integrative Studies (www.acissydney.com.au). He also works as a senior consultant with Aspirall.



For more information, please contact Karen at karen@pathwayslimited.com or Larissa at lksarkis@gmail.com.