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Spring 2017 online colloquium...
For this Spring colloquium, we are experimenting with an OPEN SPACE supported and facilitated by members of the steering group.
In our last international colloquium we continued to engage with and develop relational aspects of Transactional Analysis.
We took as our starting point the work of Carole Shadbolt on failure and rupture within psychotherapy, which was ﬁrst presented as a paper in Paris and later as an article in the Transactional Analysis Journal, in 2012.
Carole was joined by panelists; Ed Novak (USA), Jo Stuthridge (NZ) and David Tidsall (UK) - and IARTA members all over the world.
Find out more on our Colloquium page.
Events with our friends at...
in conversation with Lynne SegalThursday November 10th, 2016, 2pm - 3.30pm
Jessica Benjamin is one of the best known contemporary psychoanalysts, whose work has had a profound impact on psychoanalysis, feminism and political activism. She is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City, where she is a supervising faculty member at the New York University postdoctoral psychology program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies.
Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck. She is widely recognised as a major feminist scholar, whose many books include Is the Future Female?
Special price for IARTA members £25 (+small Eventbrite booking fee)
Stephen Seligman is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Training and Supervising analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; and Clinical Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. Dr Seligman has authored over 70 publications, including the forthcoming Attachment, Intersubjectivity, Infancy: Toward a Relational-Developmental Psychoanalysis (Routledge). He is also co-editor of the American Psychiatric Press’ Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice. He is also associate editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and a member of the founding executive board of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Description of the afternoon: Drawing from his paper, Stephen will present ideas and reflections for us to consider and explore. He will make use of video clips to inform our discussion. The paper will be made available prior to the event.
Most recent event: July 31st...
Sunday July 31st 2016, at the DoubleTree Hotel, Ealing, London.
The Spring 2016 Colloquium - an online discussion open to IARTA members across the world - took place between May 6th and 15th.
The presenting paper was: 'Are Games, Enactments, and Reenactments Similar? No, Yes, It Depends' by Edward T. Novak, published in the Transactional Analysis Journal 20I5, Vol. 45(2) 117-127.
In the first few days, author Edward T. Novak was joined by panelists Sue Eusden, Heather Fowlie and Charlotte Sills, before the colloquium was opened to all IARTA members. The moderators were Carole Shadbolt and Suzanne Boyd.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a rich and inspiring ten days.
'Implications, Development and Possibilities', Chapter 10 of Co-Creative Transactional Analysis by Graeme Summers and Keith Tudor (Karnac, 2014)
Spring 2015 Online Colloquium...
The Spring 2015 online colloquium took place between Friday 27th February and Sunday 8th March. The chapter discussed is available to download from the Members Area
|We are delighted that Martha Stark again agreed to share her work with us and joined the rich online discussion so wholeheartedly. |
The chapter this time was ‘Relentless Hope’, again from Modes of Therapeutic Action (2000). In it, Martha explores the importance of grieving as we face the fact that what was done in our early years cannot be undone. The issue of therapeutic rupture and its gradual repair, is central to this theme.
Martha was joined for the online discussion by a panel of TA practitioners - and IARTA members from many countries.
Our 5th Annual Conference took place on Saturday October 4th 2014 in London
Above: Conference keynote speaker Darlene Bregman Ehrenberg (r) discusses clinical work with a panel including (l to r) Shoshi Asheri, Robert Downes, Helena Hargaden and Charlotte Sills (Chair).
Carole Shadbolt shares her experience of the IARTA workshop on inter-generational trauma, which took place in London in June 2014. More...
|CO-CREATIVE TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS |
by Keith Tudor and Graeme Summers
‘This long-awaited book by Keith Tudor and Graeme Summers is a major contribution to TA. The authors reprise their original model of co-creative TA and then go on to offer us a co-created dialogue that explores how their thinking and practice has developed – both individually and together – over the last fifteen years. They demonstrate in the book the very best of creativity in relationship. It is a must-read for anyone in the field of psychotherapy, counselling,or coaching.’
— Professor Charlotte Sills, Metanoia Institute and Ashridge Business School
Click here for more information and to buy
June 2014 - Workshop with Helena Hargaden and Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch The 'UnBelonging' - Relational Perspectives On Inter-Generational Trauma - When The Personal Is Professional more...
March/April 2014 - Spring online colloquium discussed David Tidsall's paper'The Presence of Absence in Relationship' more...
November 2013 - Autumn online colloquium ran from November 1-10. The paper under discussion was 'Not Playing it by the Book', a chapter from Phil Lapworth's Tales from the Therapy Room - Shrink-Wrapped (2011 London: Sage, buy here). It was introduced by our new Colloquium Co-Organiser Mica Douglas and moderated this time by Sue Eusden, with technical facilitation by Graeme Summers. Details of the paper and the discussants can be found here.
October 2013 - The 4th IARTA Conference took place in London on October 12th, with Lew Aron (centre) author, editor, professor and relational psychoanalyst from New York, as key-note speaker. The day culminated with a panel discussion, for which Lew was joined by Carole Shadbolt, Ray Little, Andrew Samuels and Paul Kellett van Leer (all pictured with Chair, Charlotte Sills) to discuss themes of the day. See the full report and Brian Fenton's reflections on the day here...
The International Association for Relational Transactional Analysis is a professional and intellectual community of practitioners who are committed to developing relational perspectives in transactional analysis theories and methods, and to exploring similarities and differences with other approaches. It has grown out of a sense of passion and enthusiasm by the founders to promote our clinical and consultative professional identities.
IARTA was founded on 1st September, 2009 and membership quickly grew. Membership costs only £30 per year and is not restricted to the TA community; it is our intention to collaborate with anyone who is interested in the development of relational theory, no matter what their denomination! We wish to use our energy to increase our relational knowledge base, form bridges with other modalities and provide a space whereby theories and methods of relational perspectives such as intersubjective, co-creational, object relational, selfobject transferences and the role of the unconscious can be debated and developed in an atmosphere of stimulation and curiosity within a dialectical frame of reference.
Our aim is to encourage difference and debate as we believe this process enlivens and contributes to depth of understanding. As an organisation, our ethos reflects a passion and a desire for learning, rather than an attempt to find and concretise any particular methodology or set of beliefs. As a part of this we seek to honour our TA roots and at the same time, to play with and develop new ideas and new ways of thinking and working that emerge from our discussions with each other and with those from other similar associations, organisations and professional bodies.
In keeping with our ethos, we have formed our new association in as open a way as possible, acknowledging our differences and collaborating with each other in a way that reflects our interest in emotional connectedness, mutuality - and relationship! Within this we have taken and remain committed to taking an active anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory stance. In these ways we hope to encourage the formation of an organisation in which free and creative thinking and open discussion can thrive.
Membership of IARTA costs £30 per year and is open to everyone interested in Relational T.A. Join here