IARTA and Professional Conduct
As you know, IARTA is a professional interest group, and while we intend to enhance our member’s education concerning Relational TA and associated fields, we are not a qualifying or registering body. As such IARTA purposely separates itself from direct involvement in the monitoring of our members’ professional conduct.
For this reason, as well as being registered with the European Association of Transactional Analysis, (which is automatic once you become a member of IARTA), all of us need to be registered with a member organisation, which has a published Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and to be working in accordance with these Codes. For example, most trainees from whichever of the four fields will be registered with their training institute which has its own code of ethics and most psychotherapists will be registered with the UKCP, which connects them with the global as well as the TA psychotherapy community.
We feel these organisations and the codes that they ask their members to adhere to are much better placed than we are to be monitoring and ensuring that the standards are met and to help everyone, clients, practitioners, and IARTA feel safe and supported should problems arise.
If you are not sure if you are covered by an appropriate code of ethics, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with the IARTA administrator Nikitta at