SAATA is an international, non profit, professional organisation founded by a group of Transactional Analysts engaged in applying their knowledge and skills for promoting global standards in Transactional Analysis practice, training and certification.
History and Origin of SAATA
Fr. George Kandathil returned to India in the late 1960’s as the first Teaching Member of transactional analysis certified by the ITAA. His encounter with transactional analysis was not planned; it was God sent, I must say. The other Teaching Members certified after Fr. George were Carlos Welch and Saroj Welch
Transactional analysis is a social psychology developed by Eric Berne, MD (d.1970). Berne’s theory consists of certain key concepts that practitioners use to help clients, students, and systems analyze and change patterns of interaction that interfere with achieving life aspirations. Over the past 40 years, Berne’s theory has evolved to include applications in counseling