Memories of Past Indian Conferences

What Is Transactional Analysis?

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, education, organizational development, and psychotherapy. Research studies have evaluated the effectiveness of transactional analysis in a wide variety of contexts...Read more


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. SAATA is the nodal body of South Asia for networking and developing professional competencies in Transactional Analysis...Read more

About the ITAA

The International Transactional Analysis Association is a nonprofit, member-driven educational organization founded by Eric Berne, MD. Our purpose is to help advance the theory, methods and principles of transactional analysis. Our members include counselors, educators, organizational development specialists, and psychotherapists, and our work as a largely-volunteer, international association centers primarily on: Training & Certification, Publications, International Conferences, Awards of Recognition, Scholarships & Grants ... Read more


English is the language of the conference. Translation/interpretation facilities not available. Delegates are requested to make their own arrangements if needed.

The Theme:

With political, social and economic impact of globalization, and ever increasing diversity we are caught on different points of the cultural continuum from the 'mixed salad' to the 'melting pot' – part of 'The Dance of Culture'.
Can this metaphor inspire us transactional analysts to explore and, if needed, change our roles in this dance of culture and invite others to join us? India with its diverse cultures invites YOU to "The Dance of Culture".

The City:

Ernakulam*, the commercial capital of Kerala, and the eastern, mainland portion of the city of Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) served by an international airport, fine communication facilities, excellent accommodation, modern amenities and a lot of attractive tourist places gives a breathtaking experience for its visitors and settlers.

Kochi is a fascinating blend of cultures. From time immemorial, it has been the favorite destination of globe-trotters and explorers. Blessed by one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi has been eulogised as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. In and around Kochi are several cities of monumental value, but step into Fort Kochi, and you are in a totally different world. The Chinese fishing nets, the Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch palace, the Portuguese and British Architecture, all are the unique features of Kochi.


The Dance of Culture ITAA-SAATA Conference 2018 August 17-19, Kochi, Kerala, India