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

  • To provide a professional identity to Transactional Analysts in the South Asian region and to represent this region in the global Transactional Analysis community
  • To promote cooperation in the South Asian region in the field of Transactional Analysis
  • To promote professional knowledge and research in Transactional Analysis, to develop its theory, and to ensure agreed standards of training and practice
  • To ensure that the Transactional Analysis training and examination process and the professional code of ethics are relevant to the regional social, political, cultural, economic and market conditions
  • To synthesise Eastern Philosophy and Culture into Transactional Analysis theory, training and practice

For the implementation of its purposes, SAATA will, in particular:

  • Work to ensure conformity to agreed standards of training, examination and practice of Transactional Analysis in South Asia
  • Encourage the participation of Transactional Analysis practitioners, associations and institutions
  • Facilitate South Asian Transactional Analysis associations and institutions to coordinate their activities, like conferences and publications by facilitating communication between them
  • Organize regional, national and international conferences in Transactional Analysis
  • Provide information by way of publications and the diffusion of documents and texts
  • Translate works and documents of Transactional Analysis into regional languages
  • Encourage the professional practice of Transactional Analysis
  • Support scientific research into the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis
  • Promote contacts with persons and organisations in fields allied with Transactional Analysis specialization
  • Establish and regulate necessary systems to uphold professional ethics in trainers, trainees and practitioners

Short term Goals

    • All Certified Members in the region (TSTA’s, PTSTA’s and CTA’s) and their trainees will be the members of SAATA
    • Bring together under one umbrella all practicing Transactional Analysis professionals in the region to foster synergy
    • Design a training and examination handbook to suit the regional needs
    • To design and offer courses in Transactional Analysis in between the TA 101 and CTA to suit the local requirements and certify those who fulfill the requirements Long term goals

Long term goals

      • To be a full fledged equal partner in the global Transactional Analysis
      • To get its training and examination process mutually recognised by the
        global Transactional Analysis certifying bodies
      • To get SAATA courses recognised by regional, national and global institutions
        including universities and government regulatory bodies



  1. I would want to understand more about the diploma in TA. I would want to know more about the certification and process to apply.

  2. Hi
    I am Sheela, Psychologist.
    Working as a psychologist in Mental Health Care Hospital at Chennai.
    I would like to know more about Diploma course and about certification process.

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