Conferences & Events

2019 Joint Transactional Analysis Conference


31 July–3 August


Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


“Promoting Equality and OKness: Healing the Divisions in Our World”


Cosponsored by the Southeast Institute, USATAA, and the ITAA


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As cochairs of the 2019 joint conference, and on behalf of Southeast Institute, USATAA, and ITAA, we are immensely pleased to invite you to cocreate “Promoting Equality and OKness: Healing the Divisions in Our World,” in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 31 July–3 August. This theme is true to the founding principles of the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy, which began in 1969 as the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality. The healing of interpersonal and societal trauma lies at the heart of both personal and social change. We want you to be here with us as we learn, teach, and celebrate the uniqueness and worth of everyone. Our goals are to apply transactional analysis in our lives and across the four disciplines of transactional analysis to create a world that affirms everyone’s OKness—not in spite of, but because of, our differences. The scientific program and keynotes include notable activists and authors from within and outside of the TA community, echoing our commitment to be inclusive and innovative. The postconference institutes are about making our commitments real in schools, therapy offices, organizations, counseling practices, and communities. We hope you will submit a proposal before 31 January to present what is most alive for you now as a contribution to the evolution that is so needed today. And we look forward to greeting you personally in Raleigh next summer.


Vann Joines and Lucy Freedman, Conference Cochairs



Call for Proposals: Please bring us your current and exciting work! Go to this link and follow the instructions to sign in and create your proposal online: The deadline is 14 February 2019.


Conference Registration is open at One fee includes everything, from the welcome reception to lunches to the gala dinner on Saturday night. Register now to take advantage of early registration rates. Add the TA 101 or an institute for additional savings.



Keynote Speakers


Dr. Valerie Batts, vice president of training and development of VISIONS Inc.


Dr. Graham Barnes, founder of the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality, which later became the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy


Rokelle Lerner, author of The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection: Coping with Narcissists



Postconference Institutes – 4 August 2019


Look for the special pricing when you enroll in a postconference institute at the same time you register for the conference!


Strategic Design for TA Innovation: Finding New Ways to Heal with with Sari van Poelje

Creating Community in the Face of Economic and Racial Distress: When Life Does Not Support an “I’m OK-You’re OK” Position with William F. Cornell


Lies, Deception, Passive-Aggressive Behavior, Unrelenting Hostility: Stimulating Change with Tough Couples Problems with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson


An Introduction to Educational Transactional Analysis with Giles Barrow


Preconference TA 101


Valerie Batts, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines will conduct a TA 101 course focusing on TA core concepts and philosophical principles as they can be applied to social and cultural changes, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.




The conference will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA. The hotel website is at .

To make your room reservations, call 1-888-236-2427 and tell them you are with Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy to receive the reduced room rate for the conference. You may also make reservations online using this link:


The room rates are $149 per night single or double.

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