The ITAA and EATA handbooks are the same with minor exceptions; check for any changes or updates with your exam coordinator or any member of PSC/IBOC if you need clarification.
Changes are notified to trainers through the PSC Newsletters. Remember that there may be further national requirements for accreditation as a counselor or psychotherapist – please check with your national association.
The most recent PSC Newsletter - NOV 23 - highlighting selection of CTA exam recordings (section 18.104.22.168), supporting documents for the TSTA exam (section 11.7.1) and the TA 101 teach (section 11.7.3.B2) can be found HERE.
Click below for previous issues of PSC Newsletters.
TA-101, ongoing TA training and supervision delivered online counts as regular TA training, as long as it is provided by 101 instructors and (P)TSTA's of ITAA. This is to clarify IBOC's position during this time of the pandemic. IBOC is also in the process of a more substantial review of online training and examination as a long-term option.
|section 0.pdf||Index||Definition of the abbreviations and Index of the sections|
|section 1.pdf||Introduction||An introduction to TA, an introduction to the Professional Standards Division of ITAA, acknowledgments, updating policy, abbreviations,
explanation of terms and abbreviations, the four fields, contact details.
|section 2.pdf||Status of Training||The status of training, mutual recognitions, the training process, trainers' responsibilities, national and regional requirements for psychotherapy and/or counseling.
|section 3.pdf||Ethics||ITAA statement of ethics, ethics principles, summary of procedures for ethics charges against ITAA members.
The official TA 101 course: purpose, requirements and certification, the TA 101 course outline, the TA 101 written examination, endorsement of CTAs as TA 101 instructors, winners of the Eric Berne Memorial Award.
|section 5.pdf||The Four Fields||Introduction to the four fields of specialization - brief descriptions, the core competencies.
|section 6.pdf||Training Contracts||
Introduction, filing of ITAA contracts and payment of fees, selecting a field of specialization, extending a contract, cancelling a contract, changing a supervisor, changing field of specialization, exceptions for supervisors of CTA and TSTA training contracts, expansions for supervisors of CTA and TSTA training contracts.
|section 7.pdf||Overview of CTA Examination||
Introduction, eligibility for the CTA exam, the examination timetable.
|section 8.pdf||CTA Written Examination||
Introduction and overview, the counseling written examination, the educational and organizational written examinations, the psychotherapy written examination, marking the written examination, appeals procedures for the written examination.
|section 9.pdf||CTA Oral Examination||
Introduction, procedure, instructions for candidates, instructions for examiners, the function of the chairperson, the function of the process facilitator, the function of the observer, guidelines for oral examination with translation, exceptional circumstances, appeal procedures.
Revised November 2023
|section 9 addendum.pdf||CTA oral exam addendum||
Addendum to Section 9 Procedures for on-line CTA exams
|section 10.pdf||The Training Endorsement Workshop (TEW)||
Nature and purposes of the Training Endorsement Workshop, participants, registration for the TEW, TSTA, supervision and letters of recommendation, materials for the TEW, organization of a TEW, staffing of a TEW, the TEW program, feedback, requirements and recommendation from TEW staff, the TSTA contract, content outline for the TEW, the Training Proposal Outline (TPO).
|section 11.pdf||TSTA Examination||
Introduction, eligibility for examination as a TTA, STA or TSTA, supervision, PTSTA records of training and supervising hours, applying for the examination, withdrawal from the examination, the examination, the scoring procedure, guidelines for examiners in the TSTA examination, guidelines for supervisees in the supervision section of the TSTA exam, partial completion of the exam.
Revised November 2023
|section 11 addendum.pdf||TSTA Examination addendum||
Addendum to Section 11 Procedures for on-line TSTA exams
|section 12.pdf||Forms & Official Documents||All forms and documents as listed in above sections. (See page with individual forms.)|