Working At The Relational Edge of Evidence

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Theory Development and Research Conference

by EATA and IARTA • July 5th-6th 2018 • London

Working at the relational edge of evidence.
How does research support us in expanding the horizons of our practice?

Join us in the exciting conference focusing on the newest developments in TA theory and research and their application to practice.

The conference is organised in collaboration with the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and will take place in London. The European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) are proud to be hosting this conference in the UK. London is and exciting capital city with attractions to suit every taste from museums, historical buildings, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace to theatres, Covent Garden and many fine restaurants. We are fortunate to have a venue for the conference only a short tube ride from the heartbeat of London: The Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Ealing, West London and Metanoia Institute, Ealing, close to the hotel. The conference theme is Theory Development and Research. We hope this theme will appeal to TA practitioners across all four fields and people who may be interested in either research or theory development.

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We have exciting keynotes planned for the conference:

  • Charlotte Sills (TSTA) will open the conference with Steve Chapman with ‘Creative Adventures in Transactional Analysis’.
  • Prof Mick Cooper, a prolific author and an international psychotherapy researcher, will open day two with ‘Developing an integrative model of counselling and psychotherapy: Contributions from (and to) transactional analysis’.

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In Conversation with Prof Susie Orbach – a pre-gala dinner event!

Susie Orbach

It will be our pleasure to welcome Prof Susie Orbach at the EATA TDR conference. She will be ‘In Conversation’ with Carole Shadbolt (TSTA-P) prior to the gala-dinner. We are expecting a stimulating and exciting start of the evening.

Susie Orbach’s latest book In Therapy, is an annotated version of the BBC series listened to by 2 million live. The co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre and The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute in New York, she has a practice in London seeing individual and couples. She has been a member of the UK Governments Expert panel and lectured all over the world. She was a Trustee of the Freud Museum for over 11 years. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue is 40 years old and continuously in print in the UK. She has been a visiting Professor at LSE and was a Guardian columnist for 10 years.

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We are here to help with any questions or if you need any further information. Please feel free to email us.

We look forward to welcoming you to London.

Mica Douglas
EATA/IARTA Research Conference Committee Chair

Biljana van Rijn
EATA Chair of Theory Development and Research Committee