The Alternative Approach To TA Qualifications

Developmental TA, TA Psychotherapy, TA Coaching

TA Practitioner
TA Advanced Practitioner  
TA Master Practitioner

TA Trainer/Supervisor
TA Master Trainer/Supervisor

  • Continuous assessment and the opportunity to collect staged accreditations
  • Online through international interactive webinars, with option to supplement with workshops by visiting or local TA trainers
  • Based on evidence portfolios and reflective commentaries rather than theoretical essays
  • No need to choose a TA field of application too soon – start general and opt later for developmental TA or TA psychotherapy
  • Option to run alongside preparing for CTA or TSTA; hours done will count for ITAA/EATA
  • Credit possible for hours already done and/or TA certifications already attained

ICTAQ - the International Centre for Transactional Analysis Qualifications was launched by Julie Hay, Lynda Tongue and Sandra Wilson to provide a way to offer more qualifications and to supplement the international TA qualifications of CTA and TSTA (Certified Transactional Analyst, Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst).

We already had the ICDSV for Developmental Super-Vision qualifications, and the ICDTA for awards and qualifications that relates to the developmental fields of TA application (i.e. organisational, educational, counselling/coaching). We have now added ICTAP - for TA Psychotherapy qualifications - and ICTAC - for Coaching.

ICDSV, ICDTA, ICTAP and ICTAC all operate on the basis of ongoing assessment of professional practice (rather than essays), with certificate and diploma as stages on the way to an MSc and/or relevant international TA qualifications. This sidesteps the international procedures whereby you get nothing if you drop out between your introductory TA 101 program and the final examinations a few years later.

We have an international network of TA trainers, supervisors, trainees, students and other interested parties. We operate a range of TA awards and qualifications, that complement and extend those of the international TA associations (ITAA/EATA) and lead to optional postgraduate and MSc award. We invite all P/TSTAs who might like to offer any of these qualifications to contact us to discuss joining the team.

The following statement is included in the interests of openness and transparency.
ICDTA and ICDSV were previously run under the sponsorship of Psychological Intelligence Ltd, Sandra Wilson Consulting Ltd and Triangle Partnership, and associated with Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC, a non-profit educational organisation. ICTAP was run under the sponsorship of Psychological Intelligence Ltd and associated with Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC.  They are now combined to create ICTAQ - the International Centre for Transactional Analysis Qualifications CIC, set up under UK law as a non-profit community interest company.

ICTAQ is now also responsible for the TA Proficiency Awards (run as a voluntary social action scheme)- see
  and the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice (a free open access journal) - see