The ICDTA Team

ICDTA was founded in 2009 and is led by Professor Julie Hay

Other members of the team are:

In addition to their home countries, these teaching members are providing ongoing DTA training and access to qualifications to students in many other countries.

Julie Hay

TSTA Counselling, Organisational, Psychotherapy & Educational; MPhil Management, MSc TA Psychotherapy, OG Dipl. Mgt Studies; FCIPD, CMgr MCMI, Lic Trnr NLP

Julie specialises in converting therapy models for use in organisational, educational, counselling and personal development settings and is noted for her ability to take complex theories and explain them in ways that are clear, practical and stimulating.

She has over 50 years experience in industry, government and the public sector, and has been teaching TA and DTA around the world for more than 35 years.  She has been an ‘ordinary’ employee, a supervisor, staff representative, safety representative, manager, trainer, internal and external consultant.
Julie has post graduate qualifications in management and for research into leadership qualities, international accreditation as trainer/supervisor in organisational and educational applications of transactional analysis, and international trainer certification in neuro-linguistic programming.

She is a past president of the European and International transactional analysis associations, was a Founding Director and President 2006-2008 of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, was a founder, inaugural Chairperson and now Chairperson again 2009-2012 of the Institute of Developmental TA and is also the Editor of the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research ( – free access upon registration online).  She is the author of numerous articles, audiotape sets and books (see and

Julie combines TA & NLP effectively with each other and with several other approaches including Behaviour Analysis, MBTI, FIRO, KAI, Synectics, mentoring/coaching and assessment/development centres.

Julie also spent time as a volunteer psychotherapist in high security male prisons in the UK, is accredited/registered with both BACP and UKCP, and has also attended an extended training in Somatic Trauma Therapy.