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 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.
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
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 (
ijtar.org – free access upon registration online). She is the author of numerous articles, audiotape sets and books (see
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.
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.
Lynda is Deputy Programme Manager of the MSc in Developmental TA. She
specialises in the areas of individual and organisational development.
She has been consulting with all levels of management and staff, across
public and private sectors since 1991. She believes that the skills and
talents of many people lie untapped and finds enormous satisfaction in
working with individuals to unlock their true potential.
a BA (Hons) graduate, and she also holds a Diploma in Training
Management. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
Development. She was Chairperson of the Training Standards Committee of
the Institute of Developmental Transactional Analysis for several
years, until becoming president elect of the International Transactional
Analysis Association in 2017.
Lynda is a Teaching and
Supervising Transactional Analyst (Organisational) and runs a TA
training academy in south-west England. As well as running programmes
in the UK, she has enjoyed delivering TA workshops in the Ukraine,
Romania, Poland and Turkey, plus Prague and Nashville, USA.
Sandra Wilson is our Director of Coach Training. She is an organisation
development specialist with 30 years successful consultancy experience
in working with large organisations. Specialising in the systemic
introduction of coaching, coach training, leadership and team
development, she works with individuals and teams to promote change,
increase competence and improve performance in the workplace. She has a
wide and diverse client base in both the public and private sectors and
she works both nationally and internationally.
in systems-psychodynamic group relations, has conducted systematic study
of applied group technique, and understands individual and group
process which adds to her strength as a teacher and facilitator.
is Director of The International Centre for Business Coaching and runs a
TA training institute in Scotland offering training in the
organisational application of TA.
Sandra is currently completing a professional doctorate.
Originally a professional translator Madeleine began her career as a
European Language Training Manager for an IT international company and
discovered the impact of dialogue on the organizational performance.
Since then her activity has been devoted to helping individuals and
groups adjust their communication for optimum comfort and success. She
graduated as an NLP Practitioner in 1993, then became a certified Adult
trainer (FSEAII), a certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) in
Organizations and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
Her activities in Switzerland, England, the Eastern
countries, Greece and in the Middle East, consist in developing seminars
for companies and universities, in training and coaching individuals
and groups to promote and develop proactive professional collaboration.
She developed “The Emerging Change”, an OD tool which she trains in her
own TA school in Nyon Switzerland, at the Swiss Western University in a
MAS Programme (Master of Advanced Studies) called “Human Systems
Engineering” and at the Goethe Management Institute of Frankfurt
University in Post Graduate programs. She is also invited to train and
supervise in other TA Schools in several Eastern countries.
Bogdan Serbanescu has over 30 years experience of working in
organizations, both governmental (as UNESCO expert and Parliamentary
counsellor) to multinationals (as training coordinator for Erste
This practical experience combines with a less
common theoretical one: Doctor's degree in sciences of education,
Master's degree in conflict mediation, TA and NLP Practitioner,
postgraduate qualifications from UNESCO Paris in educational management.
So he combines in his trainings, coaching and consulting elements from
TA, NLP, organizational behaviour, management theory, information
theory, communication theory and coaching (he is also an ICF certified
coach). He specializes in people's skills trainings that fit best his
developmental approach to organizations.
organizations from a Developmental TA point of view, he thinks that
organizations and institutions horizontally differ less by what they
offer but more in the way they offer what they have to offer. He is
convinced that efficient and effective operation of any organization is a
function of individual development growth and transformation, of the
way employees relate – both horizontally and vertically – between them
and with the clients.
For the last 4 years, he has his own
company, "Mentis Profesional", providing training, coaching and
consultancy to individuals. He leads a TA group in Bucharest and also
trains in Ukraine, Poland and Turkey.
Traian is an organizational development specialist, with experience in
training and leadership development initiatives. He is passionate about
learning organizations and facilitating change within teams.
has more than 14 years of experience in organizational settings, both as
an HR professional, HR manager and management consultant. Traian is
currently working for a multinational gaming company, part of the HR
team and as a freelance consultant and executive coach. He passed his
CTA(O) exam in Rome, 2015 and has been a PTSTA(O) since November 2016.
Traian holds a bachelor degree in business management and graduated two
master programs, one in HR Psychology in Romania and a second one in
Organization Studies from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands.
with 3 other colleagues, he is also the co-creator of ‘Conversations in
TA’, a project which aims to video interview those authors who brought
significant contributions to the theory of TA. In 2011 he received the
Scientific Award from the Romanian TA Association for his article ‘The
Impact on Self Perception of Ego States of a Transactional Analysis
Introductory Training Course (TA 101)’ published in the International
Journal of Transactional Analyis Research (IJTAR). Traian is also
actively involved in the Romanian TA Association as a member of its
In the early ‘nineties Ulrika moved from her home-country Sweden to
Italy to specialize in stage and set design. After working for several
years in that field, and after the birth of her first child 17 years
ago, she decided to widen her field and combine art with psychology,
becoming a Psychologist, Art therapist and a TA counsellor.
Ulrika has a private practice in Milan, she works with children and
teachers combining techniques of art and psychology (she is the Deputy
project manager for the TAPA Project).
She prepares students for
the CTA exam, works with patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other
forms of dementia, she offers support and information to their family
members and is also training and supervising healthcare workers.
Ulrika also works with sports psychology, doing individual mental coaching as well as more complex organizational work.
Anne founded a New Zealand based business, Stratos Limited, providing Employees Assistance Programmes (EAP); critical incident
debriefing; conflict resolution; a computer based Health and Resilience
programme; team building sessions and various other training and
consultancy services to organisations in New Zealand and Australia.
is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Organisational)
and runs TA training courses, supervision and coaching to organisations
and individuals in New Zealand as well as supervision and coaching to
individuals internationally. She has been the President of the Aoteroa
New Zealand TA Associations since 2011.
is ‘prevention is better than cure’. To this end she looks for
opportunities that will enable people to find solutions to the
inevitable life issues – both personal and professional, before they
become seemingly too large to bare. With this focus, Anne enjoys
introducing people to the tools and skills that can be gleaned from the
TA theories so they can make their own personal and professional choices
which will enrich their lives as well as those around them.