In a brainstorm session on TA and the future, the subject of the history of TA Theory emerged. If we know where we come from we can see the implications for theory and practice. Honouring our past gives shape and meaning to the present. Thus we came up with the question: on whose shoulders do we actually stand within TA? And what significance does that have for us now?
The emergence of schools and approaches is a fact within science and psychology. The context changes, values and approaches change with it, something new
arises again and again. The disappearance of a school is also a natural fact. The ebb and flow of new dialogues and developments, of creation and disappearance is in our eyes a manifestation of the viability of Transactional Analysis.
In our investigation, we discovered that there is no complete or comprehensive overview of Schools available within TA. We found several authors who had made an
elaboration of Schools and approaches. Since the beginning of TA there has been a lot of dynamism and evolution worldwide. The emergence of new ideas or views is NOT a counter-movement but a further development of what has been established.
We continued our search with the question......
Editorial, Beatrijs Dijkman & Jacobien Geuze
Classical School, Jacobien Geuze
The Redecision School, Janet Lee O’Connor
Cathexis School, Beatrijs Dijkman
Integrative Transactional Analysis, Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe
Relational TA, Mica Douglas
Co-creative Transactional Analysis, Keith Tudor