Our mission is introducing TA to as many people as possible and educating those who are ready for it. Our curriculum is described in the Opportunities section. Please consider the variety of learning experiences we have developed with our mission in mind. Most of them are available on Zoom, so distance leaves no one out. Remember, learning TA is an adventure, and applying TA is a journey. We are here to help you on the path and celebrate your progress.
Our educational philosophy recognizes that Adults already have a lot of knowledge, beliefs, and experiences. So, in addition to providing content, we guide learning activities that leverage quality relational connections among learners to help everyone determine how to make TA work for them.
Transactional analysis was founded by Eric Berne, M.D., born in 1910. He studied as a psychoanalyst and began publishing on topics that would become identified with transactional in 1947. Beginning in the early 1950s, Berne and his associates conducted a weekly seminar from which several future TA thought leaders emerged.
In 1957, Berne formally introduced TA when presenting a paper to the American Group Psychotherapy Association entitled Transactional Analysis: A New and Effective Method of Group Therapy. In 1964 Berne published Games People Play, which became a landmark and popularized TA.
The International TA Association was founded in 1964. Following Berne’s death in 1970, a decade of mass popularity and innovation unfolded. Since the early 1980’s, TA has continued to grow internationally and benefitted by further innovation and consolidation of theory of practice.
ABOUT WAYNE HART
FOUNDER OF TA-NOW
Wayne Hart has a strong background in education, psychotherapy and counseling, coaching, and organizations and leadership. He knows the non-profit and for-profit worlds. He knows family and social systems.
Learn more about Wayne by visiting his bio and viewing a brief video overview of his experiences with Transactional Analysis and the impact it has had on his career and personal life.
Wayne Hart Interview
Certified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership
Dr. Hart focuses on training, supervising and coaching people in the application of Transactional Analysis theory and methods. A wide range of experience enables him to provide practical tools to educators, coaches, psychotherapists, leaders, and organizations.
He worked with the Center for Creative Leadership from 1999-2018. As Senior faculty, he trained and coached over 4,000 leaders through delivering standardized open enrolment progrems, and desiging and deliverering custom leadership development experiences for a wide variety of organizations including healthcare, data and technology, aerospace, U.S. military, Civil Service, financial services, manufacturing, retail, mining, chemicals, and petroleum. He also served leadership roles internal to CCL, including Coaching and Feedback Manager, San Diego Master Trainer for Blended Learning Solutions, Energy Practice Leader, and San Diego Lead Faculty for the Leadeship Development Program. Prior to joining the Center, he worked 6 years as a junior and senior high school teacher, 15 years as psychotherapist, and 8 years as an executive coach, as well as senior leadership roles in the petroleum industry, environmental technology, and information management.
He has given keynote and informational speeches for ASTD, U.S. Air Force, California Health Care Foundation, Professional and Personal Lawyers Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Psychological Association, Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, the Personal and Professional Coaching Association.
He served on the Boards of the California Marriage Family Therapist Association (including President), the Vista Community Clinic (a federally qualified CHC serving 70K patients annually) and the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
Conquer Your Fears (Accelerated Development, now Taylor Francis). Choosing an Executive Coach (CCL), Using Your Executive Coach (CCL), Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring (CCL), Feedback in Performance Reviews (CCL). A chapter on coaching in CCL’s Handbook of Leadership Development, 2nd Edition. Dozens of articles in professional journals and newsletters.
EDUCATIONAL, LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
B.A. in literature, a Lifetime California Secondary Teaching Credential, an M.A. in Education Administration. M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. California Psychology License (voluntary inactive). Certified in several personality and 360 assessments.
Thanks for spending time here on the TA-Now site. Transactional Analysis has produced great results in my life and the lives of the countless students I have helped along the way.
At this point in my career and life I'm committed to sharing my knowledge of TA with everyone that is interested. If you have any questions about TA or our TA Opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Again, many thanks for visiting. I hope that we will get the chance to connect on some level.