TA Exam Preparation Workshops

These workshops with be ONLINE
Over a 6 month period

Qualified trainers

Jan Grant, TSTA (Counselling and Education)

Anne Tucker, TSTA (Organisational)

Keith Tudor, TSTA (Psychotherapy)


What these workshops will provide:

The onlline workshop will cater for people training in any of the four fields of application of transactional analysis (TA), i.e. counselling, education, organisations, and psychotherapy. 

It will provide supervision for all levels of exam preparation. This includes:

Preparing for the CTA oral exam

Preparing for the TEW

Preparing for TSTA exams

Keith will work with those who would like assistance with the CTA written exam separate from the workshops.

Details of the Programme

The form you fill in as you register will ask questions about what your specific goals are and this will assist in the preliminary preparation for the course.  Thereafter the precise programme of the workshop will be co-created by the facilitators and the participants in order to cater for individual supervision needs, but will include some time as a whole group and regular work in small groups tailored to specific needs. 

Participants are also encouraged to make time between the sessions for self-reflection and to integrate their learning. 

The workshops will provide participants with 24 hours of training and supervision.


ONLINE - across seven time zones - from India to Aotearoa New Zealand (and further afield if desired) 





Jan Grant  

B.Ed., M.ED (Adult Ed.), CTA, TSTA (E& C) ITAA, ATAA. Jan has a long history in tertiary education and has been in private practice in Sydney for over 30 years, where she sees individuals, couples and supervisees.  Jan has been involved in TA for 37 years and has supervised 16 successful CTA candidates (E & C), 3 TEW and 1 TSTA.

Anne Tucker

Anne is a CTA and TSTA (O) and has been involved in TA for 24 years.  She developed and Australisian business providing Employee Assistance Programmes and other resources to support employers and employees.  she is currently providing TA training supervision and coaching to New Zealanders and international clients.  She is the current Australasian representative on the ITAA Board of Trustees.

Keith Tudor

Keith is a CTA (P) and a  TSTA (P), and a professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology.  He has been involved in TA for 35 years as a clinician, supervisor, trainer, and writer and this year was, with Graeme Summers, the co-recipient of the Eric Berne Memorial Award.  He is the author of over 80 publications on TA, including four books, and enjoys encouraging people to write.  He has supervised people to successful completion of the CTA written exams (13), the CTA oral exams (9), the TEW (8) and the TSTA oral exams (3 candidates, 7 exams).

Feedback from the previous Exam workshop held in  NZ 2019

Did you achieve your contract?

64% Yes (2 with bonus points)

7% Almost

7% Not quite

7% No

How effective was the workshop for you?

86% Very Effective

14% Effective

What were the most effective aspects of the worksop for you personally and/or professionally?

  • An opportunity to complete a teach and supervision and get feedback.  An Opportunity to present myself and experience self differently.
  • Sense of connection to the TA community, like-minded people working on similar endeavours, with similar philosophies and creating new connections
  • Receiving feedback
  • Gaining confidence that I'm on the right track
  • Relational style of leadership
  • Small groups - being aware of colleagues with similar struggles
  • Reconnecting with TA community, making new connections
  • Breaking down and making the CTA appear achievable
  • I feel empowered to show myself, which feels so empowering
  • The role modelling of you three
  • Am able to talk about what I need and what I envisage about completing CTA exam through the involvement of all those in this wananga/training
  • The active learning - theory and action
  • Experiential examples
  • Shared experiences
  • Answers to questions
  • Amazing Adult - Adult support
  • Personally I could find precious friends to share a similar path with
  • Professionally I could make a plan toward TEW clearly
  • There were many opportunities to share with each other, which made me realise and feel we are ONE both professionally and personally
  • Personally, I have started asking for what I need without feeling selfish
  • Professionally, CTA writing has taken off and I feel it is at a higher, more professional level
  • I asked for Tautoko from the group and I received it
  • Personal - connection and support
  • Professionally - exam prep and momentum, teaching and learning
  • Connection with different TA community and PTSTAs
  • Validation and support of what is right for me
  • Refreshing and learning theory and applying to practice

Days and Time Zones

TimeDay 1 Saturday 10 October


Day 1 Saturday 7 November (Jan & Keith)

Day 2 Saturday 5 December  (Jan & Anne)


Day 3 Saturday 30 January (Keith & Anne)

Day 4 Saturday 27 February (Jan & Keith) 

Day 5 Saturday 27 March (Keith & Anne)

Day 6 Saturday 24 April (Jan & Anne)

India   Bangladesh & Krygyzstan  China, Singapore Australia (Perth)   Korea & Japan Australia (Adelaide)  Australia (Sydney)  New Zealand
 - 6.5 hrs - 6 hrs - 4 hrs  - 3 hrs  - 2.5 hrs - 2 hrs   0
 0900 to 1300 hrs      0830 to 1230 hrs 1030 to 1430 hrs 1130 to 1530 hrs 1200 to 1600 hrs 1230 to 1630 hrs 1430 to 1830 hrs

Alternatively CONVERT your own time (click on the underlined 'convert' to get the link)