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This episode is the first audio version of the Eric Berne Memorial articles from the Transactional Analysis Journal or TAJ.  We plan to publish two a year as part of our sponsorship agreement.

Trudi Newton received the 2023 Eric Berne Memorial Award for her work in establishing a new metaperspective that reframes transactional analysis as positive psychology. The article cited in the nomination, read by Trudi herself, is “The Health System: Metaphor and Meaning” from the July 2007 Transactional Analysis Journal.

Trudi’s paper is an exhortation to all of us to engage in a kind of ongoing, ground-breaking process of theoretical evolution through practice, reflecting the spirit of the early pioneers in TA theory.

You can view the diagrams that Trudi references on the resources page on our website by clicking the link here:


There is also a link to Trudi’s acceptance speech which can be found on YouTube:

YouTube acceptance speech