Research Committee supports members in applying research methods in their practice, making research material available to UKATA members
To develop a strategy for the promotion of research within UKATA
To promote systematic collection of outcome data in order to audit and reflect on TA practice.
To facilitate a research ethos and research culture among members of UKATA.
To raise awareness of and support the use of evidence-based practice in relation to TA.
To develop research related policies and resources to help support, develop and promote research in TA.
To develop a UKATA Research Awards scheme for members of UKATA, to bridge the gap between practice and research, to foster original research and to recognize lifetime research activities.
To monitor research resources and awards to ensure congruency with the needs of the TA community and of UKATA.
To work closely with related committees (e.g. ethics and professional practice) to embed a research ethos in the organisation.
To lead and respond where appropriate on behalf of UKATA to research related documents regarding psychotherapy, counselling, educational or organisational applications from a TA perspective.
To develop collaborative links with national professional bodies and international TA organisations.
Establishing a basic understanding of the research process including practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice.
Developing research mindedness at all levels of the UKATA community, so that TA application and development are increasingly evidence based.
Supporting TA practitioners, at whatever their stage of professional development, to become research active.
Supporting collaborative research across disciplines to address relevant areas of TA practice.
Valuing quality and robustness in research.
Signposting support for research at an individual, group or organisational level.
Disseminating relevant research.
Advertising / sharing TA theory publicly
Collect/share TA articles/theory in one space (with references)
Speak to trainers and RTEs at their relevant national meetings
Ensuring that ethical considerations are taken seriously in research undertaken by UKATA members.
Offering practical advice and support on how to conduct TA research projects.
Continue to write articles on research for publication in The Transactional Analysts magazine.
Develop and grow online presence and resource centre to promote research.