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Sylvie Rossi is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Organizational consultant and TSTA in the Clinical and Organizational field.Trained in Italy and in United States in Clinical Psychology and in Social Science she  specialized in Group work and Community Organization. Her main interest is in promoting health within organizations which she considers as systems, which can produce personal/professional health or disfunctionality.

Her idea is that TA in its origin (Berne) had a clear orientation on a Systemic approach – transactions in communication being one example.
She has worked extensively in training psychologist and psychiatrists of the Italian Army. She has been involved for many years, and is actually involved, in training programs for psychologists, psychiatrists and  human resources directors and staff.

She has been consultant for several years for the European Council of Community Services for the development of non formal education and training in Greece, Spain and Yugoslavia. She worked also in Mexico within a joint project of the University and INI (University of Minnesota – Isitituto Nacional Indigenista Mexicano).

She has founded and directs a Master course in Psychology of Organization with a TA approach, the courses of which are recognized by the Ministry of Health.

Her consultancy activities are in Italy and abroad. She met with Rosemary and Bernd and with a rare serendipity found there were many things shared and in common with their professional vision and approach in TA and Organizations. Among the results the Florence Learning Conversations encounter.

Rosemary Napper is passionate about the value of a systemic TA perspective. She is a CTA and TSTA in the Organisational, Educational and Counselling fields, having first taken a Psychotherapy TA training. Why TA? Why so many fields? – because of wanting to find the systemic perspective.

TA fitted with an original training in sociology with an emphasis on social psychology – and early Berne writings really focussed on the interplay between individuals and systems. The splitting of application in TA meant that this systemic perspective tended to become very much background to the focus on the individual. Yet meaning-making in the wider world of the 21st century emphasises the co-created nature of individuals and the systems they are part of and the intangible culture that emerges from this interplay. In order to work with individuals or the groups or systems themselves it is vital to look at ‘what is’ – the whole. This is helpful for psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, educators, trainers and consultants- and all those they work with

Bernd Schmid
Dr. Phil.
Founder and head of Institut für systemische Beratung, Wiesloch, Germany.

Bernd Schmid (born in 1946) studied economics and earned his doctorate in education and psychology (1972 University of Mannheim ). Special Interests: Systemic teaching-, professional development, organizational culture and the work with dreams and inner images.

  • Honorary member of the Systemische Gesellschaft (German Systemic Association).
  • Teaching Member (Barcelona 1986) of the International TA-Organisation ITAA  and Winner of the ITAA international Eric Berne Memorial Award (San Francisco 2007) and the European scientific award of EATA (Blackpool 1988).
  • Teaching member of other societies in the field of psychotherapy, coaching, supervision, systemic consulting as well as organisational and personal development.
  • Founder and longstanding chairman of the Gesellschaft für Weiterbildung und Supervision (GWS) (Association for adult education and Supervision)
  • Supervising board University of education, Heidelberg.2006-2010
  • Cofounder of the International Network for Systemic Transactional Analysis – INSTA 2011

Publications (English Articles)

Videos in English (the Oxford-seminars 2011)

 Audios in English:

Cape Cod (2013)

Montreal-seminars 2010

San Francisco-speeches and seminar 2007

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