Well – in August I traveled to San Francisco to the ITAA World Conference to receive my Eric Berne Memorial Award somewhat in awe and feeling anxious about having to make an ‘acceptance speech’. However, those feelings were soon blown away by the many enthusiastic encounters I had with TA practitioners from around the world. They expressed their delight that Functional Fluency was being recognised by the EBMA and welcomed formally and internationally into the field of TA theory and practice.
Then, in line with tradition, after the presentation and speech, there was a group photo shoot of all the EBMA winners present on the day – which included me of course! These photos are a precious reminder of the fact that it all really happened – these, and the stunningly impressive plaque that I brought home with me that spells out the recognition granted to the usefulness of Functional Fluency.