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Group Therapy in Transactional Analysis
Theory through Practice





ISBN 9781032104812
Published March 25, 2022 by Routledge
256 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Tangolo and Massi offer a complete manual for transactional analysis (TA)-based group therapy. Group Therapy in Transactional Analysis demonstrates the evolution of TA as a relational psychodynamic therapy rich in clinical experiences both within individual and group settings.

The authors outline how to select clients, which setting to provide, how to establish contracts, and which techniques to use during group sessions. The book includes a full assessment of research and theory, clearly demonstrating efficacy and taking into account neuroscientific studies on intersubjectivity and the social brain. This is combined with a practical approach which supports therapists from the very first steps to the analysis of more complex interpersonal dynamics and dream analysis in a group setting. Finally, future research directions are discussed, together with an overview of an experiment on online groups in the time of coronavirus.

This foundational text will be a key reference for therapists in training and professionals new to the principles of transactional analysis. It will also be of interest to students on psychotherapy training and clinical psychology courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Why the Group?  2. Group Theory  3. Change and Empowerment Factors in Group  4. Intersubjectivity and the Group as Emotional Regulator 5. Client Selection and Group Composition  6. Setting  7. Therapeutic Alliance and Contracts  8. Decontamination Work in a Group Setting  9. Deconfusion Work in a Group Setting  10. Basic Techniques: Therapeutic Operations  11. Advanced Techniques  12. Monitoring Group Evolution Through Group Imago Analysis  13. Transference, Countertransference, Games, and Enactments  14. Dreamwork in Group Therapy  15. Efficacy of TA Psychotherapy Groups in the Treatment of Personality Disorders  16. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders in a Group Setting  17. The End of Therapy  18. A Case Study  19. Online Groups at the Time of Coronavirus: An Ongoing Case Study  20. Efficacy and Limits of Group Psychotherapy Appendix

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Biography

Anna Emanuela Tangolo is Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy), certified by the European Association for Transactional Analysis, and Director of the PerFormat Psychotherapy Specializing School in Pisa, Albenga, and Catania, Italy. She works as a psychotherapist in private practice with individuals, couples, and groups.

Anna Massi is Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy) certified by the European Association for Transactional Analysis. She works in private practice with individuals, couples, and groups.

Reviews

With the publication of Group Therapy in Transactional Analysis, Anna Emanuela Tangolo and Anna Massi draw upon their decades of experience working together in therapy, supervision and training groups to present a compelling and comprehensive accounting of contemporary TA group therapy… As a therapist, supervisor and trainer, Group Therapy in Transactional Analysis will not be sitting idly on my book shelves. It will become a well-worn favorite resource for my own work. - William F. Cornell, Training and Supervising Member of the International Transactional Analysis Association

Group Therapy in Transactional Analysis, written in an intense and straightforward style, is an in-depth journey into group psychotherapy, in which the two authors, both transactional analysis teachers and supervisors, combine their voices to present the rich nature of their thought and work. - Patrizia Vinella, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) of ITAA / EATA