1st Edition

Intensive Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
An Integrated Model

ISBN 9781138303683
Published June 7, 2018 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

Intensive Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy: An Integrated Model (ITAP) introduces a new approach of psychotherapy. Based on psychodynamic foundations, the ITAP integrates the most recent trends in short-term dynamic psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis. This book develops an innovative, clear and complete clinical model of ITAP, and introduces the reader, step-by-step, to the theoretical basis underlying the technique of this intervention.

The authors introduce the therapeutic procedure by bringing together the theory with brief clinical examples, thereby demonstrating the attitude of the intense therapist as well as which theoretical pathways to take to progress with the patient. In addition to the modulation of the technique based on the level of the patient’s suffering, there is also a systematic examination of which cases should be treated with ITAP, and in what way.

Intensive Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy is a therapy which can be easily used by all therapists, and this book will be of great interest to Transactional Analysis therapists and other therapists interested in Transactional Analysis and short-term dynamic psychotherapy.

Table of Contents


PREFACE (Mark Widdowson)


Chapter 1 Brief and ‘Intense’ History of Brief Psychotherapy Models p. … -Scottà

Chapter 2 ITAP: A Psychotherapy Technique Open To Integration p.... Sambin

Chapter 3 ITAP: The Theoretical Model p… Sambin

Chapter 4 Intervention Technique p. … Sambin

Chapter 5 Modulation of the Intervention p. … Sambin

Chapter 6 The Evaluation of Anxiety Using ITAP p… Scottà

Chapter 7 The Alliance p. … Sambin

Chapter 8 Pressure p … Sambin

Chapter 9 Transference and Countertransference in the therapeutic relationship p. … Sambin (Facchin, Scottà).

Chapter 10 Our Idea of Relational Holding p… Scottà

Chapter 11 The triangles of the sky p… Scottà

Chapter 12 ITAP and Transactional Analysis...Scottà

Chapter 13 Neurobiological Evidence For ITAP Model... Messina

Chapter 14 ITAP in the Treatment of Common Mental Disorders... Benelli




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Marco Sambin is a Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua, a CTA-P and Director of CPD – Centre of Dynamic Psychology, School of Specialisation in Psychotherapy. Past Vice-President Research and Innovation ITAA. 

Francesco Scottà is a psychologist, a psychotherapist and a CTA Trainee. He is a teacher and a collaborator at CPD – Centre of Dynamic Psychology, School of Specialisation in Psychotherapy. He works privately as a psychotherapist.