Transactional Analysis (TA) has continued to grow and develop ever since its inception by the Canadian American psychiatrist Dr Eric Berne over a half century ago. It has proven itself to be an extremely useful model for human relations professionals working in a variety of contexts and fields, such as psychotherapy, coaching and counselling, management and organisational development, or parenting and education. TA combines an accessible theory on the development of people and systems with a practical approach, centred on the possibilities of change, growth and development. Into TA is a comprehensive textbook of contemporary TA in theory and practice. The first section of the book focusses on theory, presented so that both beginning and experienced professionals will find much of value. TA theory is then further integrated with other current models of psychology, education, and organisational consultation. The second section provides rich and stimulating examples of TA in practice that bring the theory to life.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Theory -- Ego states -- Strokes -- Transactions -- Games -- Script -- Passivity and discounting -- Contracts -- Groups and organisations -- Ethics -- Supervision -- Practice -- Psychotherapy -- How do we get there from here? Modes of intervention in TA -- Countertransference as a pathway to understanding script -- Depression -- The redecision analysis of transference formula: combining a transactional analysis and a psychoanalytic perspective -- Transactional analysis in a hospital setting with patients with personality disorders -- Counselling and coaching -- Transactional analysis counselling groups -- Long-term counselling in transactional analysis -- Learning as a counsellor for university students -- Counselling, excerpts from a case -- Coming to terms with multiple sclerosis -- Management and organisational development -- Working climate: the influence of the weather on the workplace -- How to build an organisational Parent system -- Developing trust and responsibility -- Transactional analysis for organisation development -- The business of redecision work -- Learning and personal development -- Leadership and school culture -- Learning styles and contracts in adult education -- A multi-perspectival view on being an educator for young children -- Using transactional analysis with community care workers in South Africa -- Advanced dancing classes. Choosing “I +, U +” -- Overview of Important Websites