The main values and principles of Transactional Analysis, in its original psychodynamic matrix, become a concrete experience in this book thanks to the accurate description of the daily practice of a long-experienced therapist: Anna Emanuela Tangolo. Analyzing several cases, the author examines the clinical tools of Berne's group therapy and the analysis of dreams, without however neglecting other important aspects such as preparing the setting or leading an interview. Particular relevance is given to the therapeutic relationship, seen as the interweaving of an experience in order to send stimuli to the patient so as to re-structure his or her intrapsychic world through rigorous and precise inputs, analysable in linguistic sequences. This book is meant not only for those who study psychotherapy, but also for anyone who wants to learn about clinical TA and its functioning.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR PREFACE Michele Novellino INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE Being a counsellor and a psychotherapist CHAPTER TWO Psychotherapy with TA CHAPTER THREE The setting CHAPTER FOUR The clinical interview CHAPTER FIVE Contractual treatment CHAPTER SIX Basic techniques: therapeutic operations CHAPTER SEVEN Transference, alliance, and the therapeutic relationship CHAPTER EIGHT The phases of the therapeutic process CHAPTER NINE Script therapy CHAPTER TEN Group therapy CHAPTER ELEVEN Using dreams in psychotherapy CHAPTER TWELVE Healing and the end of therapy CHAPTER THIRTEEN Transactional Analysis: towards an ecology of social relationships REFERENCES INDEX