Transactional Analysis is growing in popularity as an approach, and this book provides and in-depth, comprehensive model of theory and practice, covering: the approach, the dynamics of the relationship, therapeutic transactions and wider implications.
Transactional Analysis: A Relational Perspective presents a relational model of psychotherapy which reflects the theoretical and methodological changes that have been evolving over recent years. In this book, Helena Hargaden and Charlotte Sills tell the story of their model through case history, theory and diagram illustrating how the unconscious process comes to life in the consulting room. Their relational theory and applied methodology of transactional analysis makes it possible to chart realms of uncertainty and the unknown, (deconfusion of the Child ego state), with theoretical assistance.
It looks at the whole therapeutic relationship, from the establishment of the working alliance, to the termination of therapy and beyond. It will be of great interest to post graduates and professionals in the field of psychotherapy. -- from the publisher
This book is written in a fascinating fashion, intertwining a detailed presentation of an intensive psychotherapy with an unusually frank account of the therapist's reconsideration of her theoretical model and development of new modes of thinking about and doing treatment |o Bill Cornell, Author and trainer in transactional analysis and body-centered psychotherapy This is a must read book for any serious psychotherapist interested in providing a comprehensive and in-depth psychotherapy, and of particular interest to clinical transactional analysis --Richard Erskine, PhD, Training Director, Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy, New York City
Therapists, supervisors, trainers and clients themselves will find this book a rich resource and source of much useful and relevant material -- Diane Schmukler, UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer; Visiting Professor at the University of Derby
Introduction. Stage I: The Approach. The Story of 'B'. The Development of the Self. Forming the Working Alliance. Stage II: The Dynamics of the Relationship. Transference. Countertransference. Erotic Transference. Cultural Implications in the Transferential Relationship. Stage III: Therapeutic Transactions. Empathic Transactions. Therapy with the Parent Ego State. Group Psychotherapy. Stage IV: Wider Implications. Different Dimensions of Transactional Analysis. How to Say Goodbye?
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