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Skills in Transactional Analysis Counselling & Psychotherapy

Skills in Transactional Analysis Counselling & Psychotherapy

First Edition

July 2012 | 226 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`An important book that deserves reading by both trainees and experienced therapists of all approaches and models' -

Skills in Transactional Analysis Counselling & Psychotherapy is a practical introduction to a uniquely comprehensive therapeutic approach, which combines theories of the mind, emotions, behaviour and bodily experience.

Following the typical pattern of working with a client, the book describes the key features of Transactional Analysis (TA) and its basic building blocks - ego states, transactions, games and scripts. Each concept or technique is introduced at the stage in the counselling process at which it is required. Backed up by exercises, this enables readers to build their knowledge and skills base in tandem with their understanding of the counselling process itself.

Part One focuses on the development of the therapeutic alliance between therapist and client and gives guidance on how to create structures in which the work can begin. Part Two explains how to build the client's awareness with the aim of strengthening their capacity to think more clearly and solve problems. Part Three looks at deepening the work with the client by helping them to discover the history behind the problems and make contact with their inner child. Part Four explores how to enable the client to move toward personal autonomy through integrating and synthesizing the work undertaken with the counsellor.

This book vividly demonstrates the art of TA practice, considering fully the experience of both the counsellor and the client. For all those training in TA, this will be essential reading.

What Is Transactional Analysis?
Beginning the Relationship
Building the Relationship and Analyzing the Client's Internal World
Developing the Relationship and Completing Analysis of the Client's Internal World
Challenging the Frame of Reference
Freeing the Adult
Discovering Internal Confusion
Sustaining Intimacy
Making the Transition to Autonomy
Ending and Separating

Very good book for Level 4 Diploma course.

Ms Edna Ogundare
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
July 15, 2019

A comprehensive usable text that covers all the bases.

Dr David Large
Geography & Environmental Management, Northumbria University
January 11, 2016

A lovely book that artfully details key skills in TA.

Dr Graham Alexander du Plessis
Department of Psychology, Rand Afrikaans University
January 28, 2015

This is an excellent book that clearly demonstrates the techniques of TA.

Miss Caroline Gilchrist
Access, City of Wolverhampton College
November 8, 2012

An accessible and well-presented text.

Mr John Perry
School of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital
May 6, 2010

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