Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 8, 2009 - Psychology - 392 pages
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Transactional Analysis (TA) is a versatile and comprehensive system of psychotherapy. Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques synthesises developments in the field, making complex material accessible and offering practical guidance on how to apply the theory and refine TA psychotherapy skills in practice.

Divided into seven manageable sections, the 100 key points cover:

  • the philosophy, theory, methods and critique of the main approaches to TA
  • TA perspectives on the therapeutic relationship
  • diagnosis, contracting and treatment planning using TA
  • a trouble shooting guide to avoiding common pitfalls
  • refining therapeutic skills

As such this book is essential reading for trainee TA therapists, those preparing for examinations as well as experienced practitioners who will find much practical guidance on the skilful and mindful application of this cohesive system of psychotherapy.

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About the author (2009)

Mark Widdowson is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. He is Director of Training at CPTI Edinburgh, Associate Director at The Berne Institute, Kegworth and Senior Lecturer at The Athens Synthesis Centre, Greece. He lives in Glasgow where he has a private practice, offering supervision and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.

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