Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy: A Systematic Individual and Social Psychiatry

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Ravenio Books, Jan 28, 2016 - Psychology - 272 pages
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 THIS book outlines a unified system of individual and social psychiatry as it has been taught during the past five years at the Group Therapy Seminar of Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco, at the Monterey Peninsula Clinical Conference in Psychiatry, at the San Francisco Social Psychiatry Seminars, and more recently at Atascadero State Hospital, and the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute. This approach is now being used by therapists and group workers in various institutional settings, as well as in private practice, to deal with almost every type of mental, emotional, and characterological disturbance. The growing interest in and wider dissemination of its principles have indicated a need for this book, since it has become increasingly difficult to fulfill all the requests for lectures, reprints, and correspondence. 

The writer has had the privilege of visiting mental hospitals in about thirty different countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the islands of the Atlantic and Pacific, and has taken the opportunity of testing the principles of structural analysis in various racial and cultural settings. Their precision and predictive value have stood up rather well under particularly rigorous conditions requiring the services of interpreters to reach people of very exotic mentalities. 

Since structural analysis is a more general theory than orthodox psychoanalysis, the reader will be fairer to himself and to the writer if he resists, initially at least, the understandable temptation to try to fit the former into the latter. It the process is reversed, as it should be, it will be found that psychoanalysis easily finds its place methodologically as a highly specialized aspect of structural analysis. For example transactional analysis, the social aspect of structural analysis, reveals several different types of “crossed transactions.” The multifarious phenomena of transference are almost all subsumed under just one of these types, here denoted “Crossed Transaction Type I.” Other examples of the relationship between psychoanalysis and structural analysis are given in the text. 


Chapter 1. General Considerations 

Part I. Psychiatry of the Individual and Structural Analysis 
Chapter 2. The Structure of Personality 
Chapter 3. Personality Function 
Chapter 4. Psychopathology 
Chapter 5. Pathogenesis 
Chapter 6. Symptomatology 
Chapter 7. Diagnosis 

Part II. Social Psychiatry and Transactional Analysis 
Chapter 8. Social Intercourse 
Chapter 9. Analysis of Transactions 
Chapter 10. Analysis of Games 
Chapter 11. Analysis of Scripts 
Chapter 12. Analysis of Relationships 

Part III. Psychotherapy 
Chapter 13. Therapy of Functional Psychoses 
Chapter 14. Therapy of Neuroses 
Chapter 15. Group Therapy 

Part IV. Frontiers of Transactional Analysis 
Chapter 16. Finer Structure of the Personality 
Chapter 17. Advanced Structural Analysis 
Chapter 18. Therapy of Marriages 
Chapter 19. Regression Analysis 
Chapter 20. Theoretical and Technical Considerations

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Personality Function
Analysis of Transactions
Analysis of Scripts
Therapy of Neuroses
Group Therapy
Frontiers of Transactional Analysis

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D'abord medecin comme son pere, il se tourne vers la psychiatrie et exerce aux Etats-Unis. A partir de 1946 il est psychiatre dans differents hopitaux a San Francisco et ouvre son cabinet de psychanalyste a Carmel, Californie. En 1956, il demande sa reconnaissance comme psychanalyste et il n'est pas accepte. Ce refus sera pour lui un aiguillon pour formaliser sa propre maniere de travailler et ajouter quelque chose de nouveau a la psychanalyse. Ses travaux donneront naissance a l'Analyse transactionnelle.

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