Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action

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Selling over 25,000 copies across three editions, this book provides an unrivalled introduction to the core concepts and basic techniques of Transactional Analysis (TA). Ian Stewart guides the reader step-by-step through the successive stages in using TA to create therapeutic change, building understanding of the way the approach works in real-life practice.

Key features of this new edition include:

-a single extended case study running through the book

-'Key ideas' panels to summarize the main ideas in each section

-Detailed discussion of 'closing the escape hatches': TA's distinctive approach to resolving the issues of suicide, self-harm or violence

-Practice Checklists offering suggested questions readers can use to appraise their own work with clients at strategic points in the text

- Space for Reflection sections and Further Reading lists to conclude each chapter.

This bestselling textbook offers trainee and practising psychotherapists and counsellors a concise, hands-on exploration of current concepts and techniques in Transactional Analysis.

Ian Stewart is Co-Director of The Berne Institute, Nottingham. He is the author of Eric Berne (SAGE, 1992) and Developing Transactional Analysis Counselling (SAGE, 1996), and co-author of TA Today (2nd edn, Lifespace, 2012).

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Ian Stewart was born in Glasgow in 1940. He received his secondary education at Glasgow Academy and went on to study at Pembroke College, Oxford. Graduating in 1961, he worked for five years in the scientific Civil Service in Edinburgh. In 1966 he emigrated to England to take up a Research Fellowship at Nottingham University. On conclusion of his research contract he stayed on at Nottingham as a lecturer, gaining his PhD degree in 1970.

Ian's first contact with psychotherapy was as a client. While continuing his own personal therapy, he developed a growing interest in the theory and method of psychotherapy generally and transactional analysis in particular. He entered formal TA training in 1979, and gained accreditation as a TA practitioner in 1984. For several years Ian followed two parallel careers, as lecturer and as psychotherapist. In the end, psychotherapy won the day: in 1989 Ian resigned his university lectureship to pursue a full-time career as a TA psychotherapist, writer and trainer.

Ian is the author, with co-author Vann Joines, of the basic text on transactional analysis, TA Today. First published in 1987, the book has been translated into fifteen languages and is widely regarded as the world-standard introduction to its subject. Its second edition appeared in 2012. Ian is Co-Director of The Berne Institute, a TA training centre which celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2013.

Ian lives in a small village in the backwoods of Leicestershire, together with his wife and three cats. His leisure interests include Morris dancing, cycling, fitness activities generally, and the appreciation of real ale.

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SAGE
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Published on
Oct 23, 2013
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9781446294826
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English
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Psychology / Psychotherapy / Counseling
Social Science / Human Services
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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. 

Introduction 

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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