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Transactional Analysis

Transactional analysis (TA) is a therapeutic approach developed by Eric Berne in the 1950’s. It has its roots in psychoanalysis, but  maintains a focus on social transactions to determine ‘ego states’ in order to better understand behavior. The Internation Transactional Analysis Association defines TA as a “theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change”.

TA-Tutor.com is brilliant and has a wealth of handouts about Transactional Analysis. Some of my favourite examples are given here:

  • Horn, E. K., Verheul, R., Thunnissen, M., Delimon, J., Soons, M., Meerman, A. M., … & Emmelkamp, P. M. (2015). Effectiveness of short-term inpatient psychotherapy based on transactional analysis with patients with personality disorders: A matched control study using propensity score. Journal of personality disorders29(5), 663-683. academia.edu  archive.org
  • Ohlsson, T. (2010). Scientific evidence base for transactional analysis in the year 2010 Annex 1–the Big List: References to Transactional Analysis research 1963-2010. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice1(1).  ijtarp.org archive.org

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