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Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action

Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action

Fourth Edition

November 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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).

Counselling with TA
Planning the Route to Change
Mapping the Structure of Problems
Separating Past from Present
Taking the First Steps
Exploring a Childhood Life-Plan
Forestalling Tragic Outcomes
Making Contracts for Change
Challenging Outdated Beliefs
Making New Decisions
Ending Counselling

This book will be a valuable tool to understand Transactional Analysis Counselling, to have practical examples and ideas on how to implement TA as part of therapy. Suitable for training purposes at post graduate level and for psychologists and counsellors who would like to understand TA as a therapy strategy.

Dr Petro Erasmus
Psychology , Univ. of The North West
September 20, 2014

An excellent resource for our 2nd year diploma students. Highly recommend.

Mrs Susan Draper-Todkill
Counselling, South Nottingham College
November 13, 2013

Excellent new edition of well-established text

Mr Keith Walmsley-Smith
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
November 13, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Counselling with TA

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