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An Introduction to Transactional Analysis

An Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Helping People Change

May 2011 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This thoroughly revised edition of Transactional Analysis Counselling introduces the theory and practice of TA - which integrates cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theories within a humanistic philosophy - from a unique relational perspective. While most TA books focus on one field, this approach demonstrates the benefits of TA across a wide variety of helping settings, business and management, education and coaching as well as counselling. Case studies from a variety of contexts bring TA to life for trainees in any of these disciplines, and the accessible, engaging writing style makes difficult concepts understandable for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Bringing their book into the twenty-first century, expert authors Phil Lapworth and Charlotte Sills provide a brief history of TA followed by individual chapters on the concepts and techniques used. Each chapter is devoted to one concept and includes a detailed definition and description, and suggestions for application in practice. Exercises for student, practitioner and client, boxed summaries, diagrams, checklists and sources of further reading make this the ideal text for use in training.

This book is an essential companion for those embarking on specialist TA courses or studying TA as part of wider training, while those who want simply to integrate TA into their work with people can dip into it as suits their needs.

An Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Making Contracts
Ego States: A Theory of Personality
The Analysis of Transactions: Understanding Communication
Functional Analysis: Behavioural Options in Relationship
Strokes and Other Human Hungers
Life Scripts: The Development of a Lived Narrative
Games: Understanding Relational Dynamics
Rackets: Maintaining Scripts in the Internal World
Assessment and The Process of Change
Relating for a Change

imformative overview of human factors that contribute well to issues of communication and how they can be clearly interpretted

Mrs Angela Cobbold
operating department practice, Anglia Ruskin University
September 28, 2011

An accessible text for gaining understanding of complex issues.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
September 22, 2011

This will be a supplementary text to a course about personal effectiveness and working with others. I will monitor the usefulness of the book with the students.

Mrs Carole Schubert
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
September 12, 2011

A comprehensive introduction to TA covering a wide variety of settings and examples for application to practice

Dr Praxoulla Rameshwar
FHSCS, Kingston University
September 5, 2011

This book has filled the yawning gap of the long awaited book on Transactional Analysis. I will recommend it to all professionals who work directly with people.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
September 1, 2011

A terrific analysis that I have already trialled with a student group - clarity, precision and a good index. Thank You

Mr Colin Guthrie
Kingsway Centre, North Lindsey College
August 22, 2011

An easy to follow authoratative text which analyses and applies TA in a didactic manner. Helps student nurses to understand the complexities of the nurse/patient relationship and the dynamics that underpin communication.

Mr Keith Bradley-Adams
School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
August 8, 2011

The book provides a useful resource for understanding and framing peoples behaviours. This may be helpful for some students in their attempts to make sense of interactions in a group , team or organization

Ms Julia Mingay
School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London
August 8, 2011

I have been wanting to introduce my PQ students to TA for a while and this is an accessible book for them to use to build on teaching

Ms Helen Burrows
Social Work , Nottingham Trent University
July 22, 2011

A helpful text which provides both insight into this fascinating area but also utility of the same. Text is easy to follow and engage with.

Mr Ian Llewellyn-Nash
Public Health, Birmingham City University
July 18, 2011

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